AlunaGeorge’s debut EP You Know You Like It is available digitally now via Tri Angle Records. The EP will be available on 12-inch vinyl via Tri Angle on June 12 and will feature exclusive remixes.
AlunaGeorge are everything that’s great about British music right now. Taking the boom and glitch of British bass culture and allying it to the slick sweetness of classic American SWV or Destiny’s Child-style R&B, singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid have captured the attention of futuristic pop heads across the blogosphere with the most immediately arresting combination of a singer and producer since Timbaland first pulled up a studio chair for Missy Elliot.
Next up is the is the release of their new EP on Tri Angle Records – the ever musically fast-forward home of artists like oOoOO, Clams Casino, Balam Acab, and Evian Christ. Featuring the Pitchfork championed ‘You Know You Like It’ along with two other instant earworms – the summery electronic soul of ‘Just A Touch and ‘Put Up Your Hands’.
Having had their sound described by one fan as “advanced minimalistic polyrhythmic beats”, the only thing that is already clear about AlunaGeorge is that they can’t be neatly tucked away into any one box, what with experimental hip-hop, ’90’s R&B and house all dripping into their influence pot. Drawing on everything from Flying Lotus, Chris Clark and Hudson Mowhawke to Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child and Mariah Carey, AlunaGeorge manage to take the soulfulness of American R&B while remaining utterly quirky, futuristic, fun, left field and still totally, instantly classic British pop.
You Know You Like It Tracklist
01. You Know You Like It
02. Just A Touch
03. Put Up Your Hands