Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Madison Avenue and Purple Disco Machine are all influences on Melbourne talents Just Shy and Boyd Kelly’s freshly released dancefloor anthem Mirrorball. Just Shy tells us with the track, the pair are “hoping to soundtrack girls’ and gays’ pre-drinks shenanigans the world over,” and we think that Mirrorball is the perfect tune for that.
Just Shy notes “I wrote the topline mid-lockdown as an ode to the crazy, spontaneous nights out I was missing so terribly at the time, and the sparkle of flirtation they’d sometimes bring. Now that partying is back on the agenda (at least in Australia) I can’t wait to bring the track to life!” This sense of flirtation and high energy is radiating from the track which conjures up imagery of a woozy, boozy night-up on sweaty dancefloors, commanding you to lose you inhibitions in disco excess.
Boyd Kelly adds “With the production I was heavily inspired by early 2000s dance pop, where offbeat samples and kitsch vocals were smashed together. In this case, the sample is taken from a 70s Italian pop star, run through French house filter sweeps, and is laid out on a paradise garage beat. Like the protagonist of the song, the production is upfront, fun, and sharp.”
Stream this thrilling party anthem above. Connect with Just Shy and Boyd Kelly below.