Surahn Sidhu, otherwise known as Surahn, adds another milestone to his career belt today, with the release of second single “Into the Distance” – out via his own imprint, Utopian State. The track is being released with a visually indulgent video that spans a golden sunset, a motorbike and a magnificent stretch of sand.
Following his previous single, “Wanted To Fly”, Australia’s Surahn doesn’t fail to soothe the senses once again. Soft percussion is underlined by a sumptuous bass groove on the new track – sparking comparisons with Jazz-funk luminaries in the guise of James Mason and beyond. The video pans across a sun-kissed beach and the mellow vocals transport the visuals into a dreamlike daze, perfectly complementing the psychedelia-heavy track.
Also known in a more electronic-guise as Sidwho?, Surahn has achieved high acclaim in his career to date, most recently slaying in the US playing DJ sets in NYC, LA and San Francisco. He performed in the Flight Facilities x MSO show in Melbourne last October, that featured a 90-piece orchestra and included a massive lineup of guests such as Reggie Watts, Owl Eyes and Katie Noonan – and toured as guest vocalist for the entire Australian summer series of major festivals.
The Adelaide-born musician includes being the founding member of The Swiss and a long-time touring member of Empire of the Sun as highlights on his musical CV – and has a forthcoming album sure to display all his finest musical expertise.
Watch the video and enjoy three minutes of guilt free reverie.
Surahn “Wonderful" (Aeroplane & Miami Horror Remixes)
At tail end of 2012 DFA released an incredible debut EP by singer songwriter producer genius Surahn, also a member of The Swiss & band member in Empire of the Sun. We followed that EP with a slam dunk remix of "Watching The World” from Prins Thomas, and now DFA & Surahn have 2 more to share – Aeroplane & Miami Horror. Both remixes succeedwonderfully in translating Surahn’s soulful pop single “Wonderful” into 2 bright & blissful bangers.
Shit Robot “We Got A Love” (Paul Woolford Remix & Dub)
The creative partnership of Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot & Reggie Watts yielded "We Got A Love” one of the wonkiest house singles DFA has released. When we asked DFA remixing alumni Paul Woolford to have a crack at the tune, we had no idea Paul & his Special Deliveryproject would take off in such a major way. Either way, he strips and flips the rubbery soul of it into something leaner – and does very nuanced work to a special track. Both the vocal and dub are worth trying out, perhaps back to back?
The Juan Maclean “Feel Like Movin’” (Leon Vynehall Remix)
Feel Like Movin’ was named Best New Track by Pitchfork. This officially makes it relevant and "critically acclaimed” so we won’t spend any more time except to say it is the best song made by anyone ever and includes Nancy Whang on vocals. The remixing duties of this went to the capable and English hands of “overnight sensation” Leon Vynehall who turned in a sensational remix virtually overnight. As many have already brought to our attention, the remixing “rules”. It does.