A bit of confidence can mean the world. Janet Planet and Sugar Bones have it in spades.
Hailing from the land Down Under, Planet, Bones and their Confidence Man bandmates are at the top of their game.
The electronic music outfit’s funky tunes have been synced to campaigns for Apple and IKEA, and their 2018 debut album Confident Music For Confident People earned a stack of plaudits, including a win for best Independent Dance/Electronica Album category at the AIR Awards.
Confidence Man’s 2019 standalone track “Does It Make You Feel Good?” scored an NME Award nomination for best Australian song and they were shortlisted for best Australian band.
Today, Billboard premieres the Greg and Ché Wilson remix of ConMan’s mint-cool stomper. Wilson’s son lent beats to the rework, their second with the outfit following the more downtempo “Out The Window” from 2018.
“We obviously wanted to emphasize its club credentials, with Ché’s introduction of the breakbeat adding to the drive of the track and additional keyboard parts providing further elements,” Wilson tells Billboard.
It’s a formidable team on an interstellar journey, notes Confidence Man’s co-singer Janet Planet. “When you work with a father-son duo this talented, and this goddamn good looking you know good things will happen,” she says.
“They’ve got twice the brains and a multi-generational love for bangers. Greg and Ché’s have taken the track to outer space and left it in Jupiter’s orbit for a while, it’s always nice to expand the journey.”
Confidence Man will head out on the road for a U.S. jaunt supporting Sofi Tukker, kicking off April 1 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia.
“We’ve been admiring Sofi Tukker from afar for years now,” Bones explains. “They’re like the beautiful, decent, talented version of us. We can’t wait to get our hands on them, corrupt them, and quite possibly steal all their tricks.”
With slots on festivals around the globe from Splendour in the Grass, to Glastonbury, Governors Ball, Primavera and many others, Confidence Man have logged more airmiles than anyone you know.
The four-piece return to Australia for five dates this May, their first show in Australia for two years. Confidence Man’s success is rewarded with their very own space at the “High Rotation” exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane, which is open until April 19.
Stream the remix below.