Following their debut single “Rebels In The Night” released November 2012, Las Vegas duo BLACK BOOTSreturn with “Flash Of Light,” their second single for powerhouse Ultra Music, the world’s leading independent electronic music label. Out today (January 15), the track features a hypnotizing melody that skillfully bridges the worlds of electronic pop and modern indie rock with equal parts after-hours club bounce and rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Listen to “Flash Of Light” here: http://youtu.be/R1hRoN6zuXY. Meanwhile, look for the official video for “Flash Of Light” to be released in the coming weeks.
Only recently making their worldwide debut, BLACK BOOTS—Lightknife (production) and Mikey Francis (vocals, production)—have already been tapped as “artists to watch” in 2013 by several prominent media outlets, including: Vibe.com, who tagged them in their “30 DJs To Watch in 2013” feature; and Las Vegas CityLife.
Following their first live performance (12/29/12) in Las Vegas’ recently reopened Body English (Hard Rock Hotel and Casino) alongside M83, BLACK BOOTS are making their debut Los Angeles appearance Friday, January 18 at the celebrated electronic club night Control at Avalon in Hollywood supporting fellow Ultra Musiclabel mate Congorock. The night will feature a full live act with Lightknife on live electronics joined by live vocalist/production Mikey Francis performing “Flash Of Light” and “Rebels In The Night,” as well as several other original tracks.
Check out what the press is already saying about BLACK BOOTS:
“Bucking the trend of the Facebook-obsessed EDM generation, Vegas producers Black boots have eschewed all the trappings of social networking, making their blossoming fan base all the more impressive. Fusing a rock-n-roll attitude with a dance floor focus, their signing with Ultra Records this year means they’ll be making even more noise next year.”
–VIBE.COM, December 17, 2012
”With Francis singing of living fast and dying young over a hydraulic beat and effervescent synth lines, the song mates a rock swagger with an insistent dance music propulsiveness.”
–LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, Jason Bracelin, December 27, 2012
”…their debut single ‘Rebels In The Night’ falls somewhere on the musical spectrum between New Order, The Presets, and Swedish House Mafia, combining Mikey’s subdued but emotional voice with guitars and sweeping, euphoric hooks. The song is accompanied by a captivating video that will thrust you deep into the world of Black Boots. Expect plenty more from them via Ultra in 2013, and with this video currently sitting at nearly 150,000 views, I’d say their message is getting out loud and clear so far.”
–GOTTA DANCE DIRTY, November 6, 2012
“Merging DJ production and live vocal performance is a risky endeavour, but these two seem to have pulled it off with songs like ‘Rebels in the Night’ and ‘Flash of Light.’ Francis was originally a singer for the group Afghan Raiders. His voice feels raw, real, and vulnerable and the two’s music has a bit of a Killers vibe to it, but better produced for the nightlife and EDM scene…We’re expecting to see these two take off in 2013 and can’t wait to see where they go.”
–DAILYISO.COM (Artist of the Month), Daniel Farr, January 11, 2013
“Flash Of Light” is available now: http://bit.ly/VYvpS9
“Rebels In The Night” is available now: http://bit.ly/QJklsb