ENLIST ELI ESCOBAR FOR “CRIME CUTZ” REMIX
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“Luminous” – Pitchfork
“Hypnotic, wobbling” – SPIN
“One of their best singles in some time.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Crime Cutz sounds like Kraftwerk… Stick around for the hook.” – USA TODAY
“Their brand of rejuvenated retro stands on its own” – Stereogum
“A seven-minute space-funk jam” – Consequence of Sound
“‘Crime Cutz’ picks up where Dynamics left off.” – Earmilk
“Disco punk” – NME
DFA’s Holy Ghost! just wrapped up an Australian DJ tour and are wasting no time getting back to business stateside. Today the NYC-based disco duo of Nick Milhiser and Alex Frankel share a soulful remix for their for their latest single “Crime Cutz” from the inimitable Eli Escobar as they gear up to play their first live show of 2016 this coming Wednesday March 2nd in NYC at MoMA’s Armory Party. Holy Ghost! will also play the upcoming 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival, live Sunday July 17th in Chicago.Additional dates TBA.
“Eli is one of my favorite DJs and producers in NYC,” explains Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel. “He did a remix for us on the first album and we are psyched he’s back again now. Really love what he did on this.”
With its 8-bit beat shimmied over an expanse of futuristic synths and the East Coast Inspirational Singers Choir, “Crime Cutz” (out now) marks the beginning of the pair’s triumphant 2016 return. The title track off the forthcoming Crime Cutz EP (out 4/29 on DFA Records), the single was first revealed via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 and Pitchfork.
“Crime Cutz” has since been met with wide critical praise – thanks in part to its captivating DIY music video. Featuring a multi-panel primary color light display hand-built and programmed by Milhiser and Frankel themselves for less than $500, the retro-futurist lightboxes -made out of colored plexiglass, plywood, and 224 standard light bulbs (7 light bulbs per panel) synchronize with the track for a deceptively simple and mesmerizing effect.
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About Holy Ghost: Musicians, DJs, and go-to producers known for mesmerizing funk and neo-disco, Holy Ghost! (aka the NYC-based duo of Alex Frankel and Nicholas Millhiser) have released two critically acclaimed albums, 2011’s self-titled debut and 2013’s Dynamics, on DFA Records. A remix album, 2015’s self-released Work For Hire also generated wide praise. Holy Ghost! have performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show with David Letterman, toured with New Order, played at renowned festivals such as Coachella, Outside Lands, Primavera, and Bonnaroo, and remixed for Katy Perry, LCD Soundsystem, Moby, and more.
About Eli Escobar: New York’s house and disco evangelist Eli Escobar has been a familiar face on the city’s scene for the last two decades. Whether tearing it up at clubs across the capital (and beyond) or throwing down super-charged disco bombs on labels like Nervous and Strictly Rhythm, Escobar rarely steps out of his four-four beat.