I was sent a copy of the newest Kitsuné mix the other day and I’ve been trying to listen to it but I’m having problems. These problems are due to the first song, by St Lucia, being so damn good that I have more or less put it on repeat and not listened to the rest of the mixtape.
Regular readers will be only too aware of my (and the other writers’) love for all things electronic. Specifically the sunny, slightly camp electronic stylings of Cut Copy and Architecture In Helsinki, so the first song on Kitsuné America fits the bill nicely.
St Lucia is Jean-Philip Grobler, a South African who’s studied in Liverpool and now lives in Brooklyn. The song I’m on about is called ‘Before The Dive’ and is superb. A slowed down disco song with cracking singing and a chorus that wants playing at ‘neighbours-pissing-off’ loudness, what with its euphoric melody and handclaps. I cannot eulogise enough about it. It’s available to buy from Monday, so head over to his Bandcamp then to grab it. If you want to see him live, he’s playing in London on the 17th May. More details here.
St Lucia – Before The Dive [Buy the Kitsuné America album]
As well as ‘Before The Dive’ he’s got some other bits that are well worth listening to. His St Lucia – EP is below and you can listen to even more on his Soundcloud.