Hot on the heels of the original album hitting #2 on the UK album chart last year, enduring pop legends Steps return with What The Future Holds Pt. 2. Spanning 15 tracks, the album includes 10 brand-new unheard songs plus special acoustic versions of previous singles from the album. The new album also includes the revamped single mix of Heartbreak In This City, featuring Primetime Emmy Award winner Michelle Visage, which hit #1 on the UK iTunes chart earlier this month and sees the band perform with Michelle on The Graham Norton Show tonight.
The original What The Future Holds Pt. 1 album went Silver within the first month of its release and was the most downloaded album in the UK over the Christmas period. The five-piece will also be heading on their sure-to-be epic What The Future Holds Tour in November, headlining 18 arena shows across the UK including two dates at London’s The O2 and will be joined by the brilliant Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a special guest.
Launching during the halcyon days of pop in 1997 with their line-dancing classic 5,6,7,8, Brit award winners Steps set about re-turfing the music landscape via 14 UK top 10 singles and three multi-platinum albums in three years including #1’s Tragedy and Stomp. Fast forward twenty years, the band returned with the mighty Tears On The Dancefloor, which hit #1 on the physical and iTunes album charts and went Gold within a matter of weeks, becoming the biggest-selling independent album of 2017 behind Stormzy.
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No Gods No Masterswill be available as atwo-CD deluxe editionwith a bonus disc of covers most of which have been issued in the last eight years for Record Store Day.
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As a big fan of Sellorekt/LA Dreams, when Bunny X got an email alert that he’d just released a new album, Sparks, on December 27th, they bought it up immediately on Bandcamp and found themselves becoming particularly obsessed with the second track, In Common, which they started playing on repeat. They loved how hopeful and earnest the song felt as it reminded them of those coming-of-age emotions towards the end of high school when you’re so ready to leap ahead and become independent that you think you might just burst. When you want everything to speed up but it’s not quite time yet.
On a lark, they recorded a vocal arrangement for the track and sent it to Sellorekt/LA Dreams on New Year’s Eve. Suffice it to say, 2021 started off with a bang for the duo as Kevin of Sellorekt/LA Dreams responded that same night saying that he really liked the arrangement and was up for collaborating on it. Thus, Can’t Wait was born. Abigail and Mary of Bunny X went into the studio to record the song about a week later and Sellorekt/LA Dreams then began working on the mix. The song was pretty much finalized by mid-January when Abigail and Mary were catching up with some good friends of theirs (Jenny and Tony). After sharing Can’t Wait with them, Tony, who happens to be one of Sting’s lead engineers, and has also worked with Shaggy, Lady Gaga, Charlie XCX and others, graciously offered to punch up the mix for them and what you’re listening to is the final result.
Bunny X is an italo disco/synthwave duo that came to life in New York, NY in 2010, where the magic still happens. Its members are: Abigail Gordon, Mary Hanley and Conrad Kaneshiro. Gordon and Hanley met in New York in 2005 and quickly found that they shared a deep passion for 80’s new wave and italo disco music and eventually (after singing as backing vocalists for some local acts) had the thought of starting a project that would pay homage to their favorite genres. In October 2010, Gordon and a friend threw an italo disco party in the East Village and chanced to meet Kaneshiro, another lifelong italo disco fan and then local independent music producer. Following the party, Gordon, Kaneshiro and Hanley got together to discuss a partnership and the rest, as they say, is history.
After a few years of working together in New York, Kaneshiro relocated to Mexico City, where he resides today. Gordon and Hanley remain in New York. The group’s early influences include Madonna, Depeche Mode and The Pet Shop Boys while their italo influences include Ken Lazlo, Sandra and Valerie Dore, to name just a few. As time went on, members Gordon and Hanley realized they wanted to delve deeper into synthwave territory after being inspired by such artists as FM Attack, Mecha Maiko, Parallels and NINA. They realized that, while their roots were planted firmly in italo, they also enjoyed the dreamy neon 80s nostalgia that synthwave evokes. As such, starting in 2017, Bunny X began to release several retrowave-inspired tracks including Lasers and Lace, Stay, Unknown Places and Come Back. In addition, Gordon and Hanley began to collaborate with a number of other retrowave artists such as CJ Burnett, Vincenzo Salvia, Driver86, Turbo Knight, Ksmtk, Marvel83’ and, most recently, Sellorekt/LA Dreams.
Sellorekt/LA Dreams Biography
If you love your 80s soundtrack scores and synthesizer themes, then head over to Sellorekt/LA Dreams for a vast selection of amazing songs. Sellorekt/LA Dreams has been busy producing countless classics over the past year or so, and a great selection of vintage 80s music on his channels.
Coming out of Spain in a haze of neon lights, electro synth pulses and eighties rock brilliance is Maxthor, a three piece with a unique and original retro futuristic sound. Forging a broad spectrum of influences, Maxthor take irresistible echoes of eighties giants like Phil Collins, Billy Idol and Survivor and filter them through their own lens of synth driven futurist-nostalgia.