Studio D’Lux get fired up with their new single and video Slow Burn — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Long-time musician Doug Kistner gathered a talented ensemble of world-class artists to create his yacht-rock supergroup Studio D’Lux. Joining the New Jersey singer and songwriter are legendary vocalist, Grammy-winning songwriter and former Chicago frontman Bill Champlin, iconic Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto, Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington, session guitarist Elliott Randall (Reelin’ in the Years), Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra and former Styx bassist Glen Burtnik.
Naturally, their sound is reminiscent of great ’70s rock bands like Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. “My writing style is influenced by the great music of the ’70s and ’80s, so you’re hearing that,” Kistner explains. “I would say some of my approaches are getting a good sound, keeping the track exciting, and not forcing anything.”
Slow Burn showcases the band’s ample musical prowess, with Kistner’s nimble piano serving as the foundation for the track. DeVitto’s authoritative drumming anchors the song, while Herington’s mesmerizing solo provides the perfect complement. Kistner’s warm and charismatic vocals, combined with Champlin’s soulful tone, create a harmonious and engaging listening experience that highlights the band’s unique sound. “The track resonates with anyone who has ever felt the rush of excitement in a new relationship, only to realize that true love takes time to grow.”
Kistner has a storied career that includes playing keyboards with Trans Siberian Orchestra, John Waite, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Danny Seraphine’s CTA. Currently a member of The Lords of 52nd Street and Burtnik’s Summer of Love, Kistner has forged a place for himself as a contemporary yacht-rock artist.
Watch the video for Slow Burn above, hear more from Studio D’Lux below, and follow them on Facebook.