‘you can’ stares directly into the haze and the strobes of the transformative night-out documented throughout gabe gurnsey’s debut lp, ‘physical’. undoubtedly one of the record’s most outright hedonistic moments, ‘you can’ finds gabe cheekily intoning an invitation to dance, get high, or both, assisted by a deeply trippy sonic atmosphere and a seductive, twilight bassline.
in the spirit of classic extended edits, the ‘extended dub’ version unpicks and expands on each of these elements, retaining the solid groove of the original while transforming it into a heady dancefloor tool. a staple of electro for the past two decades, the hacker meanwhile continues his recent hot streak with his remix of ‘you can’. firmly executed with his usual cyber-militancy, his simple but effective reimagining is littered with elasticated synth stabs, urgent oscillations and an audible desire to transform gurnsey himself into a man-machine.
taken from gabe gurnsey’s upcoming debut solo lp, ‘physical’ on phantasy, eyes over zones in on a proto-hacienda groove that’s undistilled militant funk, loose and lucid elements of electro and dub-laden drums conspire to offer an alluring landscape for gurnsey’s restless vocals. the harder-hitting extended dub takes more precise aim at the dancefloor, allowing each disparate, analogue element more room to unfold across a throbbing baseline.
there is no doubt that daniel avery was one of 2012s most exciting djs and producers. a critically acclaimed fabric mix cd as well as the need electric and water jump eps gaining praise and plays from djs as diverse as ritchie hawtin, tiga, maya jane coles, soulwax, damian lazarus, skream, the chemical brothers, seth troxler and erol alkan, whose phantasy label is daniels home.
fresh from starting his own label insult to injury, timothy clerkin returns to ransom note records with the knife edge heart ep. three tracks of stirring techno for dark basements and warm hearts. timothy is a very interesting man, but hes also the sort of person whod rather let his music do the talking, so well move on swiftly. the mvp here is knife edge heart, an unabashed pop song whose shimmering exterior is cut through with flashes of steely darkness. frequent collaborator natalie reiss’ glacial voice is held at the perfect level of remove, while timothy allows his love of shoegaze to blossom with a guitar line that seems to extend like a ladder to the stars. with you bridges timothys opposing impulses, balancing sparkling synths and a celestial vocal sample with churning low-end, while divisive is paranoid warehouse techno at its very best. with his debut solo album out soon on phantasy, gabe gurnsey of factory floor stops by for a lurching, seasick remix of knife edge heart that sounds like the onset of the robot apocalypse weve all been promised for so long. after cutting his teeth as one half of eskimo twins, timothy launched his solo career in 2014 under the now-retired heretic moniker. hes since released on labels including throne of blood, hard fist and days of being wild. timothys last release on rsn was the serenade ep, which brought us plenty of special moments last year - most memorably andrew weatherall closing out his houghton quarry set with execute. heres to many more this summer and beyond.
mugwumps subfield label introduces its first signings with the belgian-italo duo front de cadeaux (brilliantly named after the belgian ebm pioneer group front 242). front de cadeaux are dj athome & dj hugosan. hugo runs the roccodisco label with italian disco mastermind rodion (gomma/nein) while belgian killer dj athome has been spinning italo wave & house in brussels since the 90 s. they expertly produced their own brand of supreme rallentato, which is a fucked-up slo-mo italo, acid, disco, techno and house hybrid that so rightly fits with subfield s mission statement of covering subgenres. their 2 first outings on roccodisco have been remixed by fabrizio mammarella and optimos jd twitch, and a staple in ivan smagghes sets. this full ep on subfield features 2 original f2c obscene & dirty slo-mo tracks at their most playful, ouvre ta bouche and front de cadeaux theme plus the magnificent dub-house of killers. remixes comes courtesy of factory floor s gabe gurnsey (dfa) in a quite brutal bleep-techno mood and manchester s nu-balearic kingpin ruf dug (music for dreams), getting into what he described as a 808 snare roll warehouse analog fucked-up version.
remix !!phantasy are proud to present a remix of ghost cultures guidecca. a stretched rework from factory floor s gabe gurnsey, transforming the original into a glitchy progression of post-industrial tech house, complete with chopped vocal edits and hypnotic synth lines. limited to a few one-sided 12s.
exzellente remix-ep des norwegischen duos soft as snow, das seinen futuristisch-experimentellen pop von vier schillernden persönlichkeiten neu bearbeiten lässt: lucy aus italien (stroboscope artefacts), brian degraw aus nyc (gang gang dance), gabe gurnsey (factory floor), sowie der estländerin maria minerva.
inspiriert zu seinem neuen album >oh no i love you< wurde tim bei einem lampchop-konzert in manchester, das für ihn eines der leisesten, aber dennoch kraftvollsten konzerte seines lebens war. lampchop-frontmann kurt wagner gab ihm daraufhin den tipp mit nashville-produzent mark nevers, in dessen beech house studios dann tims neues werk aufgenommen werden sollte. zugegen waren mitglieder von lampchop, clem snide und my morning jacket, von factory floor und den high llamas, chris scruggs, enkel des legendären eral scruggs, und lofi-legende r stevie moore schauten vorbei und machten ebenfalls mit. so entstand ein intimes songwriter-album mit positiver grundstimmung, auf dem strings, bläser und ein gospelchor nicht fehlen durften.
limitiertes deluxe doppel-vinyl (original + remixe) im klappcover, inklusive cd-kopie des albums und 12 inch booklet.
following the international success of his much acclaimed debut lp, drone logic, daniel avery expands on his wide reaching world with a carefully curated collection of remixes from the artists with whom averys forward facing electronic style shares the deepest affinity. inviting each producer to either compliment, reconstruct or occasionally rebuild his original compositions, new energy stands as a testament to the strength of the current state of affairs in electronic music, borne out of one of its most original talents.