DA Premiere: Sirens of Lesbos – Ecstasy (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
New age disco titans Sirens of Lesbos are no stranger to funky feel-good summer anthems, as their monumental debut single from last year, “Long Days, Hot Nights,” garnered worldwide club and radio play with its irresistible piano catchiness and unforgettable vocal line, “You are the summer of my life.” The six-piece collective, also referred to as SOL (sun in Spanish), are back at it again this summer with the always reliable Berlin label Exploited (home to Claptone amongst others), sticking to their formula for summer success with a new dose of funky disco-pop entitled “Ecstasy.”
No, the song isn’t referring to the drug, it’s about a feeling – an ode to those rare moments when music lifts us up and we feel at one with the universe. Dutch dance veterans Kraak & Smaak have melded the original, which SOL described as “something between a tropical Nintendo-soundtrack and an early Arthur Baker production” into an uplifting and toe-tapping disco number that sits comfortably between club play and casual listening. The rework by Kraak & Smaak launches “Ecstasy” into mainstream potential with dancefloor indulgences such as swirling arpeggiated synth riffs and chunky basslines, while also courting radio play with true songwriting acumen and a poetic lyrical performance containing lines like, “A place like paradise never felt so free…” With remixes from Purple Disco Machine and XXXY to round out the remix package, it looks like SOL and Exploited are on track to soundtrack the summer again.
Release Date: June 1