Last year at Warp’s 25th Anniversary show we were lucky enough to play the set before LFO’s Mark Bell and spent some time with him after his show. We actually played an earlier version of this remix that night and have since finished it off as the version now on the mixtape. His set that night was amazing and to be there on the birthday and see LFO in all it’s glory was perfect. RIP Mark Bell. – Darkstar
A couple of songs from the record have surfaced so far, but Water Slides is the lead single leading up to the record’s release – and, as that release date approaches, the band have shared a new remix of the song by 808 State’s Graham Massey. Massey has put his name to a lot of remixes over his 20+ year career with 808 State, but the past couple of years have seen him tone down on the remix output. Maybe he’s only taking on jobs when he can do something wild, as in the case of this rework of Water Slides, which hollows out most traces of the original song, turning it into a spectral yet funky machine dub. [Source]
Glasgow based producer Rustie is a tastemaker and a forward-thinker in the bass world and whenever he puts his name on something, you never have to question the level of quality. French producer Big Dope P has recruited Rustie’s talents to his new EP with a remix of his track “Hit Da Blokk,” and does not disappoint. With this new take on the track, we hear his slashing synths he’s become known for, relentless percussion filling out the background, a new melody and tasteful builds and drops. Stream the full song below and you can now pick up the EP on iTunes.
Amorphous Can style grooves abound, alongside some distinctly Italo synth work. New album ‘C’ is forthcoming, with Clash able to premiere a very special remix of lead track ‘Colombe’. Polo & Pan re-cast ‘Colombe’ as a slow burning piece of bubbling disco, with icy atmospherics and the feel of the French riviera on a cool late summer’s eve in 1981. [Source]
Okay, so we know what you’re thinking: “Heavy Metal Be Bop 2” sounds a bit like a spin-off from that damned Kidz Bop series. Rest assured it’s not—but rather an exercise in some seriously delicious disco/dance groves. (Hey, it’s from Moodoïd a French rock whose founder Pablo Padovani has marked time with both Melody’s Echo Chamber and Tame Impala—he wouldn’t steer you wrong.) Turzi’s remix of “Heavy Metal Be Bop 2” is a bit more dubby, and certainly weirder than the original. But it’s got some serious bite. Listen below. If you want to keep the vibe going, take note—the Heavy Metal Be Bop 2 Remix EP is out tomorrow.