Turkuaz – “Digital Love” (audio) (premiere)

The Brooklyn nine-piece band pays loving, funky tribute to Zapp & Roger on their new single.

Last month Brooklyn nine-piece band Turkuaz put out one of the most shamelessly fun singles of the summer in the form of ’70s disco/funk number “The Generator” from their upcoming new album Digitonium. Now they’re debuting another track, “Digital Love”, which dives headfirst into classic ’80s funk, including talk box, synthesized bassline, and old-school handclap drum machine. According to the band, they had a specific band they wanted to emulate for this track.

“‘Digital Love’ is one of my favorite songs on the album,” says guitarist Craig Brodhead. “We got really into a lot of early 80’s disco funk, specifically Zapp & Roger and we really went straight for that sound. It’s dance party music for sure.”

“‘Digital Love’ in some ways is our ode to the funk era of Zapp & Roger, but with a little Turkuaz twist,” adds singer/guitarist Dave Brandwein. “The synths and horns are certainly the stars of this tune. It’s a carefree listen smack dab in the middle of the record and ended up being a favorite for the band too.”

Digitonium will be released on 2 October.