Elliot Moss today announced his new EP A Change In Diet (The Remixes) will be released on March 20th, 2020, via Grand Jury. The EP includes reworkings of three songs from his recent album, A Change In Diet, that feature Colombian singer-songwriter Elsa y Elmar (on “Bodyintoshapes”), Cuban-American R&B singer Brika (on “Rabbit Roads”), and Mexican trapper Go Golden Junk (on “Silver + Gold”). The remix of “Bodyintoshapes,” featuring Elsa y Elmar’s hypnotic voice, can now be heard above.
“The idea for this EP came about after hearing what some of my closer musician friends and contributors did to my music in a live setting. After touring the world I wanted to connect more deeply with some of the different countries that touched me. The addition of these artists to these songs has helped to make them feel more complete,” explains Moss. “The mark of a talented melody writer to me is someone who can fit in between existing shapes and sequences—not lay over the top all the time. Elsa’s contribution to ‘Bodyintoshapes’ was so effortless and really just consisted of me turning up the fader and leaving it alone.”
Elsa y Elmar namesake Elsa Carvajal adds,”Whenever I listen to a track I’m invited to collaborate on, either one of the following scenarios happen: A) Once I press play I instantly get an endless flow of ideas for lyrics and melodies. Or B) Not much happens… and then ideas need to be worked for a long time. What happened with ‘Bodyintoshapes’ was scenario A), which was awesome. I think Elliott is a very skilled and talented artist, and even though I am usually very skeptical about using two different languages in one track, I think this song feels very natural. It’s a cool, euphonic track, and I am very grateful I was able to be a part of it.”
The remix EP follows A Change In Diet, released January 17th via Grand Jury to recognition from outlets including Pitchfork (“On his poignant second album, the multitalented singer-songwriter gives voice to the self-doubts that manifest in the wee hours of the morning.”) and Exclaim! (“Elliot Moss invites us into the depths of his mental and emotional landscape with bold vulnerability.”), among others. Pre-release singles “Barricade,” “July 4,” “Silver + Gold,” and “Bodyintoshapes” also caught the attention of outlets including American Songwriter (“ambient, trance-synth pop”), FLOOD, Atwood Magazine (“One would be hard-pressed to find an artist as intriguingly inimitable as New York-based musician Elliot Moss”), and Blah Blah Blah Science, among others.
Moss is currently in the midst of his North American headlining tour and performs next tonight in Minneapolis, MN. See below for a full itinerary.
A Change In Diet (The Remixes) tracklist:
1. Bodyintoshapes (feat. Elsa y Elmar)
2. Rabbit Roads (feat. Brika)
3. Silver + Gold (feat. Go Golden Junk)
Apparat ‘Heroist’ taken from the album ‘LP5’ – Out Now on Mute.
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Check out also Substance’s remix below:
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.