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Desire – Under Your Spell (2009)

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In 2009, Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel and Nat Walker teamed up with vocalist Megan Louise to become Desire. Their debut album II was released on Italians Do It Better and explores the synthpop typical of Jewel’s label. The standout song ‘Under Your Spell’ would then appear as a centrepiece sound in the 2011 movie Drive.

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Chromatics – Cherry (2013)



Although officially released last year, ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Man Of THe Year’ has been a slow burner this one. A big part of its success lies in the smart sample of Chromatics’ ‘Cherry’. That single and its recognisable synth melody features on the Italians Do It Better label’s After Dark 2, a superlative compilation that has already featured on this blog in the guise of Glass Candy.

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Glass Candy – Warm In The Winter (2011)

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It’s August and I’m back. In the mid-to-late noughties, Mike Simonetti formed the Italians Do It Better record label with Johnny Jewel. In the month before I went offline, the label released After Dark 2 – a compilation of music heavily influenced by Jewel the producer. It includes the currency of his Chromatics, but it’s hard to overlook the impact of the opening track from Glass Candy – another of his electronic vehicles. Listening to ‘Warm In The Winter’, I cannot help but hear echoes of Pete Wylie. The 1980s can do that to you.

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