The first time we came across Little Boots, was, bizarrely, BBC breakfast, a young, blonde girl sat at a piano, singing and playing a tenorion – the whole performance was really impressive. Well, she’s back, and sporting a new musical style: it’s still synth-pop. But she’s now leaning more towards the current nu-disco vogue with the help of SMD’s James Ford.
Her latest track ‘Shake’ has been getting a lot of love on the blogs and marks the return of the little pop princess, but this time, her music has more of an edge to it. It’s more club-friendly, and comes with lashings of analog goodness from SMD’s James Ford – but, crucially, keeps her trademark satin-soft vocals.
Constructed in one afternoon after a spontaneous liaison with James Ford.“The song came in the latter stages of writing the new album,” Boots explains. “James and I had been emailing, and unusually both had a free day. It was one of those that just came out. Immediately it felt right. It also shed a new light on a lot of the other songs I’d been working on for the album.”
‘Shake’ was released on limited edition collector’s vinyl and digital download, a grassroots return for a true DIY superstar. True to form, it has been remixed by some of Boots’ favourite dance dons-of-the-moment, Azari & III and Crazy P.
Today you can grab the Crazy P remix for free, who crafts the original into an elegant disco gem, and in the process brings the vocal to the forefront of the track.
If you’re in London she will be having a launch party featuring some of her DJ friends including ‘Shake’ co-creator James Ford, one of its remixers Crazy P, and notorious disco trouble makers Horse Meat Disco, Kris Di Angelis as well as various other surprises.
All details for the Shake Party can be found here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?307629