Acclaimed U.S live electronic band Chromatics announce remix package for their classic single, Shadow. Featuring remixes from Maceo Plex, Dean Hurley, Melawati, Acorne and two new edits of the original version, Chromatics – Shadow (Remixes) is out now via Italians Do It Better.
A collection of remixes which takes the much-loved original in a new direction from the dancefloor to cinematic-sounding reworks, Shadow was originally released in 2015 and swiftly became one of the standout entries in Chromatics’ impressive discography. Picking up early and key industry support from the likes of Pitchfork, Shadow rose to fame in late 2016 when Chromatics performed the track in David Lynch’s cult tv series, Twin Peaks (Season 3). The band took to the stage at fictional venue, The Roadhouse and in turn catapulted the track to mainstream success.
Leading the remixes, Maceo Plex transforms Shadow into a euphoric dance floor production. One of the many avenues of his vast musical skill set, Maceo Plex is the figurehead behind the seminal underground label, Ellum Audio, and has released four studio albums, mix compilations for London’s fabric and !K7’s DJ-Kicks series, along with productions under his Mariel Ito and Maetrik aliases. Also curating several BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix’s and gracing the cover of many a magazine from Mixmag to DJ Mag, Maceo Plex has provided official remixes for artists including Coldcut, Röyksopp, GusGus, DJ T, Maribou State, Perry Farrell, Faithless, New Order and more.
With the release of today’s new remixes, Chromatics pay tribute and honour the death of Twin Peaks’ fictional character, Laura Palmer who was originally portrayed by Sherly Lee. Laura Palmer was found murdered at the age of seventeen, on the morning of February 24, 1989. An event that shook the small town of Twin Peaks to its core and prompted an investigation by protagonist and FBI agent, Dale Cooper.
The release of Shadow (Remixes) marks Chromatics’ entrance in 2021 with the full EP now available to purchase here.
Shadow (Maceo Plex Remix)
Saturday (Dean Hurley Remix)
Shadow (Melawati Remix)
Shadow (Michel’s Runway Edit)
Shadow (Last Dance Of The Night Club Edit)
Windswept (Acorne Remix)
Chromatics – Shadow (Remixes) – Out now via Italians Do It Better
Japanese Television have teamed up with James Lavelle (UNKLE) for a ‘reconstruction’ of single ‘Falling Spikes’, out now on Tip Top Recordings.
“During lockdown we thought it would be cool to create a remix project with artists we admire. We love collaborating. It’s exciting to have them reimagine our tracks” say Japanese Television – Al Brown, Ian Thorn, Tim David Jones – formed with a shared vision of creating a modern psych space-surf soundscape.
Japanese Television’s EP III (Remixed) out March 19th
Dir Jehova’ a J.S. Bach rework by Christian Löffler, from the album ‘Parallels’. Video directed by Matías Montecinos.
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“Follow” is the story of two people stuck in an endless cycle of falling in and out of love with each other at the wrong time. This feeling gets picked up by Remixer Max Manie. His idea was to underline the mood of the original song in a different progressive way including trippy and spacy synths – like flying around in a spaceship until we fall!
Following the release of Masters At Work/KenLou remixes of ‘Antigravity Love’, the A-list versions keep flowing. Crosstown Rebels announce the full remix roll-call of tracks from Krust’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Edge Of Everything’. Interpretations from Four Tet, Damian Lazarus, Batu, Calibre, LCY and Flynn are forthcoming across two remix EPs in the coming weeks.
Sparkling like melodic stars, Four Tet’s remix of ‘Negative Returns’ is available now to download and stream. This remix packs a deceptively heavy punch, maintaining the original’s hurtling velocity, fuelled by a huge sub-bass engine. “This is the first D&B track I’ve ever made! It felt good to do something out of my comfort zone”, says the much-loved DJ and producer also known as Kieran Hebden.
The spiralling beat-and-bass science of Batu’s version takes ‘Space Oddity’ and deconstructs it like a cubist portrait, matching Krust himself in pure outside-the-box original expression.
Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus maintains Krust’s epic adventure narrative, retelling the tale in his own words, taking recognisable parts from the original and transposing them into a groovy cosmic house odyssey.
Fellow D&B don Calibre turns ‘It’s A Lot’ into a warm, glowing two-step roller with serrated analogue bass and a subtly masterful musicality, befitting of his classical training.
Rising new school queen LCY is clearly a kindred spirit, rivalling Krust with her future-facing breakbeat science that’s equally as compelling and inventive as the original, but also totally unique.
Rounding off the remixes with a rugged halftime head-nodder and bringing things full circle is Krust’s brother Flynn; a fellow member of 1989 ‘Wishing On A Star’ hitmakers Fresh 4 alongside Krust – and also a jungle legend in his own right – as half of veteran duo Flynn & Flora.
With such inspiring source material, it’s unsurprising that all of the remixers have brought their best game to this impeccable collection.
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UNKLE have joined forces with Girls Of The Internet, for a four track remix EP, the first in a new series. Given free reign to pick tracks from UNKLE’s two top 40 album’s The Road: Part I and Part II, they singled out three songs, and have given them their own spin in their unique futurist-disco stylings.
Opening track Sunrise takes the Liela Moss featuring blissed-out house track and strips it right back to its bare elements. Guided by a four to the floor kick-drum, Liela’s ethereal vocals glide over the top as the track builds. The soundtrack to an Ibiza summer that never was.
Only You switches up the pace, with arpeggiated synths and bumpy drums leading the Miink-featuring track in a completely new direction.
Farewell, the opening track to The Road: Part I takes the epic choral elements of the original and sets them over a skittering electro drum beat, for a late night back-room moment.
The EP is rounded off with an ambient take on Sunrise, removing the drums and providing the perfect reprise to end on.
Releases October 9, 2020
Charles Webster with the first track from his first major solo album in two decades, ‘Decision Time’. This first single ‘The Spell’ also features a remix from Burial and the vocals of Ingrid Chavez.
Operating in house music since the mid ’80s, Charles Webster is revered as something like the producer’s producer, spoken about in the same breath as Larry Heard or Ron Trent amongst the DJ cognoscenti, releasing music over the years under 30 different pseudonyms with over 500 remixes.
After moving to San Francisco in the late nineties, he created an album under the alias Presence entitled ‘All Systems Gone’. The “pillowy” sound design of this classic is cited as a key influence on the music of Burial. For this track, Burial has paid a further tribute, contributing a rare remix, additionally to a dub mix from Charles. This track also includes the words of Prince muse Ingrid Chavez. who famously wrote the spoken word poetry in Madonna’s ‘Justify My Love’.
“Decision Time” is Charles first major solo record since 2001’s “Born On The 24th July”. With an album of this quality and the 20-year cycles of electronic culture, it feels like this is the perfect moment to celebrate the brilliance of his legacy. From citing Rickie Lee Jones as a key influence, storytelling and song writing has always been important for Charles as he used house music as the medium. From the down-tempo impressionistic soul of “This Is Real” that moves like slow morphing clouds across the soundscape to the irresistible two-step and impressionistic words of Ingrid Chavez on “The Spell” a new generation of ears deserve to discover the influential underground sound world of Charles Webster.
Releases October 9, 2020
‘Bind (Remixes)’, out now on Counter Records: https://howling.lnk.to/bind-rmxsYo