Blue Hawaii continue to tease music from their forthcoming Under 1 House mixtape with “Not My Boss”, a track which blissfully merges classic acid-303 synth lines with woozy chords and affirmative chants. Undeniably groovy, “Not My Boss” borrows from a deep and rich Chicago House history and carries it to a silky, upbeat promised land of self-belief and walking basslines. Expertly treated brass sections glide in and out of the mix with differing prominence, further adding to the seductive warmth of Blue Hawaii’s charm.
Under 1 House was written during Blue Hawaii’s 2019 North American and European tours, and recorded at a wood cabin in rural Québec. Finding each other trapped on different sides of the Atlantic, the record was then finished over long-distance between Montreal and Berlin due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
This music is dedicated to the spirit of togetherness. Unity achieved through confidence, in the seductive redemption of one’s own sexuality, finding power in feelin’ one’s self. Under 1 House honours the magnetism of impulse and first takes. This flow can be found in the brooding, early Warp Records reminiscent “Where are the Keys???”, the sub-heavy, lustful organ groove of “Feelin’”, the lo-fi high energy “I Felt Love” or the chanting of “I’m my own damn woman” during the screeched ending of “Not my Boss!”.
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Blue Hawaii (the Montreal by way of Berlin duo encompassing Raphaelle “Ra” Standell-Preston and Alex “Agor” Kerby) have been around for a decade, having released 3 full-length albums and two EPs to date. Consisting of Ra and Ag, the duo met throwing parties and shows in Montreal and continue to create together despite living in separate cities – split between Montreal and Berlin. Under 1 House will be released September 25th on cassette and digital via their life-long home of Arbutus Records.
I Felt Love
Not my boss!
Where r the Keys???
Let it Be Us
No More Drama