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19 July 2017

Drop Out Orchestra release hit record on Riot Gear

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Unity Agency artists Drop Out Orchestra have released a storming four-track 12″ on Riot Gear, a Midnight Riot sister label. The tracks fit tightly in the category of luxurious, sophisticated disco that DOO have become famous for, with clear, elegant percussion and lush string samples that let the track breathe while providing enough of a punch to keep every dancefloor busy.

The title track is a beautiful rework of The Rolling Stones – Miss You, doubled by a remix from Midnight Riot head Yam Who. Meanwhile, the B side comes through with “Where is My Man” and “Knucklehead” – a rework of Frankie Knuckles’ “Tears”.

About the tracks on the B-side, DOO had this to say on their Facebook page:

“Where is My Man” is a production by the often overlooked masters Henri Belolo and Jacques Morali, the geniuses behind “Street Dance” by Break Machine and “Go West” by The Village People (Yes, and “Y.M.C.A”). (…) We were trying for that one-chord jamming suspense-release arrangement effect that makes “Tell You (Today)” such a great dance song. Not sure we got it 100% right but it was worth a shot. The vocoder vocals and filter effects are ours too of course.

Needless to say the reaction has been more than positive. The record shot up to #2 in the weekly Juno Disco/Nu-Disco bestsellers chart and sold 300 copies in four days. The official review praises the title track which received “a modern steroid injection, having never sounded more contemporary than here”, as well as the “on point jazz funk licks and stomping beat” on “Where is My Man” and the “jacking drum machine action” on “Knucklehead”.

A similarly positive review appeared in the Mixmag disco section, where the title track is described as a “stone-cold groover” that highlights DOO’s position as “world heavyweights” in terms of their rework capabilities.

We are extremely pleased with this release, and it looks like it will be heard on many dancefloors and at many sun-drenched festivals this summer.

Buy the 12″ vinyl HERE

For Drop Out Orchestra bookings please email paul@theunityagency.co.uk

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