Drop Out Orchestra are one of a handful of acts producing high quality revivalist disco and boogie, joining the dots between classic sounds and modern nu-disco. "Tough Love", their latest single on their own Drop Out label, is one of the strongest examples of their retro-futurist sound for some time. The original version, featuring the vocals of Steven Kimber, bristles with classic electrofunk synths, cheery disco guitars and snappy drum machine beats. The Cyclist delivers the obligatory remix, adding some stonking house pianos on a bright-and-breezy nu-disco take that's even more upbeat than the original. Best of all, though, is the percussion-heavy Tough Dub, a delay-laden instrumental in the style of 1980s boogie dubs.
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