Naked Highway
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Naked Highway

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Duo Electronic Pop




"The Killers meets Scissor Sisters!"

Imagine the Killers and Scissor Sisters merging to form a hardcore band with a dance edge. That's one way of describing Naked Highway. With an endorsement from Houston Bernard, you know they got to be good. - DJ Ron -

"Neon Electro via the Disco Era!"

One gets the impression Naked Highway might have felt quite at home in the Studio 54 days. Musically, Naked Highway is a mix of neon-electro via the disco area and slightly edgier guitar-tainted electro-pop. While their debut album, Novocaine Smile, displays a level of proficiency in programming and production, there are hints of better things to come. All in all, Naked Highway may be one to watch for in the future. - Damon Wilson - ReGen Magazine

"Percolating Video Game Energy"

The new-wave influence, which is so prevalent in a lot of mainstream music inside and outside of dance clubs, can also be heard making an impact in music by many up-and-coming artists. Naked Highway personifies what I'm talking about. Their album Novocaine Smile opens with the percolating video game energy of "We Can F--k," which is ideal for dancing vertically or horizontally. "Used to Be Friends" continues the trend, recalling the aforementioned Soft Cell, but minus Marc Almond's near-perfect vocals. "Driving at Night" would sound great blasting out of a car's speakers, especially after sundown, and the pumping "Better Off Naked" and "Peepshow" are reminders of the opening track's suggestiveness. As you might expect, "Ctrl Alt Del" tries for a Kraftwerk-like current, while album closer "TV Tonight" lets the listener down easy, as the feeling returns to any and all numb spots. - Gregg Shapiro - Outsmart Magazine

"An Eclectic Audio-Visual Amalgam"

Naked Highway - the name alone is enought to conjure images of an eclectic audio-visual amalgam; as though the most esoteric of William Burroughs' writing shakced ip with the most eccentric of David Lynch films to produce a musical group twice as twisted as either. A bit difficult to wrap your head around, isn't it? So it Naked Highway.

Led by frontman Sy Boccari, the group has been making the rounds for quite some time, turning up at familiar fey fetes such as Siberia and CBGB. Their latest single "The Substitute" continues the techno/electro/sex-tro angle of their album, upping the aural ante with a pair of remixes of the title track and a bonus club mix of "We Can Fuck." Re-rubs on the single tread a fine line between moody nu-new-wave and the hi-bpm bonanza of Limelight in its early-90s heyday. A bit difficult to wrap your head around, to be sure - but a fun spin if you're in the mood for something off the well-worn beat path. - Greg T. Angelo
- Next Magazine

"Techno wrecking ball!"

Who better to round out the final performance of the Conflux Festival than the campier-than-camp techno wrecking ball, Naked Highway. If ANYONE can work a room the size of Luna by himself, it's this guy. Must be seen to be believed! - Limewire

"Ricky Martin from Hell"

Catchy songs and dance beats make Naked Highway a kitchy fun lil-dance outfit, but listen closely...undertones of longing and despair give the group more depth than your run-of-the-mill electronica. Along with a shocking dance version of PJ Harvey's "Meet Ze Monsta" and that singer who moves like Ricky Martin from Hell, Naked Highway is destined for greatness beyond the NYC club scene. - David Lo - MTVOnline - Local Scene

"Ballsy and Brash!"

Naked Highway is ballsy and brash. The band's strongest element is its hybrid of styles and ambiance immersed in modern technology. Modern beats and riffs reflecting those of a society that is unforgiving yet tolerant, and the frustration of always living on the edge of attainment and absolution. - Christopher Cannedy - Read Magazine

"Breathy-cool aura!"

Sy Boccari mans the controls of this synth-heavy New York project. The Substitute is a seductive, Velvets-influenced song with nice touches, including bells. Boccaris voice has a breathy-cool aura thats just right. Gears shift to a propulsive dance mode on Better Off Naked and the Kraftwerk-inspired Mr. Disco which features robotic vocals. Word has it that Naked Highway is a strong live act. - Music Connection Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Naked Highway was born out of founder Sy Boccari's passion for electronica, punk & new wave while growing up in the NYC underground music scene.  Sy and David Lee Rotten merged creative forces in 2011 and the duo has released singles that gained international attention with videos on MTV-U, Logo and ADD-TV along with several live appearances at festivals including NXNE and Winter Music Conference.  


"Never Cared" introduces a new razor-sharp sound from the duo, and a taste of what's to come from their forthcoming EP release.  Naked Highway is also an in-demand production house, churning out official over 60 remixes for artists including Rihanna, Lady Gaga, The Presets and INXS f/Tricky.

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