Does anyone actually
know what’s going on these days with The Avalanches
? No. But there is this mixtape
– another from the elusive Pinchy & Friends
, the group (or whatever) that earlier this year released the elegantly simple Sleepy Bedtime Mix for Young Ones
, a mix attributed to the fictional character – a Bukowski character, no less – Henry Chinaski. But then it was rumored that it really came from The Avalanches, the fucking Australian sample kings who haven’t done a record since the now classic Since I Left You
; that’s twelve years ago and counting!
Anyway, this new mix is called Cool Gays
and comes from Cool Gaze
. It is all excellent, an enticing mixture of minimal disco, classy electro and more w/ music from Chic, Walsh
, and "a track that may or may not be The Avalanches". Whatever, I’m a huge fan, whatever, I get excited about it, yeh, but ultimately, this is more than that. It’s a long cool party’s worth or jams worthy of all them feet that’ll be shuffling about the dance floor.