Making their debut on Eskimo Recordings this March, Berlin producers Franz Matthews& Local Suicide’s ‘Meditation / Tutan Jamon’ was a heady brew of psychedelic disco that joined the dots between the German capital and the sun soaked souks of North Africa.
Hailed as “propulsive and zen” by Resident Advisor and championed by DJs including Dj T, Red Axes, Perel & Acid Washed, the tracks have now been giving a fresh rub, with Eskimo going one better even than the genie from the Arabian Nights and fulfilling 4 wishes summoning up remixes from Manfredas, Chaim, NTEIBINT and The Oddness.
First out of the trap is Lithuanian producer Manfredas. Having made a name for himself with releases on labels like Les Disques de la Mort, Multi Culti and I’m A Cliché, Manfredas turns in a head spinning remix of Tutan Jamon, teasing out and extending the track in a masterclass of delayed gratification that eventually dissolves into acidic bleeps and drones.
Tel Aviv’s Chaim remix of Tutan Jamonmeanwhile sees the sometime Bpitch Control and Disco Halal producer up the tempo whilst losing none of the original’s exotic vibe. In his hands the track becomes a propulsive nu-disco number perfect for late summer parties under the stars.
Eskimo stalwart NTEIBINT is up next with his reinterpretation of Meditation. Once again the Greek producer goes to show just why the label has him on speed dial, delivering a stunning remix with Vamparela’s vocals and a hypnotic bass line combining to mesmerising effect.
Finally fresh from remixing Satin Jackets Australian rising star The Oddness returns to Eskimo with his own spaced out take on Meditation. Keeping the tempo slow and low the Melbourne producer unravels the track, pulling apart its constituent parts and allowing them all to float free.
After the success of their recent ‘Sound’ Remix EP, which features remixes from Tristesse Contemporaine, Manfredas, and others, French electronic duo Telepopmusik have decided to release an additional take on the song – Manfredas’ alternate remix. Where Manfredas’ original take on the track is subtle and brooding, this alternate version takes the same dark affect and brings it to the forefront, using dissonant chords and textures to create an air of breathless intensity.
The original single ‘Sound’ features dreamy vocals from Mark Gardener of seminal shoegaze group Ride, and this new variation from Manfredas rounds out the remix collection very well, complementing his original club burner as well as Tristesse Contemporaine’s ethereal cold wave take on the track and Francesco Chiocci’s main room deep house version. Telepopmusik has also announced that they will be releasing an album in spring 2015, which will be their first full-length since 2005.
Now that we are on the cusp of winter, the music video for ‘Sound’ is more relevant than ever. Watch it here.
Out now on Splendid Music, French electronic trio Télépopmusik are back with a new EP featuring vocals from Mark Gardener of seminal shoegaze group Ride, and remixes from Tristesse Contemporaine, Manfredas, Marie Madeleine, Brock Hunter, Vicarious Bliss, Francesco Chiocci, & Vyvyano Napoletani.
The original track with Gardener’s dreamy vocals is now backed up by several beautiful reworks, including the recent addition to Ivan Smagghe’s label Manfredas’ dark club burner, along with the reverb-drenched cold wave stomp of Tristesse Contemporaine’s ethereal take on the track, not to mention the deep main room beats and glitchy vocals of Francesco Chiocci’s trance-inducing version. Each track also has a music video to go along with it.