February 21, 2007

YouTube Rodeo: "Steppin' Out" With Sweden's Lo-Fi-Fnk


[UPDATED with correct event information below] We don't really go in for dancefloor anthems these days. But Malmo, Sweden-based electro duo Lo-Fi-Fnk's stomp-and-chant track "Steppin' Out" probably kills in clubs, and we expect every well-appointed DJ worth his weight in Sparks currently keeps this track at the ready. Lo-Fi-Fnk is a six-year-old duo comprised of Leo Drougge and August Hellsing. "Steppin' Out" is the second single (released in Scandinavia only) from the act's 2006 full-length Boylife, which was issued by Moshi Moshi. We far prefer the video linked above to the video for the first single "Wake Up." The latter clip captures the duo committing some hip-hop-cum-Ace Of Base vamping for the camera. It seems a bit silly to us, what with our pronounced Rockist bent. And we think "Steppin' Out" is simply a better song. We particularly recommend it if you like Daft Punk, as the track really reminds us of "Digital Love" once the kick drum commences its thumpety march. Anyhoo, Lo-Fi-Fnk tours the U.S. next month, including a Boston-area appearance at the exquisitely curated Squar3 Middlesex Lounge as part of Make It New March 29. Full tour dates are below, as is an MP3 of "Wake Up," even though we aren't all that crazy about the jam. "Steppin' Out" we could listen to on repeat for hours.

Lo-Fi-Fnk -- "Wake Up" -- Boylife
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Lo-Fi-Fnk: InterWeb | MySpace | YouTube | Flickr

03/06 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Safari Sam’s
03/07 -- San Diego, CA -- Beauty Bar
03/08 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Art Bar
03/09 -- Vancouver, BC -- Shine
03/10 -- Portland, OR -- Towne Lounge
03/11 -- Eugene, OR -- Indigo District
03/13 -- San Francisco, CA -- Mezzannine
03/14 -- Austin, TX -- SXSW:Stereogum/FADER party
03/14 -- Austin, TX -- SXSW:Super! Alright! Space
03/15 -- Austin, TX -- SXSW:Beauty Bar
03/16 -- Austin, TX -- SXSW:Urban Outfitters
03/16 -- Austin, TX -- SXSW:Factory People/Anthem party
03/17 -- Washington, DC -- Rock’n'Roll Hotel
03/20 -- Charlotte, NC -- Tremont Hall
03/21 -- Atlanta, GA -- Drunken Unicorn
03/22 -- Gainesville, FL -- Common Grounds
03/24 -- Miami, FL -- Post
03/27 -- Toronto, ON -- Drake Hotel
03/28 -- Montreal, QC -- Club Lambi
03/29 -- Boston, MA -- Square
03/30 -- Philadelphia, PA -- PURE
03/30 -- New York, NY -- Annex
03/31 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Studio B

Read this far, did you? Well, as an added bonus, here is a link to a completely different song titled "Stepping Out," a circa 1983 classic from erstwhile angry young man Joe Jackson. Man, we love this tune:

1 comment:

david day said...

The Boston show is at the middlesex lounge with make it new. 3/29 ... thanks for the shoutout jay!