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Ushuaïa &Hï Ibiza announce Opening Party

THE SIGNAL
USHUAÏA AND HÏ IBIZA OPENING PARTY 2023

World-leading Ibiza powerhouses kick off the new season with a day-into-night
doubleheader on Saturday 29th April

LINEUP A-Z
ADAM BEYER  |  AMÉMÉ  |   ANFISA LETYAGO  |  BLACK COFFEE  |  CHLOÉ CAILLET
CHRIS STUSSY  |  DAMIAN LAZARUS  |  ERIC PRYDZ  |  HONEY DIJON  |  INDIRA PAGANOTTO   KEVIN DE VRIES  |  LOCO DICE  |  MACEO PLEX  |  MASSANO  |  MELON BOMB
MOCHAKK  |  PACO OSUNA  |  PATRICK MASON  |  PAUL KALKBRENNER (live)
SYREETA  |  THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS

SATURDAY 29TH APRIL
12:00 – 00:00 USHUAÏA IBIZA
23:00 – CLOSE HÏ IBIZA

TICKETS
USHUAÏA IBIZA – DAY PASS – STANDARD TICKET = 80€
HÏ IBIZA – NIGHT PASS – STANDARD TICKET = 80€
USHUAÏA & HÏ IBIZA – DAY & NIGHT PASS – STANDARD TICKET = 140€

Memories of a legendary 2022 still loom large, but Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza are already looking forward to raising the bar in 2023. On Saturday 29th April, they will launch into another unmissable season with joint opening party THE SIGNAL. The day into night doubleheader across both cutting-edge venues features ​​the world’s biggest electronic music artists, including Adam Beyer, Black Coffee, Eric Prydz, Honey Dijon, Maceo Plex, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), The Martinez Brothers and many more. Tickets go on sale at 1200CET on Friday 27th January at ibizaopenings.com.

Founder and CEO of both venues Yann Pissenem says: “After a hugely successful return to Ibiza last summer, we’re excited to unveil our joint day and night launch party this summer. We’ve put everything into making sure that the line is worthy of an Ibiza opening party, featuring an incredible mix of our residents DJs, favourite artists and emerging talents. The whole team is getting ready to kick off another great season, and it all starts with this huge dual opening party. We can’t wait to see you there.”

The much anticipated new season officially gets underway at Ushuaïa Ibiza where global electronic tastemaker and Platinum-selling artist Eric Prydz will blend well-crafted melodies with deep techno grooves and a storytelling DJ style that makes him a firm Ushuaïa favourite. German techno titan Paul Kalkbrenner will perform live, bringing his powerful and all-consuming sound, and Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex brings his cosmic take on techno to Ushuaïa Ibiza’s now legendary soundsystem. Add in MassanoKevin De Vries and SYREETA and you have a stunning opening soundtrack.

As night falls, head over to Hï Ibiza where the Theatre is set to play host to future-facing back-to-back sets with club regulars, including famously energetic pair The Martinez Brothers playing with Desolat label head and Ibiza mainstay Loco Dice, and GRAMMY Award-winning house kingpin Black Coffee playing alongside MochakkDamian Lazarus b2b Chloé Caillet will be a showcase of all things mystic and deep, with further sets from Chicago house mainstay Honey Dijon, breakout Dutch talent Chris Stussy bringing his slick and spaced-out grooves, and West African-born AMÉMÉ laying down his Afro-leaning rhythms.

The Hï Ibiza Club room will play host to pure techno from Spain’s Paco Osuna, along with  thundering big room techno from Adam Beyer. Nervous Records and REKIDS associate Anfisa Letyago brings potent club cuts, there’s energizing hybrid sounds from Berlin-based Patrick Mason and an Ibiza-debut from Spanish selector Indira Paganotto.  In the Wild Corner, meanwhile, Ibiza favourites Melon Bomb will be laying down underground house and disco cuts all night long.

Created by The Night LeagueUshuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza are two of the most recognisable and respected clubs in the world, offering unique and incomparable electronic music experiences based on pioneering high-spec production.  The ultimate adult playground, Ushuaïa Ibiza is famous for its iconic open-air pool stage and unforgettable stage shows and production, whilst Hï Ibiza, voted World’s No.1 Club in the DJ Mag top 100 Clubs Awards 2022, is the global benchmark for cutting edge clubbing.

The opening parties are always historic events so make sure you are part of the story by registering for tickets at ibizaopenings.com.

ABOUT HÏ IBIZA
Hï Ibiza – Officially named the World’s #1 Club by DJ Mag in 2022. Since opening in 2017, the multi-award-winning club has continually pushed the boundaries of what the clubbing experience can be. Operating at the centre of Ibiza’s most popular strip, Playa D’en Bossa, Hï Ibiza is home to the biggest names in the electronic music scene and welcomes thousands of clubbers from across the globe every week throughout the season.

With carefully curated lineups, world-class residents, state-of-the-art design and pioneering sound technology, Hï Ibiza champions an unmatched commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience. The most technologically advanced club in the world, Hï Ibiza has heralded a new era of global club culture through continuous innovation and refinement.  Find out more at hiibiza.com.

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ABOUT USHUAÏA IBIZA
Ushuaïa Ibiza has been the destination of choice for international thrill-seekers arriving on the island since its inception. Hosting the biggest superstar DJs in the world, Ushuaïa’s iconic stage, large pool area, and open-air dancefloor guarantee an unmatched musical experience pairing incredible production with immersive performances to create truly unforgettable moments.

A gateway to a hedonistic wonderland where guests can escape the ordinary and immerse themselves in residencies and guest appearances from the very best in global talent. The venue transports guests to a world beyond imagination, a dance music utopia, where lifelong memories are made. If you’re ready, join us: www.theushuaiaexperience.com

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Operator ‘Carbon Towers EP’

Artist: Operator
Title: Carbon Towers EP
Label: Symbolism
Cat. #: SYMDIGI027
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th January 2023
Tracklist
01 Operator
02 Surface Shimmer
03 The Hanging Edge
04 The Hidden

Operator joins Ben Sims’ Symbolism label with the ‘Carbon Towers’ EP.

A mainstay of the Mord label in recent years, Operator’s debut four-track EP for Symbolism takes in peak time panel-beaters, a warm chord-driven groover and sinister broken beats.

The title track’s concentrated soundscapes make for an imposing opener, but one that uses its density to maximum effect, particularly in its memorable breakdown. ‘Surface Shimmer’s lush keys and crisp, almost sharp, drums follow in classy style while the cinematic and decidedly ‘noir’ tone of ‘The Hanging Edge’ counterpoints intricate percussion and a broken groove before the moody power of ‘The Hidden’ rounds out the EP.

 

 

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Dimensions Festival 2023

DJ Bone, Helena Hauff Invites, DJ Stingray 313, Objekt, Anz, Dr Banana, Donato Dozzy, Hieroglyphic Being (live), The Ghost, Freakenstein, Josey Rebelle, Nicolas Lutz, Paquita Gordon, Roza Terenzi b2b D Tiffany, Truly Madly, XDB, Youandewan, Zip, Iration Steppas, Fumiya Tanaka, DJ Perception, Gene On Earth, Dyed Soundorom and tens more all play 
Memories from a historic 10th anniversary are still etched into the minds of all who attended, but today Dimensions looks forward to summer 2023. Croatia’s most forward thinking festival is back at new and already much loved home The Garden Resort in Tisno from 31st August – 4th September with another untouchable mix of cult stars, pioneering legends and new school talents as well as the famous boat and label parties, live sets, back-to-back exclusives, debuts and much more. For full information and tickets, head to www.dimensionsfestival.com.
The sweeping secluded bay, towering pines and gorgeous sea views of Croatia’s Garden Resort has proven to be a perfect setting for Dimensions, which is all about high quality production, carefully curated line-ups and crowds of serious music lovers. It now has a real family feel built up over 10 previous editions that makes every dance a special one where musical memories are made and new bonds formed. Whether that’s while sailing out to sea on one of the array of hugely popular boat parties, baking in the sun as DJs drop warm beats on the beach, getting freaky at an afters or dancing under star-lit skies at the cult Barbarella’s Discotheque is up to you, but rest assured there is no finer place to spend your summer getaway.
This summer, Dimensions has poured heart and soul into another rich and diverse musical programme that covers all shades of bass, house, techno, electro, garage, disco and plenty in between. Much of that will be overseen by the welcomed return of popular label and brand partners such as the one and only Fabric, Bristol label Dr Banana, Berlin mobile record store and DJ duo The Ghost, London party and label Butter Side Up, Welsh community minded gathering Freerotation, Leeds’ legendary Subdub, plus Maricas, Heels & Souls, Casa Voyager, Picnic, Outlaws Yacht Club and more. On top of that, 2023 sees the addition of new partners such as Scotland’s leading electro label Craigie Knowes as well as the psychedelic lovers from Club Cosmos.
Some firm festival favourites and long-standing affiliates return including blistering techno from Helena Hauff, high speed electro from Detroit’s Stingray, heady house and minimal from The Ghost, tasteful eclecticism from Josey Rebelle and stylish spaced out electronic sounds from Hamish & Toby.
In terms of debuts, Italian techno sculptor Donato Dozzy will play for the first time while Sugar Free and Peach play back to back for the first time on any line-up with further b2bs scheduled from Malika & Matthew Neequaye, Christian AB & Quest, Gene On Earth & Dyed Soundorom, Youandewan & Huerta, Masda & Evan Baggs, tINI & Doudou MD, and Roza Terenzi & D. Tiffany.
Live shows are always a big part of Dimensions and this year Sweely, Z@p, Hieroglyphic Being, OCB aka Driss Bennis and Steevio all line-up while lovers of heavy weight bottom ends have plenty to look forward to as Mala, Iration Steppas, LTJ Bukem, Josey Rebelle, Tim Reaper, Om Unit and Tasha all bring their finest bass next to Skee Mask, Objekt, Anz, Bluetoof and others who will be repping a rich take on UK centric electronic sounds.
On top of this there will searing electro from Assault, Freakenstein, DJ Bone and Helena Hauff (who also brings her Presents concept with another hard-hitting line-up ), plus UKG and beyond with Dr Banana who return with a stellar takeover featuring Lady Passion, Perception, Enchanted Rhythms and more, while otherworldly explorations come from Sybil, Carl H, Simon Scott and GiGi FM. ISAbella brings her MARICAS party back to Tisno with a special takeover and you can expect mind bending sets from Nicholas Lutz, Onur Ozer, Unai Trotti and Raphael Carrau amongst many more.
There’s still plenty to be announced including the unmissable after party programme at Barbarellas Discotheque. Last year’s takeovers included The Ghost x Limousine Dream, Truants and Planet Euphorique. Passes to all three nights are currently available from £30 via bit.ly/D23Afters.
Let’s not forget the boat parties; 3-hour sessions on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic with some of the finest artists, labels and collectives around. Details soon to be shared.
Dimensions is a must-attend festival for underground music lovers and it always sells out. Get your tickets early at www.dimensionfestival.com.

 

FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED (A-Z)
Adam Pits & Lisene – Space Cadets, Albin, Aletha, Alex Kassian, Andy Luff, Anz, Bluetoof, Borys & Noizar, Bugs Groove, Carl H, CCL, Christian AB b2b Quest, Craigie Knowes, d.phylleia, David Martin, DJ Assault, DJ Bone (Electro Set), DJ Masda b2b Evan Baggs, DJ Perception, DJ Pipe, DJ Stingray 313, DJ Voices, Donato Dozzy, Donna Leake, Dr Baird, Dr Banana, Dr Rubinstein, Eich, Enchanted Rhythms, Enrica Falqui, Flo Dill, Francesco Del Garda, Freakenstein, Full Circle – Alexis Le Tan & Joakim, Fumiya Tanaka, Gabbs, Garrett David, Gene On Earth b2b Dyed Soundorom, GiGi FM, Hamish & Toby, Harri Pepper, Heels & Souls, Helena Hauff, Hieroglyphic Being (live), Inner Zone, Iration Steppas (live), ISAbella, Jack Wrenn, James Andrew & Charley, James Falco, Jaye Ward, Jen Harkness, Joe Delon, Joe Gill, Josey Rebelle, Junior, k means, Kold Faction, KRN, L.F.T., Lady Passion, Laidlaw, Lena Willikens, Liquid Earth, Lora Mipsum, LTJ Bukem & MC Lowqui, Lucy Cook, Mala, Malika, Mari.te, Matthew Neequaye, Matthias, Melody, Migz, Mother Earth, Neel, Nicolas Lutz, Nite Fleit, Objekt, OCB aka Driss Bennis (live), OK Williams, Om Unit, Onur Özer, Paquita Gordon, Paramida, Peach b2b Sugar Free, Pete Melba, Prosumer, Raphael Carrau, Rasho, Ron Obvious (live), Roza Terenzi b2b D. Tiffany, Sean OD, Selfhood, Simon Scott, Skee Mask, So-Fi, Steevio was (live), Sweely, Sybil, T. Jacques, Tasha, The Ghost, Tho & Loren, Tim Reaper, tINI b2b Doudou MD, Tony Neptune, Travis, Tristan Da Cunha, Truly Madly, Unai Trotti, Velvet Velour, Voigtmann, Vrm Vrm, XDB, Youandewan b2b Huerta, Z@p (live), Zip

PARTNERS
25 Years of Subdub, Butter Side Up, Cartulis, Casa Voyager, Club Cosmos, Craigie Knowes, DJ Stingray 313 Presents, Dr Banana, Fabric, Freerotation, Heels & Souls, Helena Hauff Invites, MARICAS, MUDD Show, Outlaws Yacht Club, Picnic, Planet Euphorique, Resident Advisor, SlapFunk, space•lab, Spaced, The Ghost, Tribe Records, Trommel
PACKSHOT Made By Pete & Zoe Kypri - Horizon Red - Crosstown Rebels

Made By Pete, Zoe Kypri ‘Horizon Red’

Artist: Made By Pete, Zoe Kypri
Title: Horizon Red
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat. #: CRM285
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Release Date: 20th January 2023
Tracklist
1) Horizon Red
2) Horizon Red (Pete’s Dub)

Made By Pete returns to Crosstown Rebels as he links up with Zoe Kypri for the anthemic ‘Horizon Red’.

Born and raised in London, DJ and producer Made By Pete has flourished in recent years, making appearances around the globe from Set Underground (Tulum) and fabric (London) to Off Week (Barcelona) and beyond. Gaining plaudits from leading names in Damian Lazarus, Keinemusik and Pete Tong, to name just a few, the UK talent has crafted a string of stand-out releases via the likes of Flying Circus, RADIANT and Crosstown Rebels. Having first touched down on the imprint in 2018 alongside Jem Cooke for ‘So Long’, with two further appearances since, he opens the label’s 2023 schedule alongside R&B, jazz and Neo-soul singer/songwriter Zoe Kypri for the gripping sonics of ‘Horizon Red’ – with the track set to be remixed by label boss Damian Lazarus in the coming weeks.

“We caught each other’s attention whilst playing sets at Tobacco Dock in London, and the admiration was mutual. We knew we wanted to create something that evoked feelings of the afterglow. That dissonant feeling at sunset when the horizon is so fiercely beautiful, yet the inevitability of the day falling behind the mountains is near. A simultaneous beginning and end.” – Made By Pete & Zoe Kypri.

A dynamic track guided by rich chords, rolling organic percussion and Kypri’s powerful yet graceful vocals, ‘Horizon Red’ is a euphoric and captivating journey balancing energetic builds with deeper moments, while Pete’s Dub strips things back as spiralling synths and hazy atmospheres take hold for a late-night trip.

 

Photographer Alexander Sylte

LAFT ‘Maple’

Artist: LAFT
Title: Maple
Label: badabing diskos
Cat. #: badabing01lps1
Format: Digital
Release Date: 24th January 2023
Tracklist
1. Maple
2. Maple (House Version)

Norway-based duo LAFT tease their upcoming album ‘New Objectivity’ with ‘Maple,’ a superb single from it backed with an alternative house version.

This pair is made up of badabing diskos label boss Håkon Vinnogg who is best known for his fresh disco and house sounds as Vinny Villbass. He is a core part of the Scandinavian underground with releases on an array of top labels. Here he works with Tomas Järmyr, an accomplished percussionist and formally trained jazz master who is in groups such as Motorpsycho and Årabrot and has toured with Pantha Du Prince’s The Bell Laboratory. Their forthcoming album is a triumph of live musicianship, skilled arrangement and the sweet fusion of cosmic synth work and original house grooves.

‘Maple’ is a richly layered track with shuffling drums and warm, gooey bass. The molten synths that pan about the mix constantly evolve as the bass does its own dance below. Wooden block hits, distant solar winds and subtle, wordless vocals all help bring this track to life in magnificent fashion.

The House version is tweaked for club play – it retains the lush musicality of the original, but with more physical drums. They unfold in fresh, broken patterns with more tense synth leads and an eerie atmosphere making this perfect for the late-night hours.

‘Maple’ is a tasty appetiser for the full-length ‘New Objectivity’ album to come.

 

PACKSHOT Butane - Dirt, Worldwide EP - Extrasketch

Butane ‘Dirt, Worldwide EP’

Artist: Butane
Title: Dirt, Worldwide EP
Label: Extrasketch
Cat. #: EX43
Format: Digital
Release Date: 20th January 2023
Tracklist
1. Club Foot
2. Voice Inside (Filbert Street Mix)
3. Whatcha Doin

Extrasketch boss Butane returns with a trio of no-nonsense house jams across ‘Dirt, Worldwide’.

Continuing his explorations within house, techno, minimal and beyond, it’s safe to say San Francisco-based DJ, producer and label boss Andrew Rasse, aka Butane remains an artist at the top of his game when it comes to crafting functional, intuitive dance floor material. Kicking off the New Year with yet more classy and quality house efforts, late January sees Rasse deliver Extrasketch’s first output of 2023 as he unveils three fresh cuts in typically slick fashion with his ‘Dirt, Worldwide’ EP.

Lead track ‘Club Foot’ employs a killer organic tech house groove guided by rolling drums and shakers. Winding along effortlessly, the subtly hypnotic, infectious tune shapes up to be a low-key terrace anthem. Next, ‘Voice Inside (Filbert Street Mix)’ veers off into a slightly wonky and off-kilter warehouse trip as fuzzy analog bass patterns merge with warped vocal interjections and skippy percussion for a decidedly mind-meets-body affair. ‘Whatcha Doin’ closes the package on a smoother, dubby note. Harnessing a slightly eerie tension across the track, Rasse deftly drops some ear candy in the form of a cheeky vocal sample while harnessing those signature Butane elements. Another late-night mover in the bag.

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O Squared ‘I Found A Unicorn’

Artist: O Squared
Title: I Found A Unicorn
Label: Gabu Records
Release Date:January 26 2023
Tracklist:
1. Mycophile
2. Mycophile (Outer Space Edit)
3. Asante In The Jungle
3. I Found A Unicorn

Record Sounds Like: A world of sound, inspired by the Outer space as well as the organic. Sounds of nature are converted into electronic waves, injected with a lot of soul.

Mycophile:
Nature tends to be still on the outside, yet is full of activity beneath the surface. Mushrooms and the fungal network combine with the roots of trees, enabling smooth communication and delivery of nutrients. These nutrients are now delivered to your ear.

Asante In The Jungle:
Zanzibar is home to a magical connection with mother nature, as she whispers her secrets. Her nature is preserved in sound, as coconut trees dance to her jazz in the background.

I Found A Unicorn:
Walking off the beaten path, you enjoy your twilight stroll. Something catches your eye behind that oak tree, and behold a unicorn shines through the leaves to greet you! You attempt touch, but all vanishes in that fleeting moment as you are whisked back to reality.

PACKSHOT Various Artists (incl. Bakayan, Idd Aziz, Wild Dark, Hauy) - Horus - Sounds Of Khemit

Various ‘Horus’

Artist: Various
Title: Horus
Label: Sounds Of Khemit
Cat. #: SOK014
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th January 2023
Tracklist:
01 Bákayan, Idd Aziz – Mezdeke
02 Wild Dark – Angels
03 Hauy – Mycelium

Sounds Of Khemit’s first release of 2023 is another sublime house excursion featuring tracks from Bákayan & Idd Aziz, Wild Dark and Hauy. The EP will be preceded with the release of the three individual singles, one week apart, starting on January 13th.

The backstory for this EP is drawn from Horus, one of the most important Masters of Ancient Khemit. His rule over Khemit influenced the culture for millennia and he was seen as the master of light, truth and knowledge of everything he touches. He had magical healing abilities inherited from his mother Wulsa and some authors believed Horus and his mother Isis could have shaped the image of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

First up is Bákayan who released on the label at the start of 2022. Here he works with Idd Aziz, who was already touring the world aged 15 and is one of Kenya’s most accomplished vocalists and percussionists. Together they cook up the brilliantly engaging ‘Mezdeke’, a track built on alluring vocal chants, organic percussion and silky grooves full of spiritualism.

Wild Dark is a New York duo with over two decades of experience behind them and releases on this label as well as the likes of Do Not Sit On The Furniture Recordings. Their brilliant ‘Angels’ is a candle lit late night deep house tune with muted melodies and enchanting pads. Subtle vocals drift in and out as the rolling groove lures you in ever further.

Brazilian-born, Montreal-based All Day I Dream and Get Physical Music associate Hauy closes the EP with ‘Mycelium’. It’s a track that takes you on a colourful trip as the loose chords ride the scales and smart filters build the tension. Add in the cosmic melodies and you have some sublime dance floor escapism.

This is another storied and cultured house EP from Sounds Of Khemit.

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Höhn ‘Egypt Lake’

Artist: Höhn
Title: Egypt Lake
Label: STNS
Cat. #: STNS012
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th January 2023

Höhn builds towards the release of his new album with ‘Egypt Lake,’ a superb first single.

Eric Haynes is Höhn, an accomplished pianist, composer and live musician who founded the neo-soul band Busty and the Bass. As well as writing music for shows like Kitz on Netflix, he has toured across Europe and North America, supported BADBADNOTGOOD and Wyclef Jean, played high-profile events like SXSW and collaborated with greats like Macy Gray and George Clinton.

It was time in techno capital Berlin that saw him falling for the direct emotions of that genre. In turn, that inspired him to head out into nature to capture field recordings and fuse their real-world energy with the synthesis of techno and jazz’s harmonic concepts. It makes for a sound that finds Höhn exploring how geography and nostalgia influence music with captivating songs made from sounds recorded in the wilds of Canada.

This first single from the album showcases that in sublime fashion. It is made from sounds from around Egypt Lake in Banff National Park and is partly inspired by the idea of “music to pump water to”, along with the vibe of an “underwater lake party”. The deeply atmospheric and evocative tune uses a lot of water-based samples, like the sounds of throwing rocks into water or wind on the lake which takes you to a sunset rave beside a favourite body of water. It’s slow and serene electronica that embraces the same melody throughout, while harmonic and arrangement choices bring intrigue and take listeners on a real musical journey.

This is a tantalising glimpse of the artful and evocative new album to come.

PACKSHOT Tayllor & G. Zamora - Una Vez Mas - connected

Tayllor & G. Zamora ‘Una Vez Más’

Artist: Tayllor & G. Zamora
Title: Una Vez Más
Label: connected
Cat. #: connected115
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th January 2023

Tayllor and G.Zamora join forces once again for some more of their Afro-house magic on connected.

Tayllor is a Greek-born artist who fuses traditional instruments with vibrant house sounds. He is a hotly tipped talent set to break through in 2023 after top Beatport hits and support from the likes of Black Coffee and Bedouin. Songwriter, percussionist and vocalist G. Zamora is an Afro house mainstay and label regular who has a rich musical background that always shines through in his work.

This time the pair create a serious, energetic and deep track with engaging melodies and powerful, organic percussion. G.Zamora’s voice tells a story of love and does so with real emotion. It speaks of a trapped soul begging for a second chance and makes for a moving moment on the dance floor.

This is a fresh and characterful tune from this ever-innovative pair.