By Andy Kellman
As AlunaGeorge, producer George Reid and vocalist Aluna Francis amalgamate electronic pop, 2-step garage, and left-field R&B in this dance hall vibe.
They met in 2009, when Reid remixed a track by Francis’ group My Toys Like Me, and debuted in 2011 on Sweet Recordings with the “Analyser” / “We Are Chosen” single.
By the end of the year, AlunaGeorge remixes for Mirrors (“Into the Heart”) and Lana Del Rey (“Born to Die”) were released. The relatively R&B-oriented “You Know You Like It” led a three-track Tri Angle EP of the same title in June 2012. This was quickly followed by a remix of Florence + the Machine’s “Spectrum,” as well as a vocal version of Rustie’s Glass Swords track “After Light.” “Your Drums, Your Love,” their Island debut, was released in September 2012 and peaked at number 50 in the U.K.
In 2013, they assisted with Disclosure’s “White Noise,” which reached number two in their country, and released their own “Attracting Flies” in advance of the album Body Music.
Here’s the video for “I’m In Control” shot in the Dominican Republic for Interscope record produced by Mark Ralph and George Reid:
What do you think?