Following a steady stream of remixes from the likes of Maceo Plex and DJ Tennis, Maribou State today release “Kingdom (feat. North Downs) (Adesse Versions Remix)”.
Having previously released on labels such as Numbers, Delusions Of Grandeur and Ostgut Ton (under his own name), he delivers a subtle re-work, drawing out the vocals of long-time Maribou State collaborator Jack Sibley AKA North Downs over a lean reconstruction of the original’s percussive, hand-clapped rhythms. “The original has fantastic drums, melodies and vocals, but with room for me to give it a little more energy” he explains. “This was one of the most enjoyable remixes I’ve worked on for a long time”.
The release follows the incredible sold-out performance at the Roundhouse, where Jack joined the band to perform the song live on stage against a backdrop of brand new live visuals and an expanded string quartet in addition to the 5-piece band. Their recently announced 5k capacity Brixton Academy show – on March 7th 2019 – has sold-out in a matter of weeks, charting the phenomenal success of the band since the release of their breakthrough debut album “Portraits” in 2015.
With the release of 6 limited edition vinyl re-issues coming up on 30th November, London Records have this week dropped Ewan Pearson remix of Bananarama’s debut single Aie A Mwana.
The original Aie A Mwana single was the band’s cover of the classic 80s Italo-Disco track by Jean Kluger and Daniel Vangarde (father of Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter). Ewan Pearson gives Bananarama’s version a dark disco re-rub with all the bubbling tension of a late night dancefloor, available on Youtube now.
Soulfooled returns from its hiatus, refreshed, reinvigorated and set to unveil more wonderful sonic innovation. Since its launch in 2010, Alex Niggemann’s lovingly curated label has steadily established itself as a crucial platform for the finest talented artists. Always focused on searching out exceptional musical gems, it is this quality over quantity approach that has enabled the careful development of Soulfooled’s own distinctive style.
This next instalment presents the stunning coming together of Dave Seaman (one of the legends of electronic house music for the past 30 years) and Flowers & Sea Creatures. Having been launched in the electronic scene’s consciousness via their debut album on Ben Watt’s seminal Buzzin’ Fly label back in 2011, the decidedly un-egotistical Canadian outfit Flowers & Sea Creatures have stealthily maintained their impeccable underground credentials with a drip feed of releases on the likes of Compost, My Favourite Robot, Innervisions, Strange Town, Natura Sonoris and Dave Seaman’s Selador Recordings. In fact, it was an unused vocal track by the trio’s Graham Baxter, originally commissioned by Dave for another studio session that proved to be inspirational in the creation of ‘Attention Deficit’.
Opening with ‘Dave Seaman’s ADHD Mix’, a sparse percussive intro, steadily builds into a deeply engaging hypnotic whirlpool of vocalised anticipation. Mixing euphoric flourishes with tense atmospheres is the mark of a truly distinctive artist, and Dave Seaman’s extensive musical knowledge shines brightly throughout, blending a wide variety of elements to create a style very much his own. The ‘Flowers & Sea Creatures Mix’ sees the Canadian trio up the energy levels, add their own twist to the vocal arrangement and liberally sprinkle their distinctive magic dust over proceedings to create a spine-tingling, pulsating alternative version. Completing the package, Sweden’s ever-innovative Zoo Brazil blends a deliciously linear percussive backbone with his rarified blend of uplifting melodic motifs, resulting in a decidedly dynamic remix finale.
With the talents of Dave Seaman, Flowers & Sea Creatures, and Zoo Brazil joining an ever-growing family of superb artists, Soulfooled continues to grow into one of the finest labels around.
Editors today release the UNKLE Remix for their latest single ‘Cold’. James Lavelle’s outfit have reworked the track, taking it to a whole other level.
‘Cold’ is the 4th single taken from their 6th studio album Violence, released in March via Play It Again Sam. The moving video, directed by celebrated artist Rahi Rezvani, was shot in Iceland and stars US ballet dancer Drew Jacoby. It’s dramatic, yet stark style perfectly compliments one of Violence’ stand out moments. Watch the video here.
Rhye shares reworks by Tensnake, Jacques Greene, Poolside, Mansionair and Jeff Samuel from their forthcoming Blood Remixed album (due November 16th). The accompanying visuals for these re-imaginations of songs from their sophomore album continue the late night Berlin club narrative established by RY X’s “Waste” last month.
Drawing from Rhye and creative partner Genevieve Medow Jenkins’ shared experience living in Berlin and conceptualized / directed by Jenkins, the remix visuals are expressions in movement that mimic the sound and feeling of each track. Tensnake’s “Count To Five” follows the dancer Bounce (the girl with the blue hair) and depicts her interactions with other characters. Poolside’s “Feel Your Weight” visual cuts to two male dancers at the rave and intermixes solo and interactive dances.
The 14-track Blood Remixed album includes additional re-imaginations by Washed Out, Tensnake, Channel Tres, and more. Mike Milosh’s resilient yet purposefully understated take on R&B stretches beyond the confines of any genre with the remixes, giving listeners the opportunity to hear Blood from a new perspective.
On the back of what has been a hugely successful year for George FitzGerald; from the release of his critically-acclaimed second album, All That Must Be, to worldwide sold-out touring, FitzGerald is happy to share the news of the All That Must Be Remixes – out November 30th. Featuring remixes from some of the most influential electronic artists including Moby, Special Request, Kornél Kovács, Matt Karmil, HAAi, DJ Seinfeld, Earlham Mystics, TOKiMONSTA, DJ Tennis and Sandunes.
Watch the visualiser for ‘Half-Light (Day Version) + Tracey Thorn’:
The All That Must Be Remixes fall on the eve of FitzGerald’s biggest live shows to date – two sold out nights at London’s EartH (formerly Hackney Arts Centre) with a subsequent UK tour. FitzGerald will also be appearing at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 25th in support of Jon Hopkins as part of War Child’s special Safe & Sound show.
All That Must Be Remixes will be available digitally HERE
01. Half-Light (Day Version)
02. Roll Back (Earlham Mystics Remix)
03. Outgrown (Sandunes Remix)
04. Half-Light (Special Request Remix)
05. Rollback (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
06. Passing Trains (Kornél Kovács & Matt Karmil Remix)
07. The Echo Forgets (DJ Tennis Remix)
08. Burns (DJ Seinfeld Remix)
09. Burns (HAAi’s Sci-fi Hi-fi Remix)
10. Burns (Moby Remix edit)
11. Burns (Moby Remix)
12. Half-Light (Special Request Dub Remix)
13. Half-Light (Day Version radio edit)
14. Burns (Club mix)
15. The Echo Forgets (Extended mix)
Fur Coat return to their own imprint Oddity with ‘The Sequel’ EP, backed by a huge remix from Rekids’ Radio Slave.
Venezuelan and now Barcelona-based duo Fur Coat have been steadily carving our their own brand of melodious Techno over the past few years. Initially rising up the ranks via releases on Crosstown Rebels, BPitch, and Last Night On Earth the duo have recently turning their focus to their own imprint Oddity, amongst output on Berlin institution Watergate and Joseph Capriati’s label Redimension.
‘Stargazing’ leads the package with entrancing, rising arpeggios, choppy bass hits and murky bass textures all dynamically unfolding around a weighty drum groove. ‘Orbital’ follows, stripping things back to a more refined, atmospheric feel via soft synth flutters, swirling echoes and eerie, unfolding bass licks.
Radio Slave’s ‘9118 Remix’ of ‘Plaid’ follows next, employing a robust amen break driven rhythm, glitched out synth lines and underlying strings steadily building tension throughout. The original mix of ‘Plaid’ continues the EP, dropping the tempo and laying focus on old school IDM tropes via multi-layered pads, bass and off-kilter drums. ‘Quantum’ then closes the package, a digital only bonus cut featuring brooding bass, dubby synth swells and a gritty 4/4 rhythmic drive.
Fur Coat ‘The Sequel’ is out on Oddity 14th December 2018.