Below you can downloads for free “The Bailor” remixed by Bryan Ferry and Duran Duran remixer Johnson Somerset, and also “Blackberry Fields” remixed by Lost in Stars.
Album contains other remixes by Maps, Cooly G, Serafim Tsotsonis, Rusty Egan, HP Hoeger, Tareq, Fotonovela and Feel Sensor. Album cover by Andre Govia and Odins Raven Photography. You can grab 1888 – The Remixes via Kid Moxie’s Bandcamp or via iTunes here.
Cooly G returns with “Wait ‘Til Night” an album of sensitive, lo-fi bedroom music. Lyrics sketch out dreamy scenarios of seduction, lust and sex. The moody south London house of her debut ‘Playin Me’ and her DJ sets has given way to a near horizontal, sometimes melancholy and highly original take on Rn’B. The tracks swing effortlessly with no-fuss musical arrangements that are filtered through reggae sound system culture and US RnB in equal amounts, with a slight hint of dark synthpop wound through the album. The pace has come down from the deep, tribal house she’s know for so far, with the only constants that run through the album, her intimate vocals and smokey synths cross hatched with her broken rhythmic sense.
Starting off with Title track – ‘Wait ‘Til Night’ Cooly coos about a date, over an infectious synth lead that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Depeche Mode song. ‘Like A Woman should’ is twilight music, synths roll out like clouds over pulsing, drums, while the vocals whisper invitations. ‘Your Sex’ is a fantasy with synths and surprisingly stabbing, hooky and distorted rhythm guitar. ‘I like’ feels like the opening of an especially dreamy jungle track stretched into a full pop song. ‘Dancing’ rolls out drums and a mini guitar figure into a gently dizzy waltz, while ‘Quick Question’ plays out the scenario after the dance. ‘Want’s’ barely there song structure, of drum and occasional bass, with a wiry synth lead is accompaniment to an near whispered vocal. The pace steps up with the smoldering ‘So Deep’, with a deep synth bassline and a muscular hip hop beat. ‘1st time’ is all depth charge bleeps, guitars and piano. ‘Freak You’ is spacious and guitar driven, with Cooly beaming in directives through a distant voice transmission. The album’s final honest, angry and forlorn track ‘3 of Us’, comes down hard on an absent parent, a full stop on the romance that the album narrates. It also reveals the Cooly G as a skilled rap artist something she’s kept hidden until now, with double-time flows casting off an absent babyfather.
“Wait Til Night” casts her net wider than her debut album, with songs that are more confident, accessible and stylistically consistent. The album comes laced with Cooly’s unique honesty and charm and is sure to win her new fans with her catchy melodies, slow-jammed stories of blighted urban romance and lack of pretension.
Cooly G’s Wait ‘Til Night LP will drop on October 20th 2014 on Hyperdub.
01. Wait ‘Til Night
02. Like a Woman Should
03. Your Sex
04. I Like
06. A Quick Question
08. So Deep
09. 1st Time
10. Freak You
11. Fuck with You
12. The 3 of Us
The latest remix of Swedish duo Korallreven‘s recent single, ‘Try Anything Once‘ comes courtesy of Airbird, the solo moniker of producer Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin and Ejecta. Ford stirs the track into a moody house jam by dissecting the original track to place Japanese icon Cornelius’ vocal parts and the guitar notes against a 4/4 midtempo beat. The remix follows UK-based Hyperdub artist Cooly G’s rework of the track. Stream both of them below.
Korallreven’s new single is out now via Japanese label Rallye, in the form of a limited edition 12". The band, comprised of Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder of The Radio Dept, are currently putting the finishing touches on the follow up to their critically acclaimed, An Album By Korallreven, which featured appearances byTaken By Trees’ Victoria Bergsman and Julianna Barwick, and are taking their sound in a dancier, wider direction.