DOTW: Azari & III & Friendly Fires, Stay Here

With solid songwriting chops and eminently memorable hooks, it’s no surprise Azari & III have become critical darlings inside and out of dance music circles. Their first singles, “Reckless (With Your Love)” and “Hungry For the Power,” recalled the style and poise of house music’s golden age but were rendered with the gloss available through contemporary production techniques. Since then they’ve issued a slew of remixes for everyone from Runaway to Booka Shade and been signed to Tiga’s Turbo label for a full-length album. But before its arrival the Canadian duo have released appetizers like “Stay Here,” a collaboration with Friendly Fires written exclusively for the latter’s Suck My Deck mix CD soon to arrive on Bugged Out. The tune finds A&III folding their hyper colorful house sound around the UK trio’s synth rock songwriting, even bringing vocalist Starving Yet Full to get his licks in between the lads’ soothing chorus. Bursting with melody and energy, “Stay Here” is almost certainly a highlight of the mix and good portents for Azari & III’s forthcoming LP. Thanks to both groups and !K7 for giving this treat away.

Download: Azari & III & Friendly Fires, “Stay Here”

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bernardo  on September 27, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Wow. Nice gift guys.

korina  on January 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM

i love this sonnng


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[…] An honest-to-goodness house anthem with touches of broken beat (particularly on the verses) and verses that the Friendly Fires made with hot Toronto disco-house duo Azari & III, for the Fires’ Suck My Deck DJ mix. The surprise is that this is the easy highlight of a terrific mix. Available on its own all over the place, including on Little White Earbuds. […]

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