Dance Music 4 Haters
Black Sugar Transmission
"The psychedelic dance song cycle boasts hints of classics: Prince, NIN, Bowie, Todd Rundgren yet is unapologetically modern. Dance Music 4 Haters strikes a meticulous yet hypnotic balance of harmonic and rhythmic exploration and pure fist pumping entertainment value. Someone didn't give up on pop music as an actual mode of expression. The beautifully eclectic vocal production illustrates these heartfelt songs peppered with just the right amount of smart ass babble. Of course, there's the encyclopedia of guitar textures with a hint of scene stealing gymnastics." - Charles Nieland, Her Vanished Grace
"GENIUS!" - Vernon Reid.
"Dance Music 4 Haters by Black Sugar Transmission is sinister – a dance-y, sexy, grind of guitars with a sparkly injection of electronic bell sounds, digital crunch, and a mix of both schizophrenic mania and definitive direction. You can hear the band’s pop punk electro-pop influences, but you don’t care about them because they’ve taken what’s come before and made it their own with wicked smart ass swagger." - 12 Questions
"Fist-pumping, melodic and highly destructive dance-rock" - David Adler, Philadelphia Inquirer
"If you wanted to know what would happen if you put the 1991 Lollapalooza lineup all in one band, this might be a good estimate." - Muscles Were Invented By Communists
Over the course of Black Sugar Transmission's four-year existence, the postpunk electro-pop outfit has always strained at the limitations of genre tags. Equal parts jagged new wave, power pop harmony, metallic muscle, glammy swagger and techno-gasmic sound design, BST lives on its own singular piece of musical real estate.
Dance Music 4 Haters, the Brooklyn-based initiative's third proper album release, collects on the more beat-driven, dance-floor-bound moments of this four-year period. As the title suggests, DM4H is dance music for folks who don't necessarily identify as dancers. It's rock and roll for techno-heads. It's punky, yet immaculately rendered electronic pop music bathed in the fractured light of a kicked-in disco ball.
Buy the full album and you get five exclusive BST bonus tracks: "Girls Gone Wild (Bleary-Eyed Mix)", "Miserylou (Backside Suicide Mix feat. Patti Rothberg)", "Don't Give Up on Giving In (Underneath the Whip Mix)", "Rally 'Round the Queen (Highball Mix)" and "You Should Be Dancing", an absolutely face-melting cover of the BEE GEES classic featuring Chris Hall on lead vocals.