Benoit and Sergio - Old Streets
Few modern dance acts successfully walk the line between pop music sensibility and underground credibility. Benoit & Sergio do it carefully and totally take the cake.
“The first impulse for ‘Old Streets’ came from a moment walking home one night with friends from a bar in Berlin as summer was ending and the weather was becoming more autumnal and sad. So lyrically, ‘Old Streets’, as an ep, is informed by a sense of loss detected in very small moments. A night walking home, or listening to a song by a friend (as is the case in ‘Dancing Shoes’). We also tend to like affective tension between lyrics and instrumentation, so musically we wanted to keep things a bit more in the world of the upbeat. In both ‘Old Streets’ and ‘Dancing Shoes’ there’s a buoyancy, especially in the basslines, that provides a lift to the ep’s lyrical content.” Benoit & Sergio
Since their early days releasing music on DFA Records (Boy Trouble EP in 2011) their tremendous ability to match meaningful lyrical content with expert music synthesis has set them apart from the rest. We’ve also been friends and shared countless stages with them and that’s why Soul Clap Records is so delighted to welcome them onboard with the ‘Old Streets EP’.
‘Dancing Shoes’ provides the powerful lead for the record, while ‘Old Streets’ follows with its playfully melancholic feel, vaguely reminiscent of an Arthur Russell experiment. Tried and tested on the dance floor during our DJ sets ‘Dancing Shoes’ has proven to be a deep anthem and excited us so much that we’ve enlisted a remix from former Footprintz member Clarian (North), who delivers an emotional main mix and deeper dub.