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Video: GoGo Penguin – Kora (Cornelius Remix)

Taken from the remix album “GGP/RMX”. Album out May 7th 2021 : http://GoGoPenguin.lnk.to/RMX​

Pascal Schumacher – Re: Amarcord (Fejká’s Daydream Version)


PASCAL SCHUMACHER ANNOUNCES “RE: SOL” AND RELEASES FEJKÁ REWORK ‘AMARCORD (DAYDREAM VERSION)’ –
OUT APRIL 13th

The vibraphonist and composer, Pascal Schumacher made a name for himself in a variety of collaborative endeavours from quartets to symphonic orchestras before discovering the liberation and wisdom of going solo with his 2020 release SOL, “I found out so much about myself alone, more than I ever would have imagined,” he says. The album captured Schumacher’s newfound passion for solitude in all its magnetism and exposed the depth of his relationship with the vibraphone through 14 tracks of breathtaking tenderness.  Almost a year on from the album, Schumacher invites four other solo musicians to reinterpret tracks from SOL. Re: SOL is an intimate and focused experiment on colliding solitudes. 

Pascal Schumacher has invited Fejká, an electronic music producer from Germany to join his project. Torn between the dreamy, soft atmosphere of ambient music and the hard punchy vibe of techno, Fejká’s style has varied influences with the producer knowing just how to harness the best of two contrasting genres. 

In Fejká’s rework of Amarcord, which sees the producer take the tune into his terrain of atmospheric electronic music, there’s an overwhelming sense that sounds were crafted with utmost care. Downtempo rhythmic beats and elegant synth samples take center-stage, all the while the vibraphone makes discreet appearances lightening what could otherwise be a much darker mood. “I was looking for a specific part that’s easy to loop because my music is quite atmospheric but also repetitive and evolving. With ‘Amarcord’ I immediately felt that the percussive bell sounding loop created an atmosphere in my head which I wanted to continue working on,” says Fejká, “The drums and synths, and other leads followed suit and the whole sound was already created in a really short time.” 

Pascal Schumacher – Re: Tropismes (Viktor Orri Árnason Version)

The vibraphonist and composer, Pascal Schumacher made a name for himself in a variety of collaborative endeavours from quartets to symphonic orchestras before discovering the liberation and wisdom of going solo with his 2020 release SOL, “I found out so much about myself alone, more than I ever would have imagined,” he says. The album captured Schumacher’s newfound passion for solitude in all its magnetism and exposed the depth of his relationship with the vibraphone through 14 tracks of breathtaking tenderness.  Almost a year on from the album, Schumacher invites four other solo musicians to reinterpret tracks from SOL. Re: SOL is an intimate and focused experiment on colliding solitudes.

Viktor Orri Árnason,  who worked with post-classical visionaries such as Jóhann Jóhannsson or Hildur Guðnadóttir chose to deconstruct Schumacher’s track Tropismes. With his signature unconventional, and oftentimes idiosyncratic, approach to arrangement he rebuilds Tropismes as an abstract and increasingly moving landscape that comes together and peaks at the very end. “I felt the piece offered a lot of possibilities where my creative input would also have space and be noticed. The original piece is minimalistic and small in terms of instrumentation and I thought it would be fun to make it bigger and yet hold on to the minimalistic feel of the track,” says Viktor Orri Árnason, “for me it was the most fun to manipulate the vibration of the vibraphone itself, and let that inspire the rest of the rework.”

Grandbrothers – Organism (Mogwai Remix)

Following the release of their new album ‘All The Unknown’ on City Slang in January, Grandbrothers have given their track “Organism” to Scotland’s legendary chart-topping band Mogwai for a propulsive, atmospheric remix.

Of the remix Mogwai’s Barry Burns comments: “I was listening to Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears a couple of days before starting the remix and thought I’d channel the guitar part from that into this remix. Seemed to fit nicely. Love the boys’ drum parts and just mangled them a little bit, replayed some piano lines on synths and a bit of my singing over the top of it all.”

Video: Chromatics – Shadow (Maceo Plex Remix)

Acclaimed U.S live electronic band Chromatics announce remix package for their classic single, Shadow. Featuring remixes from Maceo PlexDean Hurley, MelawatiAcorne 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 PitchforkShadow 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 LeeLaura 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.
 
Tracklist:

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 – Falling Spikes (UNKLE Reconstruction)

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

Video: Christian Löffler – Dir Jehova

Dir Jehova’ a J.S. Bach rework by Christian Löffler, from the album ‘Parallels’. Video directed by Matías Montecinos.

Get ‘Parallels’: https://DG.lnk.to/parallels

Klangkarussell & GIVVEN – Follow (Max Manie Remix)

“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!

Krust – Negative Returns (Four Tet Remix)

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, BatuCalibre, 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.

Video: Get Well Soon – Funny Treats (Mollono.Bass Remix)

Buy here: https://fanlink.to/funny_treats_rmxs