Given that Du Tonc is a collaboration between former "next big thing" Mighty Mouse and vocalist Matt Van Schie, it's perhaps unsurprising that their Eskimo Recordings debut, Every Song, shot to the top of the Hype Machine chart. This speedy follow-up - presumably another trailer for a forthcoming debut full-length - looks set to go the same way. Breezy, melodious and evocative, with a killer, radio-friendly vocal, the duo successfully forges an indie-rock sensibility and radio-friendly nous with the laidback breeziness of Balearic nu-disco. The results are predictably enjoyable, and just as suitable for home listening as sun-kissed outdoor parties.
When you consider that Du Tonc is made up of veteran nu-disco producer Mighty Mouse and Matt from Aussie electropop combo Van She, their recent success - several million Soundcloud plays, hype surrounding a number of quirky cover versions - is not so surprising. Here, they deliver another radio-friendly 'ear-worm': a dreamy, melancholic chunk of nu-disco influenced synth-pop that sounds like a chart-topper in waiting. It has all the ingredients to be a success - think rubbery electric bass, dreamy chords, attractive synth flourishes, flashes of Nile Rodgers style disco guitar, heady vocals and a strong chorus - so expect to hear it a lot in coming months.