Tanlines are an experimental rock/pop duo from Brooklyn, New York whose EP from last year, Settings, garnered quite a lot of attention. The duo, consisting of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm, takes a page from the book of Delorean and other mix masters who are inspired as much by club music as they are by indie rock. They mix a plethora of genres and influences, including dancehall, calypso and the South African dance phenomenon, Kwaito, to create heavily layered dance-worthy tunes with great hooks and tropical beats.
Here is their main jam, “Real Life”, remixed by Memory Tapes, the recording alias of Jersey-based DJ Dayve Hawk. The Fader describes the remix in an interesting manner: “[The song is] transformed from Trinidadian gay pride parade music into Midwestern teenage sunrise makeout music. So many potential, varied sexy moments to come with this remix.”
There you have it, folks. Sexy moments. Enjoy.