“Huge buzz around this new Bristol-based duo… Ones to watch.” – Pete Tong
From the outlandish big room vibe of their FFRR debut ‘Ride This Train’ to the ethereal ‘Home’ and the nocturnal cinematic scope of ‘October’, ICARUS have proven to be impossible to second guess.
Testament to their eclectic ability is Radio 1’s consistent support with multiple plays from Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Monki, Phil Taggart and Mistajam. Most recently, their edit of Arle‘s ‘Close To You’ became their second Hottest Record in the World – almost a year to the day since ‘Home’ earned the same accolade.
Now ICARUS present their first new track of 2017 with ‘King Kong’. If you call a track ‘King Kong’ it has to be a beast, and that’s exactly what Bristol-based brothers Ian and Tom Griffiths have delivered. Recalling the exuberant song-crafted energy of Basement Jaxx, ‘King Kong’ exudes potent dynamism from every element of the production, from the booming bass to the urgent percussion to the rallying cry of “That motherfucker’s getting down like King Kong!”.
There’s much more to come from the ICARUS camp and their Fly Boy label in the near future. Already confirmed are two huge festivals: Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival in Malta this April and Croatia’s infamous Hideout Festival this June PLUS a debut Australian tour alongside TCTS and The Aston Shuffle this July.
Remixes of ‘King Kong’ come courtesy of Secondcity and Felon.