Inspired by dance, romance, and ending too many lost weekends at his friends cult London underground club Secret Sundaze, Ali Love returns to the dancefloor he loves with this disco glitter bomb of forbidden love. Sounding like the abandoned lovechild of Chic and ABC, this is Ali knotting together gritty electro and shiny pop, soul and showbiz all into a rope ladder to the top.Taken from his debut album Love Music (released September 17th), Alis take on disco, soul, rock n roll and pop is both original and refreshing. Listen to Love Music and youll hear Lou Reed and Iggy, The Beach Boys, P-Funk beats, hints of Kool & The Gang or Earth, Wind & Fires disco grooves along with Phil Spector pop, Latin hip hop and of course the sound of contemporary clubland, all mixed up in short, sweet, cinematic songs that hook you in and leave you wanting more. Remixes include a shimmering slice of phuture disco from Amsterdam-based house innovator Sebastien Leger, transporting Alis sound of dirty East London to a sunkissed Balearic beachfront. Tom Neville gives Ali a tougher electro-house carapace, while John Kahuna turns out a throbbing techno workout aimed squarely at the epicentre of the Bugged Out dancefloor.
Playgroups Trevor Jackson goes all Latino block party on an amazing cowbell-crunked old-meets-new school mix that would sound as much at home at a back in the day South Bronx schoolyard jam as it will at a messy Dalston warehouse this summer.
Ali Love and his band play Yo Yo at Nottinghill Arts Club on September 6, 13, 20, 27
Ali Love's new single Secret Sunday Lover is released 16 July.
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