Tycho – Awake Remixes
Following the release of the ‘Awake’ LP last year, Tycho has just announced news of forthcoming LP ‘Awake Remixes’ due January 15th (digitally) and May 20th (physically) via Ghostly International. Baio of Vampire Weekend has remixed ‘Plains’, which is streaming online now.
Baio, who splits his time between solo work and his role as bassist in Vampire Weekend, gives ‘Plains’ a kind of soulfulness, adding a driving rhythm to the original’s beatless ambience and dropping in snatches of vocal for texture and warmth. The track recently premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.
Listen to ‘Plains (Baio Remix)’ here:
Awake represented a high-water mark for Scott Hansen, the San Francisco musician better known asTycho. Described by Hansen as, “in many ways, the first True Tycho record,” Awake announced the arrival of Tycho as a full band, and it found Hansen streamlining the group’s sound, focusing on the drums and aiming to capture the energy and power of the group’s live set. The story of Awake arrives at its natural conclusion with this 12” of remixes, on which Hansen’s songs are re-interpreted by producers who make the songs their own while retaining all of their core elements. The digital release is out January 15thon Ghostly International, with the physical release set for a May 20th release.
RJD2 takes the swift-kicking ‘Apogee’ and transforms it into tranquil instrumental funk; In the hands ofFew Nolder, ‘Montana’ becomes tense and driving, four-on-the-floor beat undergirding bright, rippling synths. Additional remixes from Com Truise, Christopher Willits, Bibio and Beacon, which had been previously released, have been added to this package. Taken together, the Awake Remixes offer a parallel narrative for Tycho’s artistic breakthrough. Additionally, the digital only Deluxe Version (link coming soon) of Awake now includes the original version of ‘Awake’ and all eight remixes available on the Awake Remixes album.
Following the acclaim of Hansen’s momentous sunrise DJ sets at Burning Man in 2014 and 2015, he’s also announced his debut US DJ set tour. Listen to this Burning Man Sunrise DJ set here, and see below for the full list of upcoming dates.
‘Awake Remixes’ track listing:
Out January 15th, 2016 (digital) & May 20th, 2016 (physical)
01. Awake (Com Truise Remix)
02. Montana (Christopher Willits Remix)
03. L (Dusty Brown Remix)
04. Dye (Nitemoves Remix)
05. See (Beacon Remix)
06. Apogee (RJD2 Remix)
07. Spectre (Bibio Remix)
08. Plains (Baio Remix)
09. Montana (Few Nolder Remix)