Julio Bashmore - Holdin On (ft. Sam Dew)

8/17/2015 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments

Well this is bringing 70s disco realness. To the point where I'm wondering, if you buy this single, does it come with platform heels and a mountain of cocaine? I think it's the strings. Or maybe they are synths that sound like strings. Either way, I feel like the ghost of Barry Manilow is with us when I hear them. I am impressed that Julio Bashmore crafted this tune, because his other music seems like it's mostly for people on drugs. And I listened to this at least 7 times while I sat sober in my office cube! It made checking flow charts a lot more fun FYI. A lot of people are saying this reminds them of Disclosure, but I keep thinking of SBTRKT. You know, when SKTRKT didn't suck*** The similarity also makes sense because both of them have worked with Jessie Ware. Seriously, there is so much overlap in the British indie music scene, it's comparable to mapping out which of your pledge class sisters have banged the same dudes. Always more than u think. Lastly, I would like to give a shout out to Sam Dew. He as the voice of a disco house angel. Also I had no idea this was the same guy from the Wale song "Love Hate Thing." I LOVED that song. And apparently he wrote the hook. And this hook. Marry meeeeeeee. 

***a hunch I had which was confirmed at Gov Ball, when they played music only rodents on acid could enjoy. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!