Admittedly, I did not know much about the futuristic R&B duo AlunaGeorge until last week. In fact, this post was originally supposed to be about Rustie, whose track After Light was recently edited by the pair. Singer Aluna Francis adds a level of sultry pop seduction to the track as beatmaker George Reid strips down the colliding melodies and hard-hitting snares of the original for a warmer feel. After hearing the edit, I had to hear more.
You Know You Like It (official video below) is the epitome of everything right with pop music; a huge bouncing bassline, chiptune sound effects and playfully seductive vocals. If Blackstreet released No Diggity in 2012, it might sound something like this. It’s got enough swagger and juice to have a line of up-and-coming artists waiting to remix it. Bondax, another young UK duo, recently released a sped-up, piano-tinged remix of the track.