English electronic mavericks meet Irish house revivalists on the anthemic sounds of ‘Sacrifice’.
When the quirky, hardware-driven techno of Simian Mobile Disco collides with Bicep‘s modern inspection of classic house you know the results will be special. With SMD deep in the promotional aftermath of their highly-praised ‘Live’ album and Bicep enjoying all the successes of an act at the top of their game, the two duos managed to find some time in the studio together recently. The end product was ‘Sacrifice’, eight-and-a-half minutes of solid house euphoria that will no doubt soundtrack warehouses, boat parties and muddy fields alike over the coming months. Recorded to analogue tape, the track retains a warmth that envelops the devastatingly simple melodic hook and classic 909 kicks powering it. It also comes accompanied by two ‘beatless’ remixes which tweak the melodic intentions of the original.
Released via SMD’s Delicacies imprint you can pre-order the 12″ here, before the digital version drops on June 24th. Stream ‘Sacrifice’ below.