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The ShortListen: Powers (no. 177)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Powers

What’s the story? Having a bad start to the week? Feeling those Monday blues really kicking in? Then get this on the stereo and turn it up. Powers first came to our attention with their guest spot on The Knocks' summer anthem Classic, with Crista Ru's vocals carrying the whole thing along. Now they've unveiled the lead track, Hot, from their new EP, Legendary, and it's a glorious slice of laidback tropical house - Mike Del Rio takes the verses with some Peter Gabriel-style vocals, while Crista Ru unleashes the sunshine in the euphoric chorus. It's simple, but effective and someone needs to knock up a fifteen minute extended version sooner rather than later.

For fans of: St Lucia, The Knocks, Sneaky Sound System

In three words: Tropical synthy heaven

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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