The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos.
The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. His genre-trouncing debut, Do You Party?, features stories of sex, drugs, and break-dancing set against a pulsating backdrop of deconstructed '80s-hued funk, electro, and hip-hop. Influenced by many (Prince, Giorgio Moroder, and Kraftwerk, among others), Daniel constructs a visceral nocturnal utopia where androgynous nightcrawlers, art-school intellectuals, and testosterone-driven "b-boys" mingle with drag queens, fetishists, and voyeurs. Think Liquid Sky-meets-Wild Style. Highlights include "PromoFunk," the Prince-penned Vanity 6 cover "Make Up" (featuring Blevin Blectum, formerly of Blectum From Blechdom), "Coat Check," and the funky "Big Booty Bitches." Despite its musical schizophrenia, Do You Party? is surprisingly cohesive.—CR