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Alex Frankel Still Got It

Alex Frankel (Holy Ghost!) released his Still Got It EP with two remixes by France’s Breakbot (La Fiesta Remix and Club des Vedettes Remix), a Choices Remix and the instrumental version of the single. Earlier Alex Frankel shared the video for “Still Got It”, an anthem for embracing the next step whatever it may be, all out now on CASUAL / Ed Banger. Alex celebrates everybody’s return to the dancefloor with a wildly fun video that finds him dancing outside some of France’s iconic dance clubs and reveling in front of party flyers. The photos of French club exteriors featured in the video were pulled from Prost’s book After Party. He teamed up with motion designer Dixsaut to turn them into the dance party on the streets the video invites us to join.

“Still Got It” is a glimpse into Alex’s world as he works towards a full length in 2022.

“Still Got It” finds joy in resilience and celebrates the personal spark each of us has that fortifies our optimism even in hardship. It’s a quick glance back while dancing into the future that invites everyone, “Let’s have a toast to staying young as we get old”. The song plays with some of the hallmarks of classic 80s pop and reimagines them for this moment, with a wave of euphoria that keeps rising as it builds from just Alex’s voice to a choral arrangement performed by the East Coast Inspirational Singers choir. 

The Breakbot remix of “Still Got It” (Breakbot Club des Vedettes Remix) was shared by Adult Swim Singles as part of their 2021 program, and puts a playful and synthy spin on the single. The rework, by French electronic mainstay Breakbot, is especially fitting as the original single marked Alex’s initial release for Ed Banger, rendering him the first American signee to the legendary European label. Listen to it here. Alex also shared a celebratory new DJ mix last week on Magnetic Magazine to kick off the summer with his blend of house, funk and disco. 

Alex says of the songs origins, “I played the demo for Thibaut ( Breakbot) one night at Bernie’s Restaurant while we were outside on a smoke break  (back when, you know… people still ate dinner out) and on the spot he demanded we go try it on the audience at his gig that night. The response was great and after that, I knew I had to finish it. I called the East Coast Inspirational Singers, my favorite gospel group in NYC and they came by to help me get it there.”

Alex Frankel first emerged as one half of beloved NYC duo Holy Ghost! whose hybrid of synth pop, disco, and a range of electronic music made them an international dancefloor and festival staple. Along with their own albums and EPs for DFA and West End, the group have been in demand remixers sought out by their peers like LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, and Cut Copy. Alex has also done remixes for US Girls, Naeem, Neon Indian and Moby.

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It’s For Real: Bike Jousting

Adult Swim’s Singles Program created a spectacular new video for the Holy Ghost! remix of LCD Soundsystem’s “Drunk Girls.” (Click the image above to watch the vid!) There’s bicycles, there’s jousting…and yes, people really do this! I’d like to make a sweet jousting outfit, that’s for sure!

Holy Ghost! Tour Dates with Chromeo  

07/23: Hartford, CT @ Bushnell Park Pavilion

07-26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 

07-27 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero 

07-29 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom 

07-30 Boston, MA – House of Blues 

07-31 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis 

08-02 Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Music Hall 

08-03 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix 

08/04 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage
w/ Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair

08-05 Detroit, MI – Majestic 

08-07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 

08/08: Nelson, BC @ Shambhala

08-10 Calgary, Alberta – Flames Central 

08-11 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore 

08-12 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market 

08-13 Portland, OR – Roseland 

08-16 San Diego, CA – House of Blues 

08-20 Denver, CO – Ogden 

08-24 Austin, TX – Stubb’s 

08-25 Dallas, TX – Palladium 

08-26 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom 

08-27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade 

09-04 New York, NY – P.S. 1 w/ DJ Mehdi & Special Guests!

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