Bomb Alert!

Pulp Disco & The Outcasts - Space Dust

By Joshua Glazer

As we morn the loss of legendary diva Donna Summer, it’s hard to firmly grasp the importance she had on not just mainstream disco, but Italo-disco via her collaborations with Giorgio Moroder. The reverberations of that pair can be felt today more than ever as Italo and nu-disco permeate nearly every crevice of underground dance music. Case in point, today’s Bomb Alert, “Space Dust,” by Pulp Disco & The Outcast.

Scoring the seventh release on Jennifer Cardini‘s less-than-a-year-old Correspondant imprint, this Manchester collective explores the sci-fi-inspired grooves first postulated by synthesizer pioneer Moroder, as well as Cerrone, Alexander Robotnick, and Patrick Cowley, with a steady drum-machine pulse driving glistening polyphonic synth melodies through shimmering clouds of refracted hyperspace rainbows. It’s a retro-futuristic sound, for sure. But with the 35th anniversary of “I Feel Love” just a month away, there really is no expiration date on the future.