Diggin’ This: Telephone Man – “Angel” (Tropic of Love)
Library music blended with a Salsoul sensibility.
Telephone Man is Nostalgia 77 aka Benedic Lamdin and DrumTalk aka Nathaniel Pearn.
“Angel” began by the duo diving into the archives of the library music label KPM in order to craft a selection of disco burners straight from the clubs and dancefloors of 1970s New York City.
The tracks were then recorded live by a group of musicians including Tom Herbert (bass), Jose Joyette (drums), Kishon Khan (piano), Ross Stanley (Rhodes), Anselmo Netto (percussion), Rob Updergraff (guitar) and Nathaniel Pearn (synths), joined by vocalists Jaelee Small and Chantal Lewis Brown and an 8-piece string section conducted and arranged by Giles Thornton.
Love that descending piano and those lush strings over that rolling disco beat.
Telephone Man – “Angel”
“Angel” is taken from Telephone Man’s Angel EP, out April 3 via Tropic of Love.
Get it here.
Check out the disco burner “Love Can Set You Free” by Hot Toddy (one half of Crazy P) here
listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2022 Essentials playlist here.