Few Aussie songs have been named after the reaction they provoke since Spiderbait’s ‘Fucken’ Awesome’, but you can add Super Massive to that list thanks to their exceptional new single, ‘I Like It’.
If ever you needed an idea of what funky disco sounds like when it’s done correctly, then all you need to do is take a look at the greats; Nile Rodgers, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, and the whole Studio 54 crew. But when lockdowns and global pandemics make such a task impossible, you can simply set your sights on Super Massive for your musical masterclass.
The product of ex-Machine Gun Fellatio drummer Glenn Abbott and singer-songwriter Malina Hamilton-Smith, Super Massive have been doing the rounds for quite some time, packing dance-floors with their undeniably catchy sound, and tracks so devastatingly-slick that Exxon employees might get jealous.
Having released ‘Invertebrate’ earlier this year, the pair have now returned with their latest offering, with ‘I Like It’ blending vintage ’70s funk and disco to create this fusion of electronic dance and rock. A testament to their craft, ‘I Like It’ manages to achieve their goal of creating catchy tunes within the genre without alienating the mainstream, and allowing the track to have the crossover potential to even transform a few non-believers into fans of the whole funkin’ genre.
Despite everything that’s gone on this year, Super Massive have managed to overcome the pandemic to offer up a pair of stunning tracks. While a few shows were cancelled, both band and fans alike are hoping that the coming months will not only be able to see the return of the group to live stages, but even witness the arrival of more new music.
Super Massive’s ‘I Like It’ is on track be released on Friday, November 27th. But if you can’t wait that long, you should check it out below – there’s a very good chance that you might just… like it.