Release: Alunageorge - You Know You Like It // Tri Angle
RnB // Soul
After the relentless sampling of RnB in a lot of recent electronic productions, it seems only right that a new wave of original RnB groups should come through to take the genre to new heights; this is where Alunageorge step in.
Alunageorge is the brainchild of George Reid and Aluna Francis. What their name lacks in originality their music more than makes up for. Blending Reid’s distorted pop productions with Francis’ sultry, tender vocals ‘You Know You Like It’ is one of the most interesting releases of 2012.
The EP kicks off with the title track harking back to early 2000’s RnB, with its unhurried electronic bounce, Francis weaves her vocal in and out of the glittering synths. ‘Just A Touch’ is a straight up pop track but in no way is this a bad thing. The production is crisp and absorbing whilst the melody is steeped in memorable hooks that will be sure to stick in your cranium. The EP closes with ‘Put Up Your Hands’ which may not be as instantly as accessible as the other tracks but as soon as the moody intro makes ways for the hands in the air chorus it all starts to make sense.
‘You Know You Like It’ vinyl is available now via Tri Angle Records. As Tri Angle Records is the home of other electronic acts such as Evian Christ, Clams Casino and Holy Other this may seem like a strange release from the New York/London based label. But as Tri Angle themselves say....
“Pop Is Religion. Overground Is Underground.”
The remix package is out digitally this week on Island too, featuring our faves Bondax, as well as Bobby Tank and Riton. Check the streams & click the link to buy.