With the song “Breathe,” Anna Lunoe caught our attention with the way she effortlessly blended genres, sounds, and effects for a modern take on retro grooves. On “All Out,” she takes similar elements, 2-step garage undertones, and lush Enigma-like background vocals to craft a pop song which sounds like what Sia would have written for an ’80s-era Madonna song. While a song might have a key change with the last chorus to raise the emotion, there’s a complete beat structure change which is so subtle yet defined that it has the same effect. Something about her music and voice is reminiscent of Ayah Marar, and a collaboration of the two would most likely yield magical results. Since “All Out’ doesn’t come out until July, after getting your pop fill jump over and check out her collaboration with Skrillex, “Bass Drum Dealer,” for a free download that will bang you out with a mix of retro rave/techno and breakbeats.
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