So the world's favourite disco punks return, thankfully with a new single from their Echoes LP and not just another re-release of The House Of Jealous Lovers. Kicking off with a bubbling, delayed bassline and pulsing disco drums, everything is in place for the Robert Smith tribute vocals to get us shaking our asses in gothic disco abandon.
As is customary there are a whole raft of remixes to wade through. Tiefschwarz turns in a nice enough blippy electro number, keeping just segments of the vocals and burying them in a deluge of dub effects - all nice enough if rather un-taxing. Parisiens Black Strobe get things going with a nice analog disco workout, all stuttering bleeps topped off with some classic hands in the air style old skool warehouse rave noises: lovely stuff. The lynchpins of the scene and The Rapture's actual producers The DFA who stay most true to the original, with their mix retaining most of the vocals - just housing things up enough and adding a nice bouncy acid bassline to get the old timers out on the dance floor.
All in all another winning package from one of the more interesting bands to be foisted on us in recent years. Nothing truly groundbreaking here, but enough to maintain The Rapture and DFA's position as the the leaders of this particular pack.