The always charming Gomma label has put together two fantastic artists in the form of Nancy Whang and Audiojack for a brand new sizzling single, ‘Like An Eagle’, that comes complete with a remix by Black Loops & Maik Yells.
After years as a vocalist and keyboarder in James Murphy’s superband LCD Soundsystem, finally Nancy steps out with her own solo project: 4 cover versions of big songs from the 70ies, each of which is to be produced by a big name of today’s electronic scene.
The first single is a rework of Dennis Parker’s ‘Like An Eagle’ which gets produced by AudioJack. Ibiza based, Leeds pair AudioJack have released on labels like 2020 Vision, Diynamic, Get Physical and countless other imprints and do a fine job here.
The single comes as a shorter radio version and a glorious extended edit. The basis for the track are spritely house drums run through with warbling, disco-fried synths that shine and glow gloriously. The airy vocal refrain up top soars like the Eagle being sung about as withering synths and plenty of 80s arppegiated lines colour the spaces left behind. This is a fantastically floating single that will sweep dancefloors up and shoot them thorugh space all spring long.
Toy Tonics acts Black Loops and Malik Yells also turn out a bomb remix. They decde to slow it down and chop it up, so the drums are more broken and raucous as tons of echo and grubby bassline phrases wobble and warbled underneath. More suited to sweatier clubs, it’s a delicious reworking on a fantastic original.
This is the start of a great new series of EPs from Nancy Whangs that is well worth keeping an eye on.
Out March 28. Preview it on our weekly Offradio show.