When Gossip put out their first ever record in 2000, it came with a sleevenote that read as a statement of intent: “no thanks to the kids that don’t dance”. So it’s not surprising that the inimitable Beth Ditto’s first official side project comes ready-made for the dancefloor. Inspired by her heroines Grace Jones and Aaliyah it’s a pounding, pulsating dancefloor filler, boasting four emotional anthems-to-be.
Gossip’s iconic front woman and international superstar has recorded a collaboration with UK dance duo and production pioneers Simian Mobile Disco set for release in March 2011.
Beth had already teamed up with Simian Mobile Disco, having provided guest vocals on the track ‘Cruel Intentions’ for 2009’s ‘Temporary Pleasures’ album, but working with James Ford and Jas Shaw took their relationship to a whole new level of intimacy. Recorded in the UK in August, SMD both co-wrote and took production duties on the EP, capturing a softer evocative side to Beth’s powerful vocals.
With The EP, Beth Ditto has gone back to her underground roots, pooling her love of dance and dancing with Simian Mobile Disco’s command of the dancefloor to create a raw, electrifying record that is sure to be one of the year’s standout releases.
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