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Following up on the success of his debut LP ‘Opening’, French producer Superpoze has invited three eminent producers to rework tracks from the album, to be released digitally on various dates through Combien Mille Records.
The first track will be Danish producer Sekuoia’s take on ‘Overseas’, and will be unveiled on 10th July. The original recently had its video premiered on FACT, who described it as one of the LP’s highlights. Directed by François Larpin:
Sekuoia makes the most of Superpoze’s hauntingly disembodied vocal samples, highlighting them over the kind of expertly crafted beat typical of Superpoze’s early work especially.
Sekuoia himself is quickly gaining esteem as a producer, with Beatport recently calling him ‘Denmark’s finest electronic musician’. His reputation has led to him being booked across Europe at festivals such as Roskilde and Amsterdam Dance Event, as well as a recent appearance with Superpoze in Paris.
The second rework comes from veteran of the French beat scene, and a frequent collaborator with Superpoze, Dream Koala. Superpoze says that the two share a lot musically, with Dream Koala being the first person he asked to listen to the LP demos.
His take on ‘Unlive’ foregrounds the gloriously reverb-drenched guitar of the original. Dream Koala also heavily accentuates the half-time beat toyed with in Superpoze’s version with his own cavernous, power ballad percussion. Dream Koala’s rework will be released on 24th July.
Jean Tonique provides the final track in the series with a laid back house workout around ‘Time Travel’. Bringing a refreshing, infectious departure from Superpoze’s more introspective original, Jean’s version is in a perfect mood to see out the series of collaborations – as well as the summer – with a scheduled release of 28th August.
Superpoze’s LP has been gaining plenty of exposure since its release earlier this year. Now the quality of these ‘Opening’ reworks serves as further testament to the incredible esteem in which this young French producer is held.