Vintage Disco from 88 PALMS — Bright Lights

Cultivated from a common passion for vintage synthesizers, classical disco rhythms and older-school house, the New York based 88 PALMS is the freshly-formed producer stroke keyboardist duo, namely:  Morgan Wiley (of Midnight Magic, ex Hercules & Love Affair) and singer and DJ Ria Bouttier.

They wanna body-forth their sweltering disco dreams.

88 Palms - an arresting cinematic experience ...
88 Palms – an arresting cinematic experience …

So the disco outfit has launched a debut music video for their single “Bright Lights

We had a listen —

This is an arresting cinematic experience, catching the Big Apple’s sensual August mood with the late-night motorcycle rides, neon ruminations and mirrored ‘n’ muzzy  discotheque beats.

At times, Ria sounds like an Autoamerican Debbie Harry [no bad thing] but perhaps with less Fab Five Freddy and more shimmering wobble

But the disco–driven rubbery beats are pure and solid and so very Soul-train circa 1978.







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