The unstoppable tag team Tuff City Kids released first album Adoldesscent
Norwegian wonder woman Annie is the perfect match for the job on vocals – the result is a timeless „disco mutant“ for all centuries! And who else but New York based Morgan Geist could do the remix? He delivers a notorious Disco Dub version that lets all Disco vampires burst into flames! And to lift „Labyrinth“ onto the tougher club floors there’s a heavy percussion workout by mysterious DJ Oyster.
Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer are creatures of habit. Every week, the two club veterans meet up at Phillip’s studio and spend an entire day making tunes. The duo has forged a potent partnersip over the past years creating an astonishing amount of dance floor heat. Despite the steady stream of music they have released via well-respected labels such as Underton, Delsin, Internasjonal, Permanent Vacation and Live at Robert Johnson and remixed songs for Azari & III, Scuba, The Juan Maclean, Fort Romeau, Avalon Emerson, Massimiliano Pagliara and Sinkane, they still manage to maintain a relatively low profile.
Their new album is anything but timid – hooky vocal tunes from Annie, Joe Goddard, Kelley Polar and Jasnau, istrumental cuts from dance-pop eras and boogie-inflected funk („Wake People“) to breakbeat techno („Boilered“) and tweaky rave beats („Nordo“). Their first single „Labyrinth“ is an infectious bit of new wave while the guitar-driven song „Scared“ reminds of the gloomier side of 80s pop, and „Tell Me“ is possibly the album’s most soulful moment.
DJs will likely be attracted by the dashing strings of „Aska“ and breezy vibes of „Farewell House“, whereas the „dreamy“ opener „Ophmar“ reminds the listener of John Carpenter and the crunchy „R-Mancer“ offers a psychedelic synth freak-out.
„Adoldesscent“ isn’t about one particular style of music but proves that all different angles of the electronic sound spectrum have a lot more in common than one might think. And in the end it’s a whole lot of fun and that’s what dance music is supposed to be, right?