Blue Hawaii have an aptitude for crafting the perfect transcendental blend of blissful, sultry, and emotive dancefloor ready tracks. Their infectious grooves and euphoric melodies combined with Raphaelle “Ra” Standell-Preston’s dreamy, velvety vocals evoke a particular harmonious elation, the kind elicited when an absolute bop comes on in the club. With their fourth album out tomorrow, Blue Hawaii select five anthemic tracks that have influenced them.
Get hyped for the new record with this excellent selection of tracks from Blue Hawaii…
The first track off our record, “All the Things”, is kind of a slowed down garage influenced track. It’s hard to just pick one classic cut to reflect this, but “Crazy Love” has a great vocal and groovy acoustic-sounding elements, something our song is echoing.
Larry Heard Presents Mr. White: The Sun Can’t Compare
These next two are just simple grooves but effective when you add those vocals in. It’s something special – like the track would be fine without the vocal but as soon as you drop it in, it becomes something lifted. That’s something we’re working a lot more on – and have a few tracks in the pipeline that are in the vein of our lead single “All That Blue”
Molly Nilsson – Gun Control
This tune is just a good one. I don’t know how much it directly influenced the sound of “Open Reduction Internal Fixation” but it’s one of those songs I just wanna listen to again and again… sweet video too.
Alice DJ – Better Off Alone
Yeah it’s an overplayed classic – but it did, alongside Vengaboys – directly influenced the track “On A High” on our record. It’s impossible to miss the connection I think.
Gunna – One Call