Video: Dirty Sole – Owning It feat. Nick Maurer
The Chicago based indie electronic group, Dirty Sole, is showing their new face. This project marks a re-branding and fresh new sound for the group, previously known for their underground dance releases.
This single is a collaboration with singer/songwriter, Nick Maurer (USA/Germany), formerly of the band Greens Keepers. The title of the track “Owning It” is the theme here, to a darker, raw and very analog sound, similar to that of Talking Heads or LCD Soundsystem. Nick delivers quite a strong melodramatic performance and takes the listener on a journey through all of our deepest wants and desires; which are depicted quite well in the music video (sex, fame, wealth, etc).
On remix duty here is none other than The Juan MacLean (DFA Records). Juan’s remix is an outstanding deep mix of lush pads and atmospheric layers that surround Nick’s vocal and is quite a flawless transition from the original. Rounding out the single, the dub mix strips down even more and delivers a strong percussive thump while adding twisted bits of vocals over the top.
Overall, a very polished project here and a great collaboration from Dirty Sole and The Juan MacLean. A must have for any fans of DFA.
Preview the official video here: