Yesterday, I was bemoaning the fact that precious few electronic groups have carried the torch of excellent ’90s EDM genres, from progressive house to big beat and everywhere in between. Where were the groups who could replicate the magic of big acts like Leftfield, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, and so? Elite Gymnastics has done a pretty bang-up job of resurrecting ’90s EDM, but there isn’t much besides. Perhaps it’s a lack of awareness on my part. Perhaps the best new stuff is stuck in dance clubs and not leaking out into greater awareness.
At any rate, Velvet Elvis does a fantastic job of reinvigorating 90′s-style dance music with the track “Stripper Baby Daycare.” Fans of Underworld and Leftfield will find the booming, steady beat and rumbling 808 bassline familiar. It’s about fuckin’ time we hear this sort of grit. Mainline this into my veins, please!
Velvet Elvis also treat us to some loungey electric pianos and flutes of Acid House with the track. This is the stuff to trip to on the dancefloor. And it can be found on the duo’s first EP “Astronauts to Dippin’ Dots,” out now on Adjunct.
For the music video, we get footage from an old ’70s skateboarding movie called “Magic Rolling Board,” but it’s recut and layered in a suitably psychedelic way. Dig it.