Any follower of the underground Canadian pop scene can tell you that Toronto duo Phèdre pretty much reign supreme. We heavily dug “Zastroszy” when it came out back in February, and now the dancefloor stormer has a killer video to accompany it. Director Mina Sewell Mancuso has create an extremely colourful nighttime piece set at the CNE, and the flashing lights and carnival attractions match the dizzying song extremely well. Featuring an entourage made of interpretive dance group HATAW, who provide some fantastic and original choreography, the whole thing is nothing short of a visual feast.
“Zastroszy” is yet another in a fine lineage of Phèdre vids – refresh your memory by checking out the classics for “Tivoli” and “Sunday Someday”. And they’ve got a bunch of Canadian tour dates lined up for this summer, check them out if they’re coming your way!
Above Top Secret‘s WTF ?!–one of our top songs of 2015–gets a masterful remix C/O Phèdre/Hooded Fang‘s Lee Paradise. Lee doubles down on the slurry haze of the original song, but adds a certain underground dance floor aspect that’s hard not to shimmy to.
We’ve been anticipating an ATS record for some time, and with the release of this remix we finally have something: their self-titled LP will be released July 1st on DAPS Records! The record will include the two amazing singles we’ve heard so far, this remix and a number of other tracks that we can’t wait to hear.
We’ve had high hopes indeed for any new Phèdre since the release of “Tivoli” at the end of last year. Thankfully new single “Zastroszy” doesn’t disappoint, picking up exactly where “Tivoli” leaves off: high BPM rave-like beats, April Aliermo’s sing-songy rapping, Daniel Lee’s signature baritone and fucking weirdo coolness. The Toronto duo are on a roll right now, and we wonder what else is in the pipeline.
Phèdre are currently busy with the first tour of Asia, playing Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines over the next month. If you happen to be there, you gotta go.