London’s Aluna Francis and George Reid have been quietly recording and releasing their sexy, slinky, absolutely now music under the moniker AlunaGeorge for a little while with criminally scant recognition – that is, until a Skins slot got their irresistible, candy-sweet single “You Know You Like It” noticed. And rightfully so – the duo’s production blends the best trends of bass-inflected pop (that bubbling bass recalls recent hits from SBTRKT and Katy B) and UK artstep (that stuttering, deconstructed drum machine); Francis has a great and unique voice and sexy-saucy delivery that’ll instantly get stuck in your head; the complete package pulls from so many disparate trends that it sounds at once completely contemporary and completely futuristic. Helps that “You Know You Like It” has got a nouveau-“Single Ladies” attendant video. We’re looking forward to more from such a young, promising group – stay tuned. You can listen to their brief output (four songs) on Spotify.
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