We’re always on the lookout for new hometown heroes and so far 2013 has been a good year for our fair city. Today it’s time to get familiar with ASTR, a new futuristic pop outfit that are set to make a name for themselves around town in the months to come. Debut single “Operate” pops into the tape deck and immediately whirrs to life, channeling the nostalgic drama of Miami Vice and classic horror film scores through gorgeous R&B-tinged vocals and temperamental hip-hop snares. It’s every bit as cinematic as you’d expect, a smooth operator in the cool of night that makes for a promising debut from the NYC duo.
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