Best Song to Have Sex To
'Full Court Press' by Tickle Torture & Velvet Negroni
The day Prince died, the Onion, in typical Onion fashion, nailed it with this headline: “Nation Too Sad To Fuck Even Though It’s What Prince Would Have Wanted.” Keen to that sentiment is Elliott Kozel, the L.A.-via-Twin Cities sex-funk mastermind behind Tickle Torture. Speaking to Vice last year, Kozel described his one-off single “Full Court Press” as “a love letter to the city of Minneapolis and the infinite inspiration left on this planet by Prince Rogers Nelson.” With Velvet Negroni (aka Jeremy Nutzman of Pony Bwoy/Marijuana Deathsquads fame) handling the silky falsetto lead, the synth-y track throbs, shimmers, and eventually climaxes into a fountain of shredding guitars. Somewhere — and let’s be real: at a sweet-ass angel orgy — the man behind “Jack U Off” and “Erotic City” is smiling.