Editors' pick

Metro Area


Editorial Review

When the influential Resident Advisor Web site picked its top 100 songs of the past decade last month, at the top of the list was "Miura," a 2001 fusion of disco, early-'80s New York electro and minimal house by the Brooklyn based-duo Metro Area. Producers/performers Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani had a ton of buzz around the turn of the millennium, thanks to a string of best-selling (and highly sought) 12-inch singles. There have been only two Metro Area releases in the last three years: a mix CD for the long-running Fabric series and a three-song, seven-inch single. The latter proves the duo hasn't lost the touch. "Read My Mind" features warm, analog-sounding synths, a bubbly two-note bassline and stacked vocal harmonies that could have come from a late-period disco record. Perfect dance floor material. Geist and Jesrani are in town this week to launch the new Bar 7 in the old Warehouse Next Door space near Mount Vernon Square.

-- Fritz Hahn (March 1, 2010)