You’d be forgiven for mistaking Dinner for a ’80s synth-pop band. His videos appear to be shot on VHS, and his music revels in a bedrock of delightful sine-wave cheese, second only to his unmistakably nostalgic vocal intonation. In his new single, “Cool As Ice,” producer and songwriter Anders Rhedin may as well be singing “I’ll stop the world and melt with you,” but that’s where the fun lies. The track is unapologetically and instantly gratifying: sensuous and entertaining in a way that’s been slowly replaced in the modern day by a colder, industrial production of heavy distortion and mangled percussion samples. The Danish producer succeeds where few others can: he transports us back to that decade when all we wanted to do was dance. Listen below, and check out his debut LP, ‘Psychic Lovers,’ when it comes out April 1 via Captured Tracks.
Dinner tour dates:
March 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ Perhspace
March 13 — Los Angeles, CA @ Panache HQ (A Guided Meditation)
March 18 — Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Hotel Vegas
March 20 — Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Beerland