As purveyors of a noirish take on house, techno and disco, D.C. trio Volta Bureau are only beginning to find their stride. (Their remix of Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” for starters, is some excellent futuristic funk.) On their newest single “Erase the Streets,” in-house vocalist Outputmessage harmonizes with UK singer Gwenno over a steady four-to-the-floor kick, sharp claps and an elastic bassline. And the result is sultry and soothing, as Output croons “You’re voice is bright and when you whisper in the night, I want to bring you closer, closer to me,” on the opening verse. Whether played on earbuds or in the club, this cut is a deeply satisfying dive into dance music’s soulful side.
Stream “Erase the Streets” below: