May 3, 2014

In this day and age a band can perfectly recreate the sound of past music. Case in point, Brooklyn based Midnight Magic. Musically they are an exact re-incarnation of The Aural Exciters, who also hailed from the NYC underground dance scene. The track “Walking the Midnight Streets” from their debut album has an amazing video. I cannot tell if vintage dance footage was used and synched to recreate that era or if they painstakingly had their hair done, had outfits made and video equipment that allowed for a perfect late-70’s early 80’s video accompaniment to their perfectly retro-song. I suspect they used vintage video footage but one of the dancers does resemble the lead singer….
Especially delightful is the scoot at 0:33 followed by a sort of pogo-stick move. And the moves at 1:21. Oh, every bit of this is magic!!
I Love this video! It’s a bulls eye.

I don’t know of an actual for the Aural Exciter’s “Spooks in Space” track so I’ll include a video made more recently for this classic gem:

And to round out this post as another of my triptychs, I’m including Escort, who are also Brooklyn based and get get every ass in the house shaking! They’re playing in Downtown NYC this June 13 and two of us Music on a Stick authors will def be there. Enjoy!
This is SOOOOOOOO hot, oh gawd!

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