Sleepover are a favourite over at Oh Drat, and you may remember coverage of the remix competition they held for The Sun. The resultant EP has now been released, and both the quality and variety of the offerings is high.
working with a single idea demonstrates the ways different producers approach their music
It’s always interesting to hear a group of remixes, working with a single idea demonstrates the ways different producers approach their music. There’s real contrast, as Peripheral and Nigel One’s remix literally cuts, pastes and melds the entirety of the original into a new composition whilst Jacque Polynice’s version takes a much more subtle hint and builds a new track around it.
No sooner do I write about the inevitable decline of institutions that vinyl created than I’m presented with this, a digital 12″ from Jacque Polynice on Circuitree Records with a remix of a past single by Mike Slott.
Both songs have in common a brevity to their structure, complemented by a lateral depth that rewards repeated listening
Both songs have in common a brevity to their structure, complemented by a lateral depth that rewards repeated listening. Complex, almost subliminally subtle layering takes us down two different paths; in Skidda, Polynice creates a pensive yet driving industrialist landscape, whilst in Mike Slott’s B side remix of Obama O’s, the feeling is of tumbling through glades into a miniature world. Vox, percussive riffs and fills, and the in, out, nature of orchestral sounds that juxtapose the electronica are the name of the game.
The official release of this digital 12″ is the 13th of February, but you can check it out in advance now…