Originally formed in 2002, the Italian group Late Guest at the Party have developed a reputation for a unique sound that manages to blur genre lines, as it meshes electro pop, rock ‘n’ roll, 90s Brit pop and techno. In fact, for several years the group was lauded by blogs and industry insiders as one of the next big things to come out of Europe because of their crowd pleasing sound; however, it wasn’t until 2007 when the BBC Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq played the band’s “We Were Young” on his show, and later mentioned their demo as one of the best release that year, that the band finally got signed to a label.
Their debut effort, Come Back, Bobby Peru was released in 2009 to critical praise in the likes of Rolling Stone, and songs from the album received airplay not only on the aforementioned BBC Radio 1, but internationally as it received airplay from several indie stations here in NYC.
By 2011 the Italian group had relocated to New York to record a new album, produced by Chuck Brody, who has worked with Peter Bjorn and John, Shy Child, Bear Hands, Ra Ra Riot and Wu-Tang Clan, and features collaborations with artists such as Kenan Bell, Hesta Prynn, Randy Shrager of the Scissor Sisters and Slam Donahue.
They recently released this incredible remix of Phantogram’s “Don’t Move” as part of their mixtape LGATP14RMX14DAYS, a collection of remixes the group did over the course of 14 days. in fact the mixtape will include their take on Kelis’ “Milkshake,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls,” Little Wayne’s “A Milli,” and several more. Their remix of “Don’t Move” retains Sarah Barthel’s vocals while placing them in front of pulsating and shimmering synths and big, room-rattling bass in a slickly produced, club-friendly remix. You can almost envision yourself shaking your ass to this remix under strobe light.