This week’s Flavor is Prince Club, a Canadian house music DJ/production duo I can’t stop listening to.
They used to be called Mad Kids, and made rough, techy, wobble-edged tracks. Blogs played a big role in blowing them up in ‘09 – while unsigned by labels, Mad Kids’ tracks were featured on sites like Discobelle, Gottadancedirty, and our old favorite KidCity.
In 2010 Riva Starr told them their name sucked – “when you have him telling you that you shut up and listen. He’s like the Mr. Miyagi of house music” – and Prince Club was born. With the new name came an evolution in sound: the basslines still thump, but they’re no longer the main focus, instead fitting snugly into tighter, subtler, quirkier, housier productions. Not long after they had their first release on Discobelle’s new label, followed by an EP on Riva’s own Snatch! imprint.
They’ve also made wicked edits of tracks in other genres – check out their take on Foals’ ‘Blue Blood’ and The Weeknd’s ‘The Morning’
And here they are again with two fresh throwback house jams – check out the Ice-T EP on Made to Play.
MTP042 Prince Club “Ice-T” E.P. (Out July 11th) by Prince Club
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