Impresarios of disco, Melbourne duo Groove City, have been soaking up some serious praise for their smooth new single, Gold Chevrolet. Continuing their mission to bring disco back, today Groove City share the official video clip for Gold Chevrolet. With a nostalgic aesthetic inspired by Soul Train – the infamous live performance TV show that brought disco into people’s living rooms for the first time and shaped a generation – the video sees the Groove City boys being invited onto a fictional late night TV show, “The Boogie Lounge”.
Groove City’s Daniel Andalaro explains: “Way back in 1979 we got asked by late night TV legend, Don Wellington, to come and jam on his show, The Boogie Lounge. We thought we’d lost the footage… but found it in a box we uncovered when we were setting up for our annual spring garage sale! Can’t believe how little has changed in nearly 40 years!”. The creative duo conceptualized and directed the video themselves (with videography from EP Group), and shot it on location at the East Brunswick Hotel, in Melbourne. “Shows like Soul Train were super important to the disco scene and we really wanted to pay homage to that with this clip,” says Andalaro, “We were careful throughout the shoot to frame each shot in the very centre – as we knew we would have to crop the sides pretty intensely to get that look we were going for.”
The turtle-necked twosome – who have drawn comparison to acts such as Chromeo and Total Giovanni thanks to their flawless late 70s/early 80s disco/funk inspired original productions – are currently making Australians dance on light-up floors across the country on their Gold Chevrolet Tour, which this weekend pulls into Oxford Art Factory for their 11th Birthday celebrations, and will wind up at the year’s end, with Groove City arcing up to play the mainstage at festival du jour Lost Paradise.