Daddy Squad is the solo project of Andrew Armstrong, a rising star in the world of indie electronic music. With a background in electro pop outfit Monarchy, Daddy Squad has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, collaborating with the likes of Dita Von Teese and italo disco bears Hard Ton. His latest single, "We Can Work It Out", is a muscular italo disco/indie dance club track that is sure to get you moving.
The instrumental for "We Can Work It Out" was created in Armstrong's all-analog studio, with touches of Moroder and Cerrone. The track features Daddy Squad on vocals, with a sound that wouldn't be out of place in a Chemical Brothers track. The core of the track was actually created when Armstrong was singing on his way home from the gym and rushed to the studio to put it down in less than an hour.
"All of the Daddy Squad tracks are about positivity, and growing, together," says Armstrong. "There is not going to be shady or diss tracks with Daddy Squad. This one is no exception, and it’s about working together, to better the world. We ARE going to work out all this bullshit we’re living through at the moment, the polarization of politics, the violence and wars that continue around the world, the climate crisis. We will work it out, and it will get better."
The single comes with remixes from Vhyce and Mala Ika. Mala Ika, a queer producer and DJ from Guadeloupe now living in Paris, is part of a group of eight producers singled out by Beatport as "Beatport Next 2023" up-and-coming producers to be noted. Meanwhile, Vhyce is a Belgium-based producer with a long history in music, having remixed people such as Purple Disco Machine and released on Catz n Dogz "Pets Recordings" label.
"We Can Work It Out" is the first of three singles taken from Daddy Squad's debut album, which is due later in the year. With his upbeat and positive attitude, it's no wonder that Daddy Squad is quickly building a strong following and becoming a sought-after collaborator in the indie electronic scene.