CAT NUMBER: PERMVAC059-1
RELEASE DATE: 28 Jun '10
When Midnight Magic popped up on Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space 'Best of 2009' they really should've had a record out. They also should've had something available for download when they appeared on a recent Best of Myspace UK. And it probably would've been a good idea to have something in the shops when Patrick Adams of Waves At Night told his readers that Midnight Magic were 'going to be a very hot prospect for 2010.' But they didn't. Not the best idea. No: not the best idea at all. The best idea was for them to release their first single, "Beam Me Up", on Permanent Vacation Records this summer - and that wasn't even their idea! We have to thank the Germans for finally putting an end to Midnight Magic's madness.
But who is Midnight Magic? They appear on stage as Tiffany Roth, Morgan Wiley, Carter Yasutake, W. Andrew Raposo, Max Goldman, Nick Roseboro, Caito Sanchez, Jason Disu and Andrew Frawley. They are servants of a secret fire - a psychedelic-soul army inspired by electro, funk, and disco from all around the world. You may recognize some of these Midnight Magicians from when they played in Hercules & Love Affair (who they sound like, along with sorely missed NY disco outfit Escort), or from the myriad of DFA Records releases on which they are featured.
Based out of an abandoned jazz factory in northern Brooklyn, USA, Midnight Magic would do well to remind you of this, their debut release on Permanent Vacation featuring remixes by Gavin Russom (electro), Jacques Renault (nu-disco), and the enigmatic Tim Goldsworthy, aka The Loving Hand (cosmic disco). But Midnight Magic can't do that because they are currently scoring a Dario Argento film on the moon. Apparently, there is very good boogie up there.