Following on from the heavyweight collaboration with Sasha for ‘The Lights’, Kölsch returns to his IPSO imprint for a remarkable remix of the trance classic ‘Stella’ by Jam & Spoon.
Adding his own signature progressive tones, whilst keeping the original synths and vocals, Kölsch’s remix rounds off with a pulsing acid line.
Kölsch remix of ‘Stella’ is out now on all platforms.
First official release of the great Berlin-based Party series Warning. Get it here.
Brooklyn-based producer Reed Kackley (aka BAILE) makes his full Anjunadeep introduction with the Painting Out EP. As heard on Anjunadeep 10, ‘Soft Light’ is a thoughtfully constructed journey through BAILE’s visceral production style, whilst LA electronic outfit Kauf provide a compelling vocal feature on the title track. London’s Anii closes out the EP with a tribal-infused club rework to transform ‘Painting Out’ from idyllic downtempo into a tech-heavy club edit.
‘Chasms’ is the lead single from the poignant and personal forthcoming album by Brighton-based artist Alex Banks. ‘Beneath The Surface’ is an eloquent, cohesive collection of tracks showcasing Banks’s unwavering ability to manipulate sound. The album features two collaborations with Icelandic singer Ásgeir, including lead single ‘Chasms’.
British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba are sharing a new remix of the title track from their latest ‘Blaze Away’ album – courtesy of acclaimed London based producer, Throwing Snow.
Ross Tones, making music under the ever so pertinent moniker, Throwing Snow – draws influence from a vast array of genres, with his production work possessing consistent and comforting warmth, while still glistening with a serene kind of steely coldness.
His remix of Morcheeba’s ‘Blaze Away’, released today – is a stunning, deep-bass led cut; interspersed with otherworldly electronics and tumultuous synth runs.
“I used the phrase ‘come live in the dark’ to inspire my remix, conjuring a feeling of a coming storm” said Tones on his remix. “Fragmented arpeggios range over a deep sub creating a rising sense of the approaching thunder.”
Morcheeba‘s 2018 album ‘Blaze Away’ is out now.
Justin Strauss shares his take on NYC singer Amy Douglas’ track “Never Saw It Coming.” The original limited release 12” was co-written and produced by Tim Wagner of 33Hz, with two remixes by Sheffield artist Crooked Man. With a five-octave range and a diverse background in performance, ranging from rock to soul to jazz, Douglas’ voice is the heart of the song, lending heightened drama to the steady mechanical funk of Wagner’s production.
Though this is Douglas’ first release on the label, she is no stranger to the DFA roster. She is the voice behind “Happiness,” the epic closing track on Crooked Man’s self-titled 2016 LP, and also appears on Crooked Man’s 2018 album Crooked House. Amy also works with Juan Maclean as one half of Peach Melba, who have released singles on both DFA and Defected / Classic. Most recently, she co-wrote and sung the Horse Meat Disco single, “Let’s Go Dancing.”
Legendary NYC DJ Justin Strauss is a staple of the scene and one half of production duos Whatever/Whatever and a/jus/ted. A longtime friend of DFA, his career as a go-to remixer spans decades, and he has remixed artists as diverse as Blood Orange, Ryuichi Sakamoto, 808 State, Franz Ferdinand, and Depeche Mode. This is his fifth remix for the label.
British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba are sharing a new remix courtesy of London based electronic artist and producer Kelpe.
The Kelpe remix of ‘Free Of Debris’ – an interlude of sorts on Morcheeba’s 2018 album ‘Blaze Away’, is a sumptuous, slow-burning electronic beauty. Pairing soft synth pads and lilting keyboard runs, with deep rumbling electronic bass notes – Skye Edwards’ vocals compliment the instrumentation beautifully – to create something not wildly dissimilar from the original track, yet something wonderfully enjoyable and fresh.
Speaking on his work on the remix, Kelpe (real name: Kel McKeown) said: “Working from a stripped back original song of around one minute length, this was a really fun remix to work on as I felt I could add quite a bit of my own sound to it, expanding on it without making it sound too cluttered. I replaced the main guitar hook with my own synth sounds which replicated the original melody, then added in some programmed beats and the fender rhodes sound from the original, then further layers of my synths and vocals with a different effect treatment. My approach to this remix was quite simplistic but I was happy with how it turned out as I felt that even though a lot of the sounds on it were new ones that I had recorded in myself it didn’t deviate from the actual original tune too much.”
Morcheeba’s 2018 album ‘Blaze Away’ is out now.
Legendary UK producer Paul Woolford has worked his remix magic on Samm Henshaw’s feel-good hit ‘Church’. Transforming the record with a range of retro-sounding 90’s synths, and early Balearic tones, Paul’s spacious effects are perfectly layered below Samm’s captivating vocals.
The original ‘Church’ track is a rhythmic release packed with strong gospel elements and a vibrant melody, which showcases Samm’s penchant for the upbeat, fusing soul-led hooks with his highly personable characteristics.
Adding a slick dancefloor feel via his vintage chord patterns, Paul Woolford’s remix of ‘Church’ is out now!