Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Video Interviews, Shibuya (#6)

Tokyo Trawler Catch of the Day: Helene & Raphaelle, France
Artist: Cut Copy
Tune: Hearts on Fire (Calvin Harris Remix)
Record: Hearts on Fire (Single, 2008) [Original: In Ghost Colours, 2008]

Helene & Raphaelle's essential rating: 5/5

Helene's Message to the People: "This song makes me horny. Voilà" (English translation)

The Interview:

The Tokyo Trawler’s Essential Review:

It's lucky for you there's no dancefloor here...

Not so much that it's lucky for you that there's no dancefloor, more that a dancefloor isn't even necessary for a tune like this, such is the infectiousness* of the beat. Instantly transporting* you to a Spanish island and into a smoky, strobe*-soaked* club, full of tanned 'beautiful people' doing what they do, the song starts as it means to go on*, with an exotic* drum line. Whilst this tune's fundamental* lack of originality is more than made up for* by the 'danceablilty' factor and the neat* pace changes throughout, unfortunately, it's difficult to imagine a song such as this reaching far outside it's highly specialised fanbase.

The Tokyo Trawler's message to the people: I wonder if my glowsticks still glow?

To download or not to download?? 3/5 (IT'S GOTTA BE DONE)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: infectiousness, to transport, strobe, to soak, to start as [one] means to go on (idiom), exotic, fundamental, to make up for [something], neat

Hearts on Fire URL:


  1. Calvin Harris...perfect!

  2. French accents are super sexy !!