After teaming up to edit Lindstrøm’s Smalhans in 2012, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Todd Terje will officially join forces this summer with a collaborative live set at Melt!, Nuits Sonores, Sónar, and other festivals still to be confirmed. To inaugurate their partnership, the two Norwegian musicians get a jump on summer with “Lanzarote,” a new single that pays tribute to a popular Canary Islands getaway for sunburned Scandinavians.
Flush with Terje’s trademark arpeggios and Lindstrøm’s knack for chunky disco grooves, the tune brings out the best qualities of both producers, as they daub spangles on top of sequins to come up with what will surely be one of the season’s most unabashedly feel-good anthems. The rolled rs of the voiceover outro — “I want to go to Gran Canarrria! I want to go to Tenerrrife” — are but the icing on the cake, the crust on the flan, the cherry in the sangria.
“Lanzarote” is out digitally today on Terje’s new Olsen Records, along with a radio edit and a remix from the irrepressible DiskJokke; a vinyl release is slated for the near future.