Following a steady stream of remixes from the likes of Maceo Plex and DJ Tennis, Maribou State today release “Kingdom (feat. North Downs) (Adesse Versions Remix)”.
Having previously released on labels such as Numbers, Delusions Of Grandeur and Ostgut Ton (under his own name), he delivers a subtle re-work, drawing out the vocals of long-time Maribou State collaborator Jack Sibley AKA North Downs over a lean reconstruction of the original’s percussive, hand-clapped rhythms. “The original has fantastic drums, melodies and vocals, but with room for me to give it a little more energy” he explains. “This was one of the most enjoyable remixes I’ve worked on for a long time”.
The release follows the incredible sold-out performance at the Roundhouse, where Jack joined the band to perform the song live on stage against a backdrop of brand new live visuals and an expanded string quartet in addition to the 5-piece band. Their recently announced 5k capacity Brixton Academy show – on March 7th 2019 – has sold-out in a matter of weeks, charting the phenomenal success of the band since the release of their breakthrough debut album “Portraits” in 2015.
Adesse Versions is the relatively new project of a former Curle and Ostgut Ton artist and the second self-released white label release of the project, ‘In The Dark’, which is out now.
Those who follow vinyl releases may well have noticed Adesse Versions sitting pretty at the top of the Juno sales chart for the past few months with a release for Make Love in Public Spaces while previously, as Adesse, the producer has also cropped on Prime Numbers and an dubplate-heavy Boiler Room set. Derrick May, Larry Heard, Bicep, DVS1, Carl Craig and Citizen are a handful of the names getting behind Adesse Versions output.
As before, Adesse Versions 12” recasts classics into new forms with utmost care and the result is 4 reinterpreted, refined house bombs for those who enjoy the true meaning of the word ‘deep’. Guessing the originals isn’t too hard, so we’ll leave that to you.