Following on from Isaac Tichauer’s ‘Street Lessons’ release, the mysterious LOFT Records calls in the talents of Bicep, Hackman, Dorsia and Lancelot for a choicest remix package.
The Australian producer turned many heads when he dropped his lauded ‘Devotion’ LP back in 2012, and since then he’s risen to become a formidable name within modern day electronic music. Therefore it’s only fitting that an all-star cast were chosen to remix his latest release on LOFT Records.
Bicep, who had an enormous 2015 with releases on Aus and 50 Weapons, begin the release with the only remix of ‘Higher Level’ – a break infused cut fashioned for the dancefloor with a penetrating melody, echoing vocals and soaring pads.
The first of three ‘Street Lessons’ remixes then comes from Hackman, known for his work on 20/20 Vision and Futureboogie, who incorporates serene synths and subtle stabs to transform the original into a quirky renovation with elements of funk.
London duo Dorsia then step up with a cacophony of sounds that build in suspense with the introduction of fuzzy atmospherics, until fellow Australian and W&O Street Tracks artist Lancelot generates a cavernous dub containing the originals infectious hook whilst implementing resounding rimshots and wobbly keys.
Isaac Tichauer ‘Street Lessons Remixes’ drops on LOFT Records in 4th April 2016.
Higher Level (Bicep Remix)
Street Lessons (Hackman Remix)
Street Lessons (Dorsia Remix)
Street Lessons (Lancelot Dub)
We’ve already heard Andreya Triana‘s “Gold“, the lead single from the Soulful Londoner’s highly anticipated album, ‘Giants’, out on Counter Records on March 23rd 2015. The single is out on March 16th and is supported by the Momentum Music Fund. A testa-ment to her love of music and an expression of her joy of singing and songwriting, “Gold” is a confident and self assured track. A joyous stomp of a single, combining an incessant beat with Andreya’s raw, layered vocals, “Gold” is sure to captivate and inspire the listener.
You can now stream four great remixes of the track, by the likes of Hackman, Fakear, Nikich and Fort Romeau (here). Andreya plays Village Underground on April 2nd and releases her new album ‘Giants’ on May 4th.
Late November will see the release of Hackman’s ‘Carry On’ EP via 2020Vision, backed with a remix from Rampa.
English producer Ben Hackman, better known to most as simply Hackman has made huge shapes over the past four years since making his debut on RAMP sub-label PTN back in 2010. Ben has since gone on to unveil material through other reputable imprints such as Greco Roman, Well Rounded and Futureboogie Recordings, testament to his striking production skills and contemporary appeal. Here we see Ben push on adding yet another driving force in the industry to his associations, namely 2020Vision.
Kicking things off is the original mix of title cut ‘Carry On’, seeing Hackman employ soft ethereal textures, crisp percussive elements and fervent vocal lines injecting soul and charm into the composition. Ben then implements his signature rugged, drawn-out bass sounds to the focal stages adding the grit and cutting intensity his records have become so known and loved for over the years. A ‘Dub’ take on ‘Carry On’ is offered up to follow, and as the name would suggest we’re treated to a more refined, progressive and groove-led interpretation of the original cut.
Opening up the latter half of the release is Mobilee/Cocoon artist Rampa’s rework of ‘The Blue’, laying the focus on a hypnotic, percussive led structure to take the lead, while the dreamy soundscapes and sub bass stabs of the original track are sporadically thrown into the mix, resulting in a stunning seven and a half minute steady bloomer. The package is then rounded off with ‘The Blue (Instrumental)’, seeing Hackman fuse bumpy off-kilter rhythms with multi-layered grainy synth lines, closing things on a smooth and melodious tip.
Hackman’s ‘Carry On’ EP is out on 2020Visions November 24th 2014.
1. Carry On (Original Mix)
2. Carry On (Dub)
3. The Blue (Rampa Remix)
4. The Blue (Instrumental)