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Seventeen-member ‘disco orchestra’
Escort - Escort
Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears claims it’s “the best disco you’ve ever heard”. Yes, a rather grandiose statement - even from a man who managed an invite to Sir Elton John’s stag do. Yet, this seventeen-member ‘disco orchestra’ deserves praise; in a digital-saturated dance scene, Escort manages to create the old-fashioned way. Real instrumentation, melodic songwriting and flawless production lay the perfect formula for lead singer Adeline Michèle. ‘Cocaine Blues’ encompasses this ethos. Gloriously sampling People’s Choice song ‘Do It Any Way You Wanna’ - later included In Public Enemy’s ‘Shake Your Booty’ - it gloriously manages to breath new life into a timeless classic.

6/10

Words by DAVID AARON

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