Founded in 1997 by French DJ, producer and musician Arnaud Rebotini, Black Strobe was a part of the French electronic rock movement, releasing a number of prominent singles between roughly 2002 and 2007. This was punctuated by the release of the band’s first full-length album, Burn Your Own Church, which was heavily influenced by Rebotint’s fascination with the American West, cowboys, the blues and the like. In fact, interestingly enough, their cover of Bo Diddley’s “I’m A Man,” caught the attention of Quentin Tarantino, who used the song for the trailer for Django Unchained.
After the release of their full-length debut, the project went on a lengthy hiatus in which Rebotini spent time remixing the work of Depeche Mode, Rammstein, The Rapture, Bloc Party, Fischerspooner, and released a number of solo projects under his own name. However, two years ago, Black Strobe returned with the darkly, seductive disco funk of “Boogie in Zero Gravity” and “The Girl From the Bayou."
It have taken two years but Black Strobe is releasing new material – first, Going Back Home EP, which features the EP title track "Going Back Home,” a remix of the track and a cover of Rufus Thomas’ “Tiger Man,” which was once made popular by Elvis Presley. And the material will be a bit of a taste of Black Strobe’s much-anticipated sophomore release, Godforsaken Roads, slated for release later this year. You can expect the EP on May 26th.
But in any case,“Going Back Home” has a dark, shadowy seductiveness and exudes an urgent but plaintive sensuality similar to INXS’ “Need You Tonight.” So yeah, it’s pretty much an extended come on. Propelled by percussion, sinuous synth and a funky bass line, this is the sort of song you want to hear playing in a dark club, as you’re trying to seduce someone and take them home with you.