Apr 25, 2009

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Studio - West Coast (05 ^135mb)

Swedish disco explorers Studio bridge a gap between the current wave of Scandinavian retro disco activists and more song-oriented dancefloor sounds. A mere six tracks,nonetheless West Coast nearly clocks up an hour's worth of play time wherein they go through an impressive run of ideas. 'Out There' serves as an excellent opener, and itself serves as an example of the group's ability to flirt with all manner of different sub-genres. It's a piece of gloriously lurid neon audio, made up of addictive early '80s-themed passages, even dropping some 'I Feel Love'-style synth arps before switching to a skanking reggae rhythm towards the end. Offering a different slant on Studio's approach to pop, 'Origin' goes a bit Madchester, featuring some bluesy guitar riffs set to a sloppy early-nineties style breakbeat. The whole of West Coast is united by a very specific produxction sound - one which while constantly referencing retro dance music trends always sounds full-bodied and weighty in a very modern way.

Studio - West Coast promotion video

1 - Out There (16:00)
2 - West Side (7:06)
3 - Self Service (4:13)
4 - Origin (5:33)
5 - Life's A Beach! (12:49)
6 - Indo (9:28)

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