‘Mulholland Drive’ is a taster of The Penelopes forthcoming EP ‘Leave Them All Behind’ and sets the gorgeous, nostalgic tone for songs about loneliness and isolation. In this way, ‘Mulholland Drive’ conjures instantly the classically French tones of Ed Banger disciples Kavinsky or Justice. It’s an equally well-formed and beautifully-formed gem – a moody, glamorous track that evokes the best of 90 and 00s Paris.
The French duo have come together with English producer Mighty Mouse to add his innovative, disco-influenced stamp on the nostalgic ‘Mulholland Drive’. Mighty Mouse has garnered high-praise from publications such as MIXMAG, EARMILK and INDIE SHUFFLE but most recently has been working with side project Du Tonc.
Revered UK label, tastemaker and authority Renaissance, the label that has not only been at the forefront of the electronic DJ scene but documented its navigation into popular culture have honored a landmark 25 years by inviting Hamburg based DJ and super producer Solomun to rework a timeless classic – one of a number of tracks that shaped the labels early years.
A constant innovator, Solomun; whom himself has played an equally major role in redefining European house music spoke of the challenge when faced with the prestigious role of reworking one of the most influential tracks in electronic music, for a new generation.
“Its a big challenge to remix such an iconic trance classic, because the Jam & Spoon remix was so good”
He continued detailing both the influence and accessibility of a track that in 1990 established the early sound of trance, captured not least with its inclusion in the hugely successful film based on the UK club scene, Human Traffic.
”Age of Love is one of the very few tracks from that era that I actually play occasionally in my sets, so it was already a timeless piece of music for me. That’s why I said yes to the remix!
“For the remix, I wanted to keep the essence of the track but with another groove. It’s like a trip, until the salvation at the very end.”
Solomun’s enormous and poignant remix has already been a key track for selected DJ’s over the last few months including Tale of Us, Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Sasha and Pete Tong whom made it last weeks coveted Essential New Tune.
‘Renaissance The ReMix Collection’. Is a concept focused on introducing new ears to seminal tracks that have remained significant and iconic to Renaissance for over two decades. True to form Renaissance highly collectable vinyl products will be beautifully packaged and presented in box set form and available as limited editions.
The series celebrates Renaissance’s musical legacy and firmly establishes its future place in the electronic music landscape.
Age of Love – ‘The Age of Love’ (Solomun Renaissance Remix) will be released through Renaissance July 21st.
Vinyl also includes “Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix” as the B-side.
On the 11th August The Invisible will release a special remix EP featuring reworked tracks from their critically acclaimed album “Patience”. Released via Ninja Tune, “Patience” saw the Mercury Prize nominees demonstrate their more uplifting side, giving the listener a sense of the band’s “joy and gratitude” for being alive, with features from Anna Calvi, Sam Shepherd (Floating Points), Connan Mockasin and Rosie Lowe.
This new EP shows 4 tracks from the LP in a different light. ‘Love Me Again’ featuring Anna Calvi is remixed twice, first by London based, Rhythm Section member, Chaos in the CBD and second by fellow Rhythm Section associate, FYI Chris. Warp records duo Darkstar provide a hypnotic remix of ‘So Well’ and finally Milionhands Music label boss, Tee Mango steps up for his “Summer Daze Revision” of ‘K ‘Town Sunset’ featuring Connan Mockasin.
The Invisible – “Patience Remixes” EP is out 11st August 2017 via Ninja Tune.
A. Deep Summer
B. Deep Summer – Burial Remix
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After the huge success of his “Despertar” LP release, Piek is straight back in the saddle to deliver another thrilling workout, this time it’s a family affair.
Two separate ‘Despertar’ remixed EP’s in late June full of unreleased gems – new interpretations of Henry Saiz, Eelke Kleijn, El_Txef_A, AFFKT, Reykjavik606, Upercent, Carlo and Third Son- and then, a full-packed album this Fall 2017 including another couple of unpublished reworks.
Leading lady and artistic talent Deniz Kurtel returns to Crosstown Rebels to explore new production sounds, venturing deeper into the realms of dub and beyond with The Fifth House. It’s also with huge honour that the release includes a stunning melodic remix from highly sophisticated producer Trevino following his recent passing.
“Over the last few years, I’ve been cultivating The Fifth House both as a physical space and a state of mind, where I have joined my various artistic projects under one banner. Conceived from the astrological concept that life emanates from twelve terrains of experience, the Fifth House is the house of pleasure associated with creative expression and true love. This release is one part of a continuous journey where I explore new sounds and creative territories, which I developed simultaneously with an art and music space of the same name in Brooklyn. I am honored to have met Trevino through his remix of The Fifth House, and deeply saddened by his recent passing. Massive respect for this beautiful talent.” – Deniz Kurtel
Since her first album Music Watching Over Me was released on Crosstown Rebels back in 2011, Deniz Kurtel has continued to push boundaries creatively through her art and music. Focusing on LED light installation, Deniz has travelled the world with her stunning live show which incorporates both of her talents. Her second album The Way We Live dropped on Wolf + Lamb in 2012 which received high acclaim. More recent releases have also appeared on Rumors and No.19.
Marcus Julian Kaye is better known by his drum and bass stage name Marcus Intalex, and also his house and techno pseudonym Trevino. He founded the record labels Soul:R, Revolve:R and Birdie which served as a platform for his music with notable recent releases also on the likes Hotflush, The Nothing Special, Aus Music and Klockworks. Such a highly respected figure in the industry, many have been shaken by Marcus’ passing and in his honor all profits from his remix will be donated to the charity of his family’s choice.
ROBOT KOCH Remixes Inner Tongue ‘Underworld’
A project undertaken by one man in his mid twenties, Inner Tongue offers the sound of victory over an uncertain future: in 2013, its exponent was diagnosed with a vocal cord disorder so severe that only a handful of specialists throughout the entire world were capable of treating it at all. Still, given that the gift of voice is sacred to a musician, he worked day and night to raise the funds necessary to pay for the required operation, and, after the procedure, embarked on a protracted period of silence. With this, inevitably, came the unbearable uncertainty of not knowing whether he’d ever be able to use his voice again.
Listen to Maggie Rogers “Alaska” (Tycho Remix) released now. Rogers breakout single “Alaska” charted in Spotify’s Viral 50 in 40 countries and hit #1 in 23 countries, including the U.S. With more than 80 million global streams to date, it earned Rogers a place on the Spotify Best of 2016 list and set the stage for widespread international acclaim. “Alaska” is featured on Rogers debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading, out now on Capitol Records. The EP includes four original songs written, produced and performed by the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, and also features the tracks “Dog Years,”and “On + Off”. Now That The Light Is Fading is available at all digital providers and now on limited edition vinyl.
Rogers will perform sold out headline shows in Los Angeles at The Teragram Ballroom (August 10th) and The Fonda Theatre (August 11th ) followed by two nights headlining NYC’s Brooklyn Steel (August 16th + 17th). Fresh off her sold out North American spring headline tour and Firefly Festival performance, Rogers is also set to play both Lollapalooza and Outside Lands in August.