The Socialists are a pan-European (and Russian!) electro-pop supergroup and this their first project for Glam Jam. "Only This Moment", as remixed in-house by KLar and PF, is an awesome exercise in Miami Vice-style yacht rock (i.e. the Jan Hammer kind). The shimmering digital production is all about azure skies, pastel suits, stubble and reclining poolside. The addition of truly authentic Michael McDonald-esque vocals, ensures that the listener ahem, keeps forgettin' it's not the 80s anymore. Satin Jackets keep the Balearic vibes on their mix, but add subtle disco claps and percussion for when the sun goes down and sunbathing turns to swaying at the yacht party.
Casio Social Club's haircut-obsessed imprint goes pop here, with Telsa Boy slapping down something that hovers somewhere between vintage New Order, Divine and Simple Minds. With Glam Rock beats. Odd? A little bit, though it has a quirky charm that's hard to resist. Remix-wise, there's plenty to enjoy, including two melancholic, piano-laden nudisco rubs from Satin Jackets (if you're not digging the vocal, there's an instrumental) and a full-on French synth-pop-goes-filter-funk rework (think Breakbot and Alain Braxe producing beardy babies) from Estate. Best of all, though, is Solila's ubeat remix, which has more than a touch of the Pet Shop Boys about it.
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