Looking for the next insidious earworm after “Call Me Maybe?” Studio Killers is the creation of producer James F Reynold, who has mixed and produced tracks for Tinie Tempah, Selena Gomez, Mark Knight, Jessie J, and The Saturdays. The cartoon virtual band is an update of the Gorillaz model- creating electropop which pays homage to Goldfrapp, Kylie Minogue, and Almighty. “Ode to Bouncer” is singer Cherry’s story of needing to dance but being blocked at the front door by an evil bouncer and trying all of her feminine tricks to get in. Cherry’s voice alternates between sing-talk (a British Ke$ha) and angelic singing for the absolutely gorgeous chorus. The production is ultra-slick electro synth-pop with a key change at the chorus which will burn itself into your subconscience. While the remixes by Fear of Tigers, Lee Mortimer, and Manhattan Clique are all really good, the charming original makes the inclusion of an Extended DJ Edit a very wise choice. The video is a hallucinatory cartoon treat and leaves us anxiously awaiting more graphic depictions of Cherry’s adventures with the Studio Killers.
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