Louie Austen, the guy who combines clubby tunes with vocals à la Frank Sinatra, is back with an EP called MyAmy, which includes two brand new tracks and three remixes.
“Flying Away” is a retaliation for the world’s misery, nicely packed in a disco track. While Austrian musician Just Banks took a deep house approach to the song on his dub remix, Mike Rigler made a brash electro track out of it. In “MyAmy”, the second song on the EP, Louie professes his love for Amy Winehouse. Not surprisingly, the homage to the enfant terrible is a fun track with great lyrics. Bombjack puts the icing on the cake with his re-edit, which sounds as if he had a whole big band in the studio.
Although Louie’s music reminds me of cheesy 70s porn (and I don’t even fancy stuff like that) it works quite well. I mean it’s showtunes electroclash: either you love it or you hate it.
1 Flying Away (original mix)
2 MyAmy (original mix)
3 Flying Away (Mike Rigler Remix)