By Kavit Sumud | January 9th, 2013
I know I write a lot about insular, introverted tracks, and that might seem like my one trick pony… but let me tell you, there is nothing I like more than when a dance track obliterates my mind and I can get lost in the energy of a discothèque. That moment where your body (and those of the hundreds around you) dissolves into an amorphous ball of animalistic excitement — oh, nothing is a greater feeling.
And this Gigamesh track gets that feeling in spades. Lyrically, he would put that feeling this way: “Feel the power in your soul/You’re making me lose control/ Pick me up and I lose my mind/Step into another time/You’re making me feel alive.”
A good night out at the club means looking at the people around you and saying to yourself. “No more hesitation/I need you.” A lot of American dance clubs, with their suffocating self-awareness don’t really get this. Which is why the song takes its inspiration from the Euro-disco genre, where it’s all about dressing up, smelling nice, altering your mind and forgetting yourself for a few hours.
The track is fashioned in what almost feels like a Kylie Minogue/Scissor Sisters/Madonna song from the Stuart Price era of all three artists. It’s heavy on the moans and synths of nu-disco, and the female vocalist does enough tonal changes in her higher registers to never get swallowed by the eccentric sonic palette at work. The frenetic energy of the production makes your every day settings feel insufferably static.
Check out more at Gigamesh’s SoundCloud and look on 1/9 or 1/10 for a free download link there. He has some amazing remixes, including one of my favorites from last year, his take on Moullinex’s “Take My Pain Away.”
One last thing — don’t blame me if this song reignites the club kid in you. You’ve been forewarned.