After listening to Hercules & Love Affair‘s self-titled debut, some people claimed to turn gay. What? If instantly danceable music with an obvious disco homage is reason to turn, shit. Hercules bring melodies galore; soulful deliveries on each song; and layers of rich sound throughout. Their “Blind” song instantly hooked me, and from there, I began to become a believer in the revival of this groove heavy sound: disco –where it was just about making people feel good and move. Plus, the DFA are behind these numbers.
What sparked this revival-post of last year’s sound was Pitchfork’s excellent 21 minute live set from the entourage of beat makers. I regret to this day deciding to not attend their show last year at the Metro. After viewing their rooftop throw down, I just kicked myself again. But this time, even harder.And if you missed it, “Blind” in re-fix form from Chicago house legend Frankie Knuckles.
And part two – the bouncy and playful motif – of this rooftop party and intimate set: Hercules’ Theme