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Fresh, True New Wave: Bravestation – “13th Floor”

  • September 18, 2016
  • 2 min read
Photo Cred:Zach Vitiello
Photo Cred:Zach Vitiello


“13th Floor”

I miss good, electro dance music.  I finally found some great dance music with Bravestation.  Bravestation is brothers Devin and Derek Wilson alongside childhood friend Jeremy Rossetti. The band was formed in the City of the 1000 Islands and is now based in Toronto. Their name is merged from the titles of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World and Robert J. Hasting’s inspirational essay The Station. With influences ranging from ‘80s new wave to disco and post-punk, the band channels sounds from the past and visions of the future to create their own version of pop.  The whole idea of reaching the 13th floor anywhere has always been my desire, since in most places such a floor does not exist.  Bravestation have wittily used the non-existent floor as a metaphor for reaching that goal (romantic or not) that you thought was out of reach.  Bravestation remind of the great New Wave dance bands like Heaven 17 and Scritti Politti.  Definitely a path (or floor) that deserves to be revisited, and Bravestation do it well, while sounding fresh and new at the same time.  Just listen to the riffs and that bass and the synth runs, over a great dance beat.  I just love this song.

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