James & Evander are music nerds. As such, the Oakland production pair has taken inspiration from any number of genres over the past few years, resulting in a catalog of invitingly adventurous synth-pop that’s appeared across a number of releases. With this latest endeavor, J&E found themselves completely enamored by the music of San Francisco’s late ‘70s and early ‘80s gay disco scene, particularly the work of artists like Patrick Cowley and Sylvester. But the resulting tracks are not mere pieces of admiration, instead using the vintage sounds only as a jumping point into new territory.
The two songs presented here are slices of space-age pop, with touches of silky-smooth disco and soul-tinged house brimming from the edges. Backed with a bonus original track and remixes from Teen Daze, and fellow Oakland residents Yalls and Some Ember, the full EP is a melodious voyage through galactic disco and beyond.
released March 20, 2012
Produced by James & Evander
Remixes by Teen Daze, Yalls, and Some Ember
Mastered by Matthew Tammariello
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