“A legal term used to indicate that a criminal has been caught in the act of committing an offence,” Sasa Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor chose their musical pseudonym well. As In Flagranti, their infectious brand of deranged disco has been igniting dance floors with the same hedonistic desire that has coursed through sets from the likes of DJ Harvey and the late Ron Hardy for decades. Taking cues from post-punk, cosmic, Chicago house and new wave, it’s leftfield disco in the New York mould: grubby, gritty and dripping with sleaze. Rolling out the bulk of the material on their own Codek Records imprint, Gloor even used softcore porn cuttings to design artwork in the nascent days of the project.
Released on Codek, Jonny Sender’s tripped-out 12″ saw plenty of rotation in 2016 but the latest comes direct from Gloor and Crnobrnja themselves. Enlisting the services of the ever-prolific Luca Roccatagliati AKA DJ Rocca, Camelwalk is a flute-driven groover tailor-made for only the most debauched of occasions. Percussive and playful in equal measure, the release sports remixes from Rayko and Inigo Vontier, but today we turn our attention to the original cut. Enriched with drum scrapes and flute trills, ‘Camelwalk’ is exactly the sort of dancefloor fodder we’ve grown accustomed to from In Flagranti.
Camelwalk is out July 3rd on Codek Records – pre-order the vinyl here.