azari & III
For shameless throwback fans like me, Azari & III is one of the best breakthrough acts of the year. Although they sound like they’re teleported directly from the late 80s/early 90s New York club scene, in reality Dinamo Azari and Alphonse ‘III’ Lanza craft their authentic old-school house in modern day Toronto. Their debut track Hungry For The Power combined early Chicago house with electro-funk for a super camp and infectious dancefloor treat. Reckless With Your Love, their latest tune doing the rounds, is perfectly timed amongst talk of house music’s renaissance and is a surefire contender for house anthem of the year, with piano stabs, strings aplenty and soulful vocals.