Recorded in NYC and in Germany Shit Robot’s forthcoming We Got A Love features a boatload of special guests including DFA Records labelmates Nancy Whang (famously known for her time in LCD Soundsystem),Museum of Love, the Rapture’s Luke Jenner, hip-house star Lidell Townsell, Australian singer Holly Backler and Reggie Watts. Some of the collaborations had been discussed off and on for some time, and others were collaborations that came about through a matter of coincidence and luck. Album title track, “We Got a Love” featured Reggie Watts on vocals singing in the lyrics in a falsetto before singing in a husky baritone at the bridge. The track itself is house music that radiates with a cosmic and otherworldly glow — influenced by a little bit of jazz as Watts scats at one point, with a keyboard solo.
The latest single “Do That Dance” featuring Nancy Whang sonically owes a debt to old school house music and synth pop – in some way, it sounds as though it could have been easily released as part of a compilation released in 1983, thanks to the bass line, the layered and buzzing synths, plus the whistle at the hook. It should make you do a two step and long for the days of Danceteria and the Palladium.