Most of us might know him better as Dana Janssen, aka one of several multi-talented musicians in psych-folk outfit Akron/Family. But on his upcoming solo affair Summer Bodies, Janssen’s going by the alias of Dana Buoy. The changed surname is a fitting one, seeing how his music is heavily influenced by tropical music — buoy, get it?
Well, his excellent lead single, “Call to Be,” has gone from a more straight forward tropical-tinged romp to a warmly textured journey through space circa 1986. You can thank Toronto’s Teen Daze for that, as he has injected his flair for the dreamy and the lush into the song’s instrumentation.
You can stream and download the Teen Daze remix and check out the original below. Summer Bodies is due out May 8 on Lefse.