Artist: Lunar Disco
Title: Terrible Happiness
Label: Suck My Disco
Cat. #: SMD004
Release Date: 6th July 2023
01. Lunar Disco – Terrible Happiness
02. Lunar Disco – Terrible Happiness (Club Mix)
03. Lunar Disco – Terrible Happiness (Gumm remix)
04. Lunar Disco – Terrible Happiness (Radio Edit)
The glamorous Lunar Disco duo is back with Suck My Disco’s fourth new single, ‘Terrible Happiness’, featuring a remix from Gumm.
Australia-based but born out of the Parisian house music scene, Lunar Disco is DJ and composer Nicolas Blistene and his singer-songwriter partner Kate Elsworth. Together they have a unique mix of live vocals and richly textured electronic sounds that are deep, sensual and playful. Kate has worked with Sonny Fodera and Deep Dish on labels such as Defected, Mobilee, and Cafe Mambo, while Nicolas runs the French Kitchen label and has thrown events worldwide.
The excellent ‘Terrible Happiness’ proves that with seven minutes of uplifting retro-future disco brilliance – the drums are leggy and loose, the chords reach skywards, and Kate’s steamy vocals finish the cosmic trip off in emotional fashion. A Club Mix layers in darker bass that powers things onward even more, but the irresistible vocal remains in place next to expansive chords that take you ever higher.
Remixer Gumm is a mainstay on the Melbourne scene who has gone from renegade party promoter to beloved festival headliner. He co-founded the city’s Darklove brand and mixes up nu-wave, indie and disco. Here he gets dark, with slap-funk drums and prying synths bringing romance and late-night mischief to the original. The vocal becomes more haunting and makes this is very different but equally brilliant version.
This is another faultless package from Lunar Disco.