We Should Hang Out More are back with their ‘Behind The Mayhem’ EP. This is their second release on Midnight Riot! and it seems they’ve found a label that fits them perfectly.
Serving up a dose of contemporary disco heat, the lads have proven with their latest offering, a thorough understanding of the party genre. It’s a wholesome and, for the most part, uplifting set of tracks. Only ‘Zumex’ carries an ominous feel – it’s easy to imagine it playing in a neo-noir sci-fi film nightclub with its progressive electro/disco sound, complete with a low-slung bassline, brass ensemble samples, and vocals transposed from a ghostly FM station.
Title track ‘BigBadLlama’ has a melodic instrumental hook that screams party-time. Big beats with phased electro synths and computerised vocals take you back to an 80’s dance floor. It’s quintessentially WSHOM.
Highlight of the EP is ‘Les Salles Arc-en-Ciel’, a track that would feel right at home at Mancuso’s famous parties at The Loft in 70s New York. It features live percussion with prominent tom toms, and a little dash of cowbell, to give listeners a taste of an old-school disco beat. Inject some symbiotic electro synth and a swinging bassline, and you have a WSHOM classic.
‘Behind the Mayhem’ is a release that will fit snuggly next to works from disco dons Todd Terje or Prins Thomas. It’s cheeky, moody, and most importantly, fun.
‘Behind the Mayhem’ was released on 24th April via Midnight Riot!