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Layo & Bushwacka

international news _ JONTY SKRUFFF _ 19th December, 2005

Layo & Bushwacka 'Interpolate' I Will Survive

Layo from Layo & Bushwacka chatted to Skrufff this week about the duo's hotly anticipated new album Feels Closer and denied that the writing credit ''interpolates elements of 'I Will Survive' on new single Life 2 Live indicated a new found interest in cheesy disco.

"I'm never been an especially big disco fan, though I do like it," Layo confessed, "but that line is there just because Cajmere used those immortal lines 'I've got all my life to live' and when our publisher heard it, he was like 'woo, you'll have to clear that'."

The new single and album opener is considerably more dance floor orientated than the rest of the album, however, a move Layo said is deliberate.

"We wanted to something with Cajmere in mind and we wanted to keep it simple so he'd have more room, so we started by just getting a good groove going in the studio, we always wanted the first track to be a dance track," he explained.

"For the album itself, we wanted to make a record that worked as a cohesive whole which had different styles but with a recognisable feel throughout," he said.

Recorded in London, New York and Brazil, the album's dominant vibes are latin, jazz with a distinctive Brazilian feel permeating throughout.

"We're very into Latin culture and Brazil in particular has become a home from home for us, there's a really vibrant feeling there which comes across in many ways, one of which, for us, is music," he continued. "Brazil is unique even within South America, it's huge and made up of so many different cultures, I guess we all feel certain places are special and for us, one of those countries is Brazil."

Life 2 Live comes out mid January followed by their album Feel Closer in March (both via their own label Olmeto Records). (Jonty Skrufff)

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