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Booka Shade – Cut The Strings (Album Remixes 1)

Claude Von Stroke, Yousef and Wes Wieland step up to remix Booka Shade for the first in two remix packages of the duo’s recently released, critically acclaimed ‘Cut The Strings’ LP.

Hot off the back of the ‘Cut The Strings’ LP from Booka Shade which dropped on their Blaufield imprint in April, the duo have reached out to some of their contemporaries and fellow artists they admire to revisit and provide their own interpretations of what has been yet another impressive chapter in the Berlin based artists careers.

Dirtybird’s main man Claude Von Stroke steps up to rework ‘Easy Drifter’ first, and as expected we’re treated to driving bottom end, growling bass leads and heady acid swells alongside the original’s infectious arp line.

Circus founder Yousef turns in his take on ‘Tyrell’ next, opting for pulsating pads, oscillating bass sweeps and organic drums alongside the originals choppy pitch bending vocal cuts. Wes Wieland’s take on ‘Black Crystal’ then completes the package with a darker edge, this time round laying focus on expansive reverberated percussion, elongated bass drones and twinkling arpeggios.

The Booka Shade ‘Cut The Strings Album Remixes 1’ package is out on Blaufield 25th May 2018.

Tracklist
1. Easy Drifter (Claude Von Stroke Remix)
2. Easy Drifter (Claude Von Stroke Radio Edit)
3. Tyrell (Yousef Circus Remix)
4. Black Crystal (Wes Wieland Remix)

London Grammar – If You Wait Remix EP II

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Today, London Grammar announced the release of a second remix EP for their critically acclaimed debut album “If You Wait”. The exclusive new EP features a sophisticated set of remixes by celebrated producer/DJ’s such as Claude Von Stroke (the man behind of one America’s most innovative House labels Dirtybird Records), Zero 7, and UNKLE, as well as some of this year’s most hyped beatmakers Evian Christ, Tensnake and Tourist, all of whom have put their unique trademark twist on the band’s original tracks. Listen closely to the Zero 7 mix for a graceful vocal cameo by their long time collaborator and friend, renowned Australian artist Sia.

Get the full EP here: http://smarturl.it/LGRemixes.

Listen exclusively to Claude Von Stroke’s infectiously epic remix of the band’s lead single “Strong” here via Fader.com and Evian Christ’s bold reworking of the same track exclusively via Complex.com

In other news, London Grammar recently appeared on VH1 + Palladia’s inaugural “Soundclash” series alongside Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling rapper T.I. and Grammy Award nominated, three-time VMA winner Fall Out Boy. Watch their collaborative performance of “Live Your Life” here.

Tracklist:
1. Strong (Claude Von Stroke Remix)
2. Strong (Evian Christ Remix)
3. Hey Now (Zero 7 Remix)

4. Hey Now (Tensnake Remix)

5. Sights (Tourist Version)

6. Hey Now (UNKLE Remix)