Posted on Jun 17th, 2014 in Streams by Mr. Goldbar
Kid Gloves is the 1-2 punch of producers Anu Pillai and Roy Kerr. These UK studio wizards have amassed one of the coolest discographies on the planet, whether they’re behind the boards for the likes of Lana Del Rey and London Grammar, or flying solo as Freeform Five and The Freelance Hellraiser. Yet when they combine forces as Kid Gloves, these two studio masters manage to knock out their freakiest dance tracks yet.
“Third Round” (Premiered on Entertainment Weekly along with a Q&A) is the most muscular take on the Kid Gloves sound to date, a six-and-a-half minute collage of electrocuted disco cuts and distorted synthesizer glory. The guys get even funkier on “Stay The Same,” changing tempos while charging into soulful house and garage territory, prepping ears for revelatory EP closer “Wish I Never,” a timeless R&B summer jam where Kid Gloves channel their inner Jacksons over slowed-down rave breaks and the smoky pipes of London diva Tawiah. Leave your genre tags in the locker room and step in the ring.
Pre-Order Kid Gloves Third Round on iTunes now. Out June 24.