DJ Scratch and Sniff’s debut single ‘Disco-Nect’ is a Brexit protest song of sorts. Released on 29.03.19 to mark the day we (maybe) leave the EU, it is their response to the Brexit fiasco.
1973 was the year the UK joined the European Union and it is also the year many fans say disco was born. DJ Scratch and Stiff, a two-woman mission to keep disco Staying Alive, will drop their cheeky electro-stomper tinged with a drop of acid on this momentous day. As when all else fails at least we can boogie.
‘Disco-Nect’ is a retro inspired homage to all things Euro, Disco and Fun. It comes with extended dance mixes from London producer/DJ Robot 84 (Nervous, One Little Indian) and Berlin based Grünberg (Unexpected Audio Productions) and is accompanied with a suitably surrealist video directed by Zennor Alexander.
Fiona Soe Paing, the track's co-writer, recalls how the song came about "I was in my brother's car - he unplugged his phone, and the car talked to us. It said "Disco-nnected" the way computers do. I started singing a little ditty, made the link with Disco-nnect and Brexit, and couldn't stop laughing."
DJ Scratch and Sniff is the love machine of two electronic producers and solo artists, Brooklyn/Edinburgh based avant-diva Marilyn Carino, and Aberdeenshire weird-core experimentalist Fiona Soe Paing. Together as DJ Scratch and Sniff (AKA ‘The Cookie DJ's’) they create a fully immersive five-senses live experience by cooking up improvised disco-based grooves while simultaneously baking gourmet vegan cookies which they serve up to salivating crowds. Catch them live in support of the new single:
30.03.19: Threshold Festival (BBC 6 Festival Fringe), Liverpool