The Ones | NYC Jungle
A Touch Of Class USA / Peace Bisquit
March 4, 2008
Flawless: NYC's THE ONES are that and more on their glittering debut album (From the label and producers who brought you the Scissor Sisters. Hello.)
Take a snapshot of all that is fierce about Downtown NYC nightlife.
Caught in the flash, smoke and glitter will be the legendary* trio of Paul Alexander, JoJo Americo and Nashom, collectively known as The Ones. Following on the heels of their two previous smash Top Ten UK hits, "Flawless," and "Superstar," The Ones—all Mona Lisa smiles, gazing eyes and fashion for your nerves—are strutting like disco-punk super heroes to slap down their long-awaited, self-titled debut album just in the nick of time to save your dancefloor.
Armed with an arsenal of holographic hooks and ballistic beats overseen by A Touch of Class, the in-demand New York City production team of Oliver Stumm & Domie Clausen (The Gossip, Le Tigre)—and label—that signed, remixed and launched Scissor Sisters into the pop lexicon, The Ones debut album is an homage to the heady mix that was the influential Eighties/Nineties underground NYC sound. Miss (or missed out on) those late nights where musical variety ruled? Where one could dance to The Clash, Man Parrish, Jody Watley, Jungle Brothers, Thompson Twins, Kano, Mantronix, Deee-Lite, Shriekback and Alexander Robotnik not only in the same night, but in the same damn hour? In clubs where the crowd was as mixed as the music? The Ones bring it. Back. Unapologetically vintage and undeniably "ultra" modern, "The Ones" is the big, buzzing, electro-rock-breakbeat-disco zhoozh of a club cocktail you've been waiting for.
Now get a look together, because remixes of the first single, "I Feel Upside Down" are about to hit your favorite dancefloor (early January 2008), quickly followed by the video and remix package of "When We Get Together" to coincide with the album release. This Spring look for The Ones to pop up as guests on the new Risque album, covering "The Safety Dance" on the legendary UK label, Some Bizarre and a feature on Lost Daze (Armand van Helden, Felix Da Housecat)'s Ibiza treat, "I Ain't Waiting In Line At Space." Absolutely flawless.
ClubPlanet.com (Clubbing Etiquette)
Electroqueer ("When We Get Together")
Gay & Lesbian Times
Gay Times (UK)
HX NYC (feature)
HX Philadelphia (feature)
LOGO/NewNowNext ("When We Get Together" video)
LOGOonline (NewNowNext guest blog on Grace Jones by Nashom)
Next (video shoot)
Nitewise (San Francisco)
Psychopedia.com (Fashion commentary by Paul Alexander)
Time Out NY
Time Out NY (print)