John Kunkel is best known for his work with The New Division, but he also makes some superior synthwave under the name of To Live & Die In L.A. He’s teamed up with Toronto’s Dana Jean Phoenix on the joyful Can’t Stop.
John Kunkel and Dana Jean Phoenix is a combination that was bound to come up with the goods as proven on previous collaboration Remember, and with Can’t Stop they certainly don’t disappoint. As you’d expect from a Kunkel production, the sound is crisp and clean, the percussion adds an energetic foundation and the synths echo the warmth of the Californian sun and 80s action/cop flicks. Phoenix’s vocals are as on point as ever, tempering the retro tones of the track with her signature effervescent electropop style. As a ‘side project’, Can’t Stop is certainly as strong a track as either artist’s releases in their own right.
Can’t Stop (Feat. Dana Jean Phoenix) is out now LabCat Records and is available to stream or download on all major platforms including Spotify. Don’t forget to head over to Facebook to get more news on both To Live & Die In L.A. and Dana Jean Phoenix.