The last time Benoit & Sergio released an EP, the deep house-rooted D.C./Berlin duo had pop on their minds. Their latest, the Your Darkness EP, brings them back to the club.
The title track—-whose Japan-set video premiered today on Billboard—-is moody, streamlined, and Moroder-esque, with a slinky synth hook and sampled vocals from the Italian artist Silvie Loto. Some of Benoit & Sergio’s best songs have benefited from their own vocals, but on Your Darkness, all the voices are imported—-including some sounds from the late wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage, they tell Billboard.
The duo is working on its first full-length and, good news, it’s being co-produced by the equally slick and even gloomier Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington of Darkside. The three-track Your Darkness is already out on vinyl, with a digital release set for July 28 on Visionquest.