I’m having a hard time believe that !K7, one of my favorite labels, has been around for 27 years, but time flies and, to celebrate, they’re giving away two free tracks every Tuesday through October 16. This week’s “double-sided EP,” as the label calls them, features none other than Hercules and Love Affair.
No amount of gushing can truly demonstrate how much I love Hercules and Love Affair. (I’m still kicking myself that I couldn’t get out to the U.K. to see them perform “Blind” with Antony.) They are amazing and this remix of “Release Me” by Andy Butler and Mark Pistel is every bit of middle-of-the-night dance floor genius that I would expect it to be.”Release Me” is one of the two exclusive tracks that will be featured on Hercules and Love Affair’s DJ-Kicks mix, due out on October 29.
Also featured on this week’s download is “Janet (He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive).” When my mom caught wind of this track (yes, really), she referred to it as “old school.” In fact, the vocals are remarkably similar to those on all the freestyle jams we used to hear in the car on the way to elementary school.
Long story short, go download these now from !K7’s site.