Aussie softie Touch Sensitive took the dance music world by storm last spring with Pizza Guy, a deliciously retro disco-house track that wears its heart on its sleeve even as it demands that you shake your hips with vigor. We haven’t heard much from the DJ since then, so we were greatly relieved this week when Slowments surfaced on the Future Classic SoundCloud page.
Slowments is a tasteful, groovy reworking of the classic 1983 track Moments In Love by Art Of Noise, featuring that song’s unforgettable chord progressions layered underneath Touch Sensitive’s nu disco flourishes. But where Moments In Love hinged on the eerie, unsettling beauty of its hooks, Touch Sensitive’s version is carried by its densely layered textures, which only occasionally leave some space for the original sample to shine through.
Touch Sensitive is giving away Slowments for free on Facebook to hype up his upcoming U.S. tour dates that include spots at SXSW and Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Check out the full list of dates (with more promised) on SoundCloud.