Kisses is a Los-Angeles based disco project featuring Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson.
Though primarily inspired by long-format, instrumental disco (Cerrone, Gino Soccio) Kisses has developed a uniquely concise songwriting style that is equal parts FM radio pop and expansive four-to-the-floor.
The modern-day resurgence of Costandinos’ music, notably sampled on The Avalanches classic 2001 LP ‘Since I Left You,’ allowed for an easy synthesis between current dance music trends (Lidstrom, Air France) and the panoramic ambitions of disco’s commercial golden age. Nine songs were composed for the project, each exhibiting a refined pop sensibility evocative of Arthur Russell’s later-period romantic works. There is a subconscious embrace of simple emotions and sentimentality on this record. It is a minimalist approach to pop music that revels in the celebratory moments of life, those fragments of time that we only remember in postcards or faint recollections. ‘The Heart of the Nightlife’ takes these elusive moments and celebrates them openly, without fear of scorn.
thisaintnodisco plays a vast array of styles, from L.A Dream Pop and New York Garage to London Lo-Fi and Warpy Electronica, he prides himself on an ever changing set list. With notable recent appearances, alongside the likes of Memory Tapes, Gold Panda, How to Dress Well, Memory House and a main stage slot at this years Field Day, the future looks rosy. Check out his musically musings over at his blog http://thisaint-nodisco.tumblr.com