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Saucy Lady serves more boogie-flecked honey on her new 'Go Steady' single

The “Beantown Disco Queen” joins XL Middleton on her Star Creature return

  • Patrizio Cavaliere
  • 18 October 2022
Saucy Lady serves more boogie-flecked honey on her new 'Go Steady' single

Boston-based Japanese artist Saucy Lady returns to Star Creature Universal Vibrations with her latest journeys into contemporary boogie.

Her new 'Go Steady' release sees her resume a fruitful studio partnership with California-based producer, XL Middleton, with the pair having successfully joined forces on the 'Daydreaming' EP earlier this year. Both artists proudly represent distinct retro-futurist production aesthetics, and here, Saucy Lady's disco-boogie allure meets Middleton's modern G-funk flex head-on for an infectious dose of '80s-inspired fusionist electro-funk. The honeyed 'Go Steady' vocal rides over an undulating boogie bed of thick synth bass and virtuoso keys, galvanised by sumptuous pads and crisp machine drums. The b-side features a handy instrumental version, with dub lovers sure to be sated as the sun-soaked orchestration given full licence to glisten.

Schooled in music from an early age (thanks in no small part to her jazz-obsessed father), Saucy Lady has released three solo albums and a stream of feel-good singles. Her music has arrived on revered labels including Soul Clap Records, Toucan Sounds, and Razor-N-Tape, with an appearance on 2020 Vision set to follow in the coming months. Her larger-than-life stage persona is matched in iridescence by her musical chops, with the talented artist equally adept serving as a vocalist, producer, performer or DJ. XL Middleton, meanwhile, is a revered producer, DJ and label owner, with his MoFunk label specialising in the funkier realms of hip-hop and r&b.

You can listen to the music here:

Saucy Lady and XL Middleton's 'Go Steady' is out now on Star Creature, buy it here

Patrizio Cavaliere is Mixmag Asia's Music Editor. Follow him on Instagram

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