The instrumental of Benoit & Sergio’s single “Midnight People” is already a stunner—a deep, hypnotic house track that doesn’t know whether to spook you or hug you—but add a sing-song vocal hook to the proceedings, and “Midnight People” morphs into a bona-fide anthem. Crackling with digital static, a disembodied voice spells out the song’s title in the dry, jeering tone of a schoolyard bully, adding “that’s the way I like my freaks”, as if daring his subjects to dance. Following suit, the track’s wafer-thin vocal samples and deliriously tripping hi-hats run off, hand-in-hand, into the night.
Benoit & Sergio don’t make dance tracks—they tell stories. In the Washington, DC duo’s music, a sense of place and narrative infuse their rhythms and melodies, transcending t...check out Benoit & Sergio's page and other releases