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Video Premiere: Josep Xorto – ‘Success!’

Earlier this year when Stand Up Against Heart Crime‘s Josep Xorto dropped the indelibly funky ‘Dancing‘, the Catalan producer’s stride was hard to falter: smooth, sleek and sensuous, it was the sound of irrepressible confidence filtered through sheer Latin swagger.

On the basis of Josep’s latest single, ‘Success!‘, not much has changed in the world of the Barcelona-based party-starter. With one foot in the elasticated beats and basslines of mid-noughties DFA cuts and the other firmly fronting the sort of liquid guitar lines that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Nile Rodgers greatest hits collection, it’s a glorious throwback to a time when the whole world felt that dance-punk was the little genre that could.

The accompanying clip’s neo-noir visuals, which see Josep – dapperly dressed from head to toe – doing his thing in typically stylish fashion (we’re talking cigarette cases, vintage aviators, coffee of the blackest variety) only cement Xorto’s suave chicness. Success!

- Alex Cull

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