After meeting Joakim last night at the Pickle and having a conversation about disco and music in general we both agreed the genre will never die. Yes, the kids are all over deep house these days (we like it as well) but those of us rooted in disco will never treat it as as a trend. It’s refreshing to hear quality acts keeping the genre alive. One group I’m really digging is Midnight Runners.
Midnight runners consists of two people having different musical backgrounds, but their love for the disco and boogie sounds bound them together and it was only a matter of time before a common ground and sound was forged between them. With an arsenal of records, they started crafting songs with disco boogie samples and manipulating the songs with a strong instrumental hip-hop sensibility. This crosses over to their live performances and the duo has developed a tight and interactive partnership through their controllers and softwares. “Controlism” as the boys like to term it. Now don that space helmet!
Buy their new EP here