Cansei de Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above

Alex Worsnip 13/08/2006

Rating: 4/5

This is, without doubt, this summer's indie-dance crossover feel good hit of the summer. What could be better than the formula of a Brazilian seductress half-singing dirty lyrics (is that the line "I know how you're doing by looking in your pants" I hear?) that somehow reference Death From Above 1979? Well, probably setting it to a punk-funk backing that blends rhythmic, funky guitars with deep, driving synths. Best of all, though, it would sit happily on any mainstream dancefloor you care to name. It's the kind of track that is 100% dumb but suggests an air of subtle intelligence somewhere behind its creation. It's also the kind of thing that is needed to shake up the punk-funk formula, which is getting quickly old in the hands of less imaginative 80s revivalists. Somehow you don't suppose they have anything anywhere near as good up their sleeves, but that doesn't matter: this track is a treasure which you'll want to dig up in 10 years time when it's been completely forgotten by anyone who knew it in the first place, and show people just what 2006 was capable of producing.