Yet more disco pouring into our ear holes and down our brain tubes like hot funky wax rivers in a month of seemingly endless disco pleasures. 'Dumb Disco Ideas' is the latest release from disco-influenced DFA house dons Holy Ghost, who achieved greatness with their modern classic 'Hold On'.
'Dumb Disco Ideas' actually sounds like a jovially mocking description of Daft Punk's latest album in a month when it seems to have been the only music people talked about but it's also a pretty descriptive title for this new track. This isn't the moody-yet-knowing house of Holy Ghost!'s breakthrough 'Hold On' but it feels like their most exciting track in some time. It is a chaotic and eccentric punk-funk record that manages to be catchy and yet cool, exactly the sort of thing DFA are known for.
Holy Ghost!'s debut album didn't quite deliver but it would be a shame if this gets overlooked as a result. 'Dumb Disco Ideas' makes me think that maybe they are just a decent singles band but this is one of those singles that is good enough you will want to keep coming back to it. Playing with vocal effects, cow bells and big synths the track's latter third slams into a drop that then re-builds as a crazy gospel soul acid house shakedown: a looped chant of the main hook, "Put it off and wait, and wait for another day... Put it off for another day", build like a mantra to how it feels to make a record. There's a bit of LCD in this record and it doesn't surprise me at all to note Nancy Whang's involvement.
The single has an instrumental on the flip and anyone that reads regularly will normally know that I'm an a-side kind of guy when it comes to dubs and instrumentals but this one is pretty special. There's just so much going on the space given to the instruments creates an equally strong track. I dare you to find an acapella that can ride it though...
Dumb Disco Ideas is out now through DFA, available on MP3 from Amazon.co.uk [affiliate link]. Check out the video below: