Cafe Lanai is a duo in paradise. Friendship and music at once led vocalists/producers Michael Brock and Forever to adventure together to Pahoa, Hawaii. Originating with the absorption of tropical sounds and antiquated island imagery, the project made a “ sweet, sweet double espresso debut” with their deep first single ‘Lanai’.
On their five-track ‘Paradise’ EP, Cafe Lanai enlists the spirit of humid rain-forests and black sand beaches, imploring you to close your eyes and throw your body to the beat. The tracks are infused with interweaving vocals, sultry lyrics, sweaty synths and rhythms for house heads and disco souls.
The duo released their first video and debut single, Lanai, with Thump/Vice in March of this year. This strong debut instantly solidified a unique visual and sonic aesthetic, finding it's way to BBC Radio6, and Gorilla vs. Bear. Their second single, "So", was released with Resident Advisor last week. The accompanying video will illuminate Part II of their intimate low-fi paradise. Most recently, their music was used as the exclusive soundtrack for Blood, Sweat and Queers, a documentary that portrays the story of cultural unity and activism at Toronto Pride Week, and was released at that time.
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Paradise is available in digital formats as well as 12" vinyl format through our Bandcamp store.
1. Lanai (5:00)
2. Le Stud (4:39)
3. Girl Music (2:35)
4. So (4:04)
5. Sky Boyy (3:50)