The disco house outfit launches their debut music video for their single“Bright Lights”. The stunning cinematic visuals capture New York’s sultry August mood with retro-futurism then an arthouse action-noir, with late-night motorcycle rides, neon reflections and mirror balls spinning in time with hazy discotheque beats.
Grown from a mutual love of vintage synthesizers, classic disco, and house, 88 Palms is Morgan Wiley (of Midnight Magic, ex Hercules & Love Affair) vocalist/DJ Ria Bouttier realizing their beachy, tropical disco dreams. Somewhere there’s a red 80s convertible cruising down a beach past a rainbow of neon discotecs on one side, and a stretch of palm trees and ocean on the other. An empty desert road at night. The wind blows through your hair, with a beautiful lover by your side. Everything moves in slow motion. That’s the 88 Palms highway.
It’s Donna Summer in bed with Daft Punk somewhere on a beach in Mexico. Cocaine and piña coladas. White satin curtains blow in the wind. It’s a love song to a machine. It’s the rich warm sounds of live instruments and a longing for your arms. Hypersexuality and the Female Gaze.
88 Palms is a re-awakening of disco crate digging, a throwback to the glory days of Studio 54, rampant sex and excess with an updated look and sound. Champagne, models, glitz and glamour. Cougar Disco.
Having both DJed in various New York clubs 88 Palms is equally at home at a daytime poolside show oozing decadent downtempo, or in the pounding 808 kicks of an underground warehouse party.
88 Palms showcases a wide range of influences from Jazz, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Blues,Techno, House, Disco, Electronica and Psych. Hailing from the deserts of Las Vegas and Utah, as well as Los Angeles, 88 Palms brings together spacious sonic landscapes of the West with the tight production sounds of classic New York dance music.