Last week saw the re-emergence of Nu-Rave icons Klaxons. After indulging their Rockier side in the past few years their new comeback single, There is No Other Time, produced by future House Superstars Gorgon City, see them delve back into the waters of electronic music and showing just as much love for 90s Dance classics as they did when the first erupted on the scene.
The first tracks to be taken from their forthcoming summer album, There Is No Other Time rides a pulsating bassline that drive the track ever forward. With hints here and there, in the piano line and the vocal mantra, of Dance music classics of the past There Is No Other Time serves up a selection of live synths and Indie euphoria. A surprisingly good hint of what’s to come on their James Murphy, Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands, and Erol Alkan producer new record.
♫ Klaxons – There Is No Other Time
Klaxons’ There is No Other Time is released 23rd March.
So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that the original Sugarbabes, Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan, have reformed and are about to make a triumphant comeback to Pop to show the revolving door line-up of whoever is calling themselves Sugarbabes these days how it’s done. Flatline is their forthcoming début single under their new moniker Mutya Keisha Siobhan. It’s already making waves by itself, now added to the mix is this reworking by 2007 New Rave heroes Klaxons, who are apparently still together. Who knew?
They do a sterling job on the track, turning an epic slice of SynthPopRock into a deep deep House oddessy. The track is quite surprising, not knowing what to expect from a Klaxons 2013 track, but it seems they’ve got on board with the current trend for early 90s House sounds and added a little of their own brand of noisy electronics. House beats and low subby basses and an array of razor sharp synth hooks and filtered chords. The trio’s vocals sound perfectly at home amongst this involved clubland excursion, somewhat more comfortable than the original you might say.
♫ Mutya Keisha Siobhan – Flatline (Klaxons reMix)
Mutya Keisha Siobhan’s Flatline is released 1st September.
Check out more from Mutya Keisha Siobhan on SoundCloud.