Sunday, July 24, 2016

Song of the day

"Operator (DJ Koze's Extended Disco Version)", by Lapsley.

In the radio station of my dreams, this song would be on very high rotation. DJ Koze has the knack for working a particular kind of magic, where he conjures the essence of a particular type of music from days of yore, without coming across as either pastiche or imitation. In this instance, as the title kinda gives away, disco is the order of the day. Right out of the box, the strings transport you to the world as it was in, say, 1975, and there are other nice period touches, but the four-note synth line comes from a place outside of time, as, I think, do the piano and the subtle almost-gospel tinges that appear tentatively around the corner in the middle of the song. Lapsley's Amy-Winehouse-by-way-of-Sade voice sits very nicely on top of it all. Please can you make this a hit?