Auntie Flo "Highlife"
The Huntleys & Palmers party began in 2007 in Glasgow as a boutique hub for forward-thinking dance music, and now, after years of energizing dancefloors—not to mention a move to London—the H&P crew is expanding its operations and launching a proper record label. The first release comes from Auntie Flo, another Glaswegian, albeit one who's originally from Goa, India. His Goan Highlife EP (artwork pictured above) includes two slices of percussion-heavy house music with an upbeat, almost tribal feel. Although "Highlife" doesn't bear many traces of the distinctive guitar melodies that define the African genre of the same name, the tune's incessant drums and occasional bursts of swirling synths still combine to form an infectious listen, which is probably why people like Villalobos and Optimo have been featuring the song in their sets. The song also features an equally fun, dance-filled video, which we've posted below, and folks in London can celebrate its release in person at the Huntleys & Palmers label launch party at Plastic People on April 9. Auntie Flo will be spinning alongside T. Williams and others, while Mim Suleiman will be performing live. Check the flyer with all the details after the jump.
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- GearDntel Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Home Studio
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- PodcastSimian Mobile Disco
- NewsThe Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with DVS1, Aphex Twin, Dntel, and More
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player