Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Aresenal Gets Estupendo (and I forget how to spell)

Launching into summer with the force of the FA Cup are Arsenal, not Arsène Wenger’s troupe of Gunners, but Belgium’s finest purveyors of multicoloured, versatile worldly pop.

With the first of two singles (one titled, one not) , out now, Arsenal is going to be all over the pitch with tunes being fired from all corners. That first single entitled, Estupendo, is a catchy little number with hints of 80s synthpop, including a chorus that’s equally catchy as breezy and a stupendously addictive hook that's been remixed into the twilight zone by a host of artists including Kid Gloves, Compuphonic and Gui Borrato.

It's a single that has Summer Anthem written all over it and Brazilian button pusher Gui Borrato (below) makes this tune a summer night staple a month before the season. Keeping most of the vocals (courtesy of Scott Mason from Chicago indiepopsters Office) intact Gui performs his trademark minimalistic, feverish bleeps for a bouncy yet easygoing makeover. The result is a tune that digs so deep that you can see China on the other side of it. It's a brilliant tune that for some strange reason has me thinking of XPress2.

Download: Estupendo (Gui Borrato Remix)

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