2ToneDisco – Tummy Treasures ft. Ducky
2ToneDisco has been on my radar for a minute, but their new single that broke last week definitely brought a smile to my face. Featuring Ducky, this tune manages to walk a very fine line between electro pop and J-pop, with just a dash of chip and glitz. It’s a fun little ditty that is better than it has any right to be, considering just how bad both of those genres can be. 2ToneDisco keeps it as real as you can get with English vocals, while the pacing and synthetic bassline evokes The World Ends With You and a ton of other games, movies and fashion styles that wouldn’t be where they are without Shibuya. 2ToneDisco has been slowly making a name for themselves and I’ve been delighted to watch their rise.
The perky vocal line creates the focal point, but the glitzy, sunny electro bass could fit neatly in a drop top convertible driving up the California or Japanese coast. The influence from across the Pacific is undeniable, and we totally need more of that in our dance pop. If you get a chance to see 2ToneDisco, make sure to do so and report back. I’m betting these two are gonna be the low-key whimsical success story you’ll be hearing about shortly.