SONG OF THE DAY: Caned & Able – “Lullaby”
When I saw the label, PSB Music, I immediately got excited and thought, oh wow, the Pet Shop Boys are starting another record label. While that is not the case, I did discover the quite interesting electronic fusion artist Caned & Able. Comprised of former members of Primal Scream, Gene Loves Jezebel, and Siouxsie & the Banshees, Caned & Able are up for a Mercury Prize for their album Cosmosis. While the whole album isn’t EDM-based, there are elements throughout. Take their cover of the Cure’s “Lullaby,” sung as a male-female duet produced as a fusion of ’90s grooves, broken beat, and electro with a touch of spoken word – it’s easy to see why Robert Smith has endorsed it. For a more dancefloor-friendly version, Adamski remixes it in a style that might sound retro to some, but actually sounds remarkably fresh. If Pete Hammond can remix tracks that channel the glory of Stock Aiken Waterman’s heyday, I totally support Adamski taking us back to the acid house glory days of the late eighties and early nineties.
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