New York duo Crush Club is serving up euphoric vibes when we need them most. Their music is a brash, joyous and unapologetic celebration of club culture in all its forms.
They recently released “We Dance”, the follow-up to their debut track “Get Me Off”.
Your music contains flashes of a ton of genres, how would you describe your sound?
This is a great compliment to us! All music/art is essentially ripping off something else. We are inspired by LOTS of music/art. The direction for Crush Club is physical - dance, punk, funk, Latin percussion, sex, psychedelic.
“We Dance” is a celebration of the night-time, where do you guys go for a good time after hours?
There are so many great parties in NYC. We throw a monthly party called De Moda at Soho House, and we love the vibe at Good Room. Battle Hymn is lit on Sundays, and the Que Bajo parties thrown by our good friend Uproot Andy go off! It's also never too late for a house party. And you know it's been a good night when you end up at a diner like Gran Morelos for late night food times.
Your two singles have a raucous, celebratory vibe – given world events, how are you keeping your spirits up?
To be honest, when ignorance was first elected it was pretty debilitating, and it seemed inappropriate to be projecting/promoting joy, music, and parties … but as time went on, it became clear that celebrating and broadcasting our diverse community is incredibly important. This isn't a time to be silent in any way.
For most people dancing is fairly terrifying. What’s the record that’s guaranteed to make you move?
Anything with a Latin house beat will do. We also fell IN LOVE with DJ Koze at Pacha in Ibiza (where we wrote "We Dance") when he played Leon Vynehall’s “It’s Just (House of Dupree)”.
Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, The Carpenters, you guys – why do duos make such good pop music?
There's something simple and true about only having two people in the creative process. You still have to impress someone, but you don’t have to go to the lowest common denominator that you sometimes would to impress a larger group. Plus, we both love sandwiches so it’s a match made in hell.
We’ve got a batch of new jams cooking. 2017 is about finishing an EP and playing these songs LIVE. We'll keep you posted! And thank you for listening.