Johnny Jewel can do no wrong in my book. Slowly the genius producer and mastermind behind projects like Symmetry, Glass Candy, Desire and Chromatics has built his label, Italians Do it Better, into being one of the most interesting outputs for electronic indie music – with that signature Italo disco twist. The Chromatics latest album, Kill For Love, is easily the best so far in 2012.
I have had the pleasure of playing DJ sets before a couple of their live shows over the years, the latest one having been at the beginning of their current European tour, at Distortion Festival in Copenhagen. They are indeed as great on stage as on record. The setting in a majestic glass building right on the Copenhagen harbour didn’t make it any less of a great experience. The track “These Streets Will Never Look The Same” is one of my favorite songs off the album. If you didn’t buy it yet, hurry up – and try to catch them on the road as well.