Alexander Geist may have been born in England, but that velvety voice is pure Berlin. The singer is a little bit Bowie, a little bit Dietrich, and all class. His debut single Bad Language is rich, succulent disco-pop in the old tradition, melancholic yet sensual: this bad boy got soul. The single, released by Haute Areal as both a download and a purple 7″, is produced by fellow rising Berlin player Joey Hansom, whose DJ sets and remixes for the likes of Ssion and Light Asylum has earned him some pretty heavy attention from bloggers and musicians alike.
We’re pleased to bring you an exclusive remix from yet another ex-pat living in Berlin, NYC’s Black Cracker! With a book of collected poems and art, a recent LP, and some prime collabs with the likes of CocoRosie, it’s hard to imagine where he finds the time to deconstruct Geist’s morose melody into a sexy R&B jam, but we’re certainly glad he does. Download it below, and make sure to pick up the single now!
Published May 24, 2012.