Acclaimed underground hitmaker Tim Green is back on Toronto’s My Favorite Robot Records serving up two more astounding club tracks that are sure to make a big impact this autumn.
Green has put out some truly anthemic and chart topping techno tracks in recent times, including a recent reworking of Paul McCartney which was a Beatport hit over the summer and his standout remix of Atelier Francesco which also sat near the top of the charts. They come on Get Physical, where he has also mixed it up recently for their official Body Language series, Get Weird and of course the highly respected Cocoon Recordings. With such an appealing sound it is no wonder Green is constantly playing the world’s finest clubs and festivals (with an upcoming show at Panorama Bar in November) and this latest offering is sure to only see his stock rise yet further with its slightly deeper and more moody overtones.
The mighty ‘Headless Stride’ is a slow burning and sensuous track that sucks you into its elastic groove. Dotted with cosmic melodies, it builds to an intense but soothing high point that will offer a great moment of emotional release in any set, thanks to its poised chords and meaningful bass.
The slightly more direct ‘Nekk It’ is busier and more full, with rubbery drums, rolling bass and shuffling hi-hats all slithering away and getting under your skin. Atmospheric and tender, it really is a masterfully well paced and balanced cut that is as spacious as it is sleek.
Few people are as on point as Green right now, and once again here he comes up with the goods for the influential My Favorite Robot label.
1. Headless Stride
2. Nekk It
‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ brought Paul McCartney fame in the 1970s and now Timo Maas and James Teej have brought new life into it for 2016 on Virgin Records. Tim Green steps up for the first reinterpretation of the applauded record with a sleek and emotive remix that breaks into the heart of this special record.
Back in April NME broke news of “the origins of a mysterious house remix of Paul McCartney,” while Rolling Stone wrote that it had been “transformed into a club piece with the approval of Macca“. Many fell in love with the record instantly and Billboard mused that they had “captured the imagination of music fans”.
“The first concert I ever went to was Paul McCartney at Earls Court in 1993, I was 9 years old.’ Tim Green recalled. ‘It was a privilege to remix this new version, and I tried incorporating and respecting both versions in my remix.” Possessing the ability to effortlessly manoeuvre through the realms of house and techno, Tim Green has been responsible for countless high profile releases on highly revered labels including Cocoon, Dirtybird, Get Physical and brought his remixing skills to music from Friendly Fires, Cassius and Seth Troxler. He has constantly experimented across the spectrum of electronic music, stamping his work with ingenuity, fearlessness and fun.
After a busy year of Hot Chip commitments, New Build return this autumn with an EP entitled ‘Luminous Freedom Remixed’. The original track, ‘Luminous Freedom’ is taken from New Build’s self-produced debut album, ‘Pour It On’. Watch the official video below, directed by George Wu. The video itself features a range of “famous faces”, from Roald Dahl and Nick Cave to Brad Pitt and Ringo Starr.
‘Luminous Freedom Remixed’ is a 6 track EP of diverse remixes. Taking the lead on remix duties is house and techno wizard Tim Green and the Berlin experimental pop adventurer, rRoxymore. Further interpretations come courtesy of newcomer, Darkly who blends pop sensibilities with darker, industrial sounds and renowned techno producer, Phil Kieran. The package is topped off with a remix of ‘Look In Vain’ by DFA’s golden boy, Sinkane.
‘Pour It On’ is New Build’s celebrated album of rich, monolithic dance music, featuring the vocals of Al Doyle (Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem) alongside Felix Martin (Hot Chip) and Tom Hopkins. Steered by the band’s love of 70s folk visionaries, vintage British science fiction and modern techno, the messages woven into the album are both poetic and political.
The ‘Luminous Freedom Remixed’ release coincides with Hot Chip’s UK, US and European tour, kicking off on 13th October.
After several acclaimed releases on Black Butter, 24-year-old producer / DJ KIDNAP KID introduces his bold new production with the double A-side single ‘Fall / Freedom’ which represents his FFRR debut and is out on June 8th.
Both ‘Fall’ and ‘Freedom’ represent a natural evolution from what KIDNAP KID delivered with early favourites such as ‘Vehl’ and ‘So Close’. His sound has developed into a deeper, more progressive style of house style infused with techno. Inspired in part by his extensive World touring, the two tracks progress and evolve in surprising new directions: ‘Fall’ builds in intensity from its atmospheric introduction, his adept production adding layer upon layer of clinical precision. Sure to become a club staple in big rooms. ‘Freedom’ wields a collection of creativity around a simple stripped back hook and a distinctive chime imbued breakdown.
Below you can stream a great club-ready remix of ‘Fall’ by London’s Tim Green.