Jon Fratelli, who is, unsurprisingly, a member of Indie Rockers The Fratellis, is about to release his first proper solo single, titles, ‘Santo Domingo’.
‘Why should you care?’ I hear you ask. I’ll tell you why, ‘cos this reMix by The Knocks is stunning, even worth the cost of the single. Fratelli’s Rock ‘N’ Roll swagger is prefect fodder for the NYC duo to work some piano Disco/Electro-Rock magic on this track. It’s a driving, powerful track that keeps the guitar riff subtly in the background to underpin some massive 90’s style dance chords and some heavy bass synth. It’s a pity that this kind of tune mostly turns up in reMixes. There are a few bands I can think of that make this kind of stuff but they are few and far between, it generally only occurs when really talented reMixers meet proper Indie-Rockers. So enjoy it whilst you can!
‘Santo Domingo’ is released 18th April on Island.