OK, so we’ve already vented our frustration at this new trend of artistes doing the whole CPS LCK / no vowel thing. But we’re more than happy to forgive people like ASTR when the tunes are this good (but we still maintain that we’ll all be sorry by the time THNDRCNT rolls along).

Operate is the most recent release from the mysterious NYC duo, an alluring R&B vocal smothered by a fuzzy electronic groove. Like a darkwave MS MR meeting a synth-heavier Jessie Ware, this lot are filling a gap that you never even knew existed. Knockout.

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