Holy Ghost!, 'Holy Ghost!' (DFA)

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Holy Ghost!
Critical Mass
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Label: DFA

by Marc Hogan

The birth of the extended disco mix, legendary pro-ducer Tom Moulton recalled recently, came when he wondered if he could keep a song "going up and up and up." Like Moulton, Brooklyn's Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser are hot-shit remixers (MGMT, Moby, Phoenix) who often keep their analog synths pulsing past the six-minute mark. They also seem to have peaked early with 2007's eerie Italo stunner "Hold On"; the duo's debut full-length boasts top-shelf guests (Michael McDonald!), but its cut-copied hooks and sleekly pleasant grooves mostly stay earthbound.

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