London-based electronic duo Antony & Cleopatra (Alexander Burnett & Anita Blay) have just dropped their blissful, dance-floor ready new single ‘Dust’, available now via Create/Control.
The infectious, techy, future-pop track premiered on the airwaves via triple j Goodnights and online via tastemakers Pilerats. Speaking about ‘Dust’, the pair stated, “Starting as a seven-minute techno jam, we found our groove in a verse and kept cycling through it till it had settled. ‘Dust’ is the result of sleepless nights and endless dreaming.”
Antony & Cleopatra are the product of a pop writing session gone astray. Growing up on different sides of the world, with emotional pulls in opposite hemispheres, Antony & Cleopatra are poles apart, yet, as history would show us, opposites attract.
The soulful dance music that Antony & Cleopatra make is classic sounding, yet completely modern. It is graceful, yet powerful. Their take on electronica is as much inspired by late 80s US house and 70s disco as it is by the UK garage and bass heavy sounds of today. Finding inspiration in all things classic: sights, sounds, feelings, textures and motives, coupled with new technology come new sounds, new motives and new ways of doing things, thus bringing the past into the future.
The British / Australian duo are a sought after pairing, lending soulful vocals to a number of collaborations and guest productions. First appearing in 2014 with appearances on Lancelot’s ‘Givin’ it Up’/’Make Ends Meet’, Beni‘s house jam ‘Protect’, and Nicky Night Time’s modern classic ‘Careful Baby’ the pair then put out impressive solo singles in the form of ‘Sirens’, ‘Take Me’ and ‘Love Is A Lonely Dancer’ – the latter of which was nominated for a Berlin Music Video Award.
Meanwhile, Antony & Cleopatra’s Alexander Burnett has lent his songwriting craft to countless hits such as DJ Snake’s ‘Talk’, LDRU’s ‘To Be Free’, Alison Wonderland’s ‘U Don’t Know’ and ‘Run’, Flight Facilities’ ‘I Didn’t Believe’, Motez’s ‘Own Up’, Hayden James’ gold selling record ‘Something About You’, as well as songs with Japanese Wallpaper, George Maple, Tieks, Paces and many more.
“One of the smoothest & most soulful duos in electronic music rn ” – PILERATS
“Antony & Cleopatra are steadily winning fans with their soulful dance music” – HUNGER TV
“They’re every bit as powerful as they are graceful” – DANCING ASTRONAUT
“Antony & Cleopatra find beauty in simplicity” – COMPLEX
“A melange of future-facing sounds and 90s themed sensibilities” – THE 405