Sammy Bananas ‘Money Time’ ft. Antony & Cleopatra

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SAMMY BANANAS maintains that he still hasn’t gone bananas. It’s undeniable, however, that since the release of his debut EP, ‘Flexin’ on Fool’s Gold, the ever-bespectacled Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and saxophonist has come into his own, ready to take the spotlight in a big way.

His latest release, ‘Money Time’, is set to kickstart his tour across the US – and your summer party season. The exterior of the song is slippery to the touch, but the body is gooey, sticky pop goodness so well-executed, it needn’t be a guilty pleasure.

Atypical of Banana’s catalogue, it’s driven by husky vocal work by London duo Antony & Cleopatra, an ambling beat and unique, nostalgic production touches that meld the best of house, disco and R&B. The result is – maybe unintentionally, maybe not – the musical embodiment of Nineties club kid culture: a little ostentatious, a little reckless, a little glamorous, a little flawed, but ultimately so overwhelmingly fun that you’re irrevocably swept up in its enthusiasm.

The fun doesn’t stop there: be sure to look in at the remixes that Fool’s Gold has released alongside. Boston producer Durkin has flipped the track on its head, using Sammy Banana’s carefully-arranged confection to create a grimy remix that showcases the versatility of the track’s vocals, while Option4 has honed in on the track’s house undercurrent, creating something smooth, slick and sultry.

Words by Cheryl Billman

LISTEN TO MORE NEW MUSIC HERE.

SEE ALSO:

LISTEN: SAMMY BANANAS ‘FLEXIN’ EP
AUS PREMIERE: SAMMY BANANAS ‘DECADE OF BOOTLEGS ’03-’13′ MIX
LISTEN: FOOLS GOLD COMPILATION ‘CLUBHOUSE VOL. 1′ FT ANNA LUNOE

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