Following his excellent 2013 debut LP “Break Of Lights” on HAKT Recordings, London-based French producer Harold Boué aka Abstraxion, returns with “I Can’t” EP, which features two new original tracks and two remixes by the likes of Fairmont and My Favorite Robot. Stream the whole thing below and buy your copy here.
A year after Fairmont dropped his highly impressive Lie To Me EP, Canadian outfit My Favorite Robot carefully curate a selection of remixes of tracks from this standout release. As well as one from the label’s eponymous production trio, the likes of Chloe, Abstraxion, Mattheis and John Digweed and Nick Muir all step up with their own great interpretations.
French producer Chloe you will know from releasing killer cuts on MFRR, Live at Robert Johnson, Throne of Blood & BPitch Control as well as serving up hot DJ sets and mix compilations at clubs like Rex in Paris and for labels like Kill The DJ. Her remix of ‘Boa’ is a sparse but moody house affair, with deep groaning bass and an atmosphere akin to a deserted late night street. It’s a tense, broody track that will make for lots of dramatic moments on the floor.
Next up, Harold Boué aka Abstraxion is a 29 years old French producer based in London and Marseille. He has released on Marketing, Biologic and Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People. His remix of ‘Abysm’ is an invitingly hurried, heavyweight bit of electronic house funk with tons of great synth lines, interesting pads and weird sounds that make you want to move.
Dutchman Mattheis of labels like Nous’klaer then goes for a much more blissed out, slow burning and ambient affair. He layers in lots of twinkling pads and rippled synth lines to his version of ‘The Most Beautiful Eyes in the World’ and it’s a stunning, widescreen bit of work that really sweeps you off your feet.
MFR themselves tackle ‘Lie to Me’ flipping it into a brooding bit of slivery, reflective and synth heavy tech that rises and falls in beautiful ways, with gorgeous pads and feathery hi hats making for a super inviting rhythm.
Finally the Bedrock boss and Renaissance legend that is John Digweed and his studio partner Nick Muir rework the same track with a sensitive heart and conjure up a warm, smooth and serene prog track that is riddled with great synths and really works you into a state of hypnosis.
These carefully chosen remixers all manage to get fantastic results here, and as a result the whole package excels. Out on November 24th 2014 on My Favorite Robot.
1. Fairmont – Boa (Chloe Remix)
2. Fairmont – Abysm (Abstraxion Remix)
3. Fairmont – The Most Beautiful Eyes in the World (Mattheis Remix)
4. Fairmont – Lie To Me (MFR Remix)
5. Fairmont – Lie To Me (John Digweed and Nick Muir Remix)
Almost a year after their iconic collaborative album ‘VERSUS’ first saw the light of day—a project for which the pair teamed up with no less than 12 of their favorite producers resulting in an extra special triple-disc package—John Digweed & Nick Muir continue to revitalize the critically acclaimed release by unveiling the latest in a slew of remixes from the inimitable album.
Now joining Extended Play and King Unique, both of whom released their unique interpretations back in August, comes Canadian techno kingpin Fairmont, who delivers his own exquisite contribution and provides the third installment in what is shaping up to be a seriously hard-hitting remix series.
‘BEDVSRMX03’ sees the talented Fairmont bring his own distinctive signature blend to one of the standout tracks from Versus—‘Gigawave’. Taking on an already pristine piece of work, the bold remix master introduces a warm and subtle yet persuasive bass line that transforms the original mix’s ambient textures into a mellow, uplifting dance floor revision. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Gigawave (Fairmont Remix) is out now on Bedrock. Catch the preview here.
The first installment from the recent remix series came courtesy of Texas-based duo Extended Play, who delivered their fizzing, up-tempo interpretation of ‘Morphism’—Digweed & Muir’s previous collaborative effort with Bedrock favorites Pig&Dan. The original’s vast, expansive breaks are bridged and brimming with the brooding beats of these hugely talented rising stars. Check it out here.
Just weeks later, the second release saw ‘Dawnbreaker’ (their collaboration with Ian O’Donovan) receive the Midas touch from UK star King Unique, who gives the fizzing melodic techno soundscapes of the outstanding original version a taste of his highly original trademark combination of delicious underground house and tripped-out cosmic techno.
To purchase all of these and more head to Bedrock Records on Beatport. To keep up to date with all future releases and Bedrock News stay tuned to their official Facebook and Twitter pages. Listen to John Digweed’s Bedrock 16 Chart here.
Following on from his acclaimed 2010 debut ‘Yes Is More’ London based French producer Danton Eeprom returns with ‘If Looks Could Kill’, set to be released February 3rd on InFiné Music. First up though in January is new single ‘Biscotto & Chimpanzee’ featuring Birkii and remixes from Fairmont, Cristal and Man Power.
You can check clips of all the versions now, below, along with a short video filmed in Red Bull’s Paris Studios.