Magic Touch Magic TouchI Can Feel The Heat
100 % SILK (SILK009, 12” + digital)
Mi Ami, spotted around Thrill Jockey HQ, are formed by Martin McCormick and Damon Palermo. The only reason why their career hasn't skyrocketed is that, just when things started to take off, McCormick decided to focus on what now is his stellar project, Ital - leaving Palermo in a tight spot without knowing exactly what to do. So, instead of worrying too much about the decline of the project he shared with his friend, he followed in his footsteps and started his own private project: Magic Touch. He decided to release his music on the same label, too, namely on 100% Silk; the house division of the mysterious psychedelic and hypnagogic conglomerate Not Not Fun. “I Can Feel The Heart” is, furthermore, a sincere tribute to what Palermo must consider the golden age of dance music: from the late eighties to the mid-nineties, the years when New York and Chicago house, exuberant with synthetic strings and female vocals, were elegantly opposing the diabolic speeds and high levels of intoxication of the rave rhythms coming from the UK.