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Parallel Dance Ensemble are the disco-not-disco duo Coco Solid and Bobbi Soxx (producer Robin Hannibal). The off-beat pair pumps out jams that are funny, slightly sinister and sassy as hell. The respected Danish producer from Owusu & Hannibal (who could forget the classical Album “Living With“ from 2006 released on Ubiquity), Quadron and Boom Clap Bachelors joins forces with the underground New Zealand MC. Coco has already toured internationally playing alongside the likes of Spankrock, Sway, Girltalk, Flight of the Conchords, Beans, Roger Sisters and Acid Girls.

Together, PDE’s tongue in cheek joints have all the hallmarks of an early 80’s party and beam you back to the glorious days of Disco Rap complete with Salt’N’Pepa haircut, Reebock Pumps and tones of Hubba Bubba in you mouth. Retro Futuristic in the truest sense of the word. You could sum up PDE’s music as electronic disco funk or think of Tom Tom Club and Pop Group having a block party with M.I.A and New Young Pony Club.

After their well-received 12” release in 2009 on Yam Who’s ISM label (which got much love from James Murphy, Maurice Fulton, Horse Meat Disco to Danny Wang and Metro Area ) the duo now follows through with the steamy and synthed out ‘Possessions & Obsessions‘ EP on Permanent Vacation.

The EP consists of nine individually great songs all released digitally, as well as five tracks on a spicy vinyl 12”. So, try not to have this songs in your head all day after you press play!

Releases on Permanent Vacation

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