Tuesday, July 28, 2015


It looks like the Icelandic quartet Sísý Ey will be scoring a Top 5 spot among my "Best Tracks of the Year" for the third consecutive year with the arrival of their impossibly catchy and instantly addictive house anthem "Do It Good". Friðfinnur Oculus, Elín Eyþórsdóttir, Elísabet Eyþórsdóttir and Sigga Eyþórsdóttir's debut single "Ain't Got Nobody" ended up at #5 among Top 100 Best Tunes of 2013 and then again I chose Sísý Ey's collaborative single with Danish electronic producer Kasper Bjørke, the epic synth-pop odyssey "Apart" as the 3rd best song last year. After months of teasing the electrifying "Do It Good" is finally getting released via Andy-Hercules & Love Affair-Butler's own label mr.intl on 14th August. The inescapable melody, the irresistible beat, the classic house hooks, the impeccable vocal harmonies is what makes it an immediate dancefloor favourite, worth all the wait! This is what Boiler Room had to say about the single premiering it in its full glory last night:

"Beyond a Kasper Bjørke guest spot and a smattering of live performances, there isn't much to kooky Icelandic group Sísý Ey's name. Well, until now – and what a way to make an entrance. "Do It Good" is outrageously fun: a bobbling bassline, coursing synth action and emphatic earworm vocals interlock to supreme effect; Neville Watson's aptly named "Power Dub" does similar damage. It's the same kind of raw, untrammelled energy that Mr Intl label boss Andy Butler provided in abundance when stripping down to his underwear during a boiling Hercules & Love Affair session this time last summer. In a different set of circumstances, this would have been a nailed-on no.1 smash, but alas."

Straight to #1 on my private chart, here's your new Saturday night essential "Do It Good":