‘Be Strong’, the début album from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell A. K. A.The 2 Bears, was released yesterday and to commemorate the occasion the duo has given away this reMix of their last single ‘Work’ by the quintessential English SynthPop trio Saint Etienne.
It’s been a busy old time for Sarah Cracknell and the guys, just last week the announced their first studio album in seven years with a blistering new track, and now this deep electronic mix of ‘Work’. Although not an obvious match Saint Etienne and The 2 Bears work really well together, both have a quirky Britishness about them, both vocally and musically. Saint Etienne keep it simple with a House beat and low basses giving the whole mis a stripped down Progressive feel that slowly builds with a House Piano. Whilst not a peak time mix of the track, this version is just the ticket for the more seedy, adventurous dancefloor. So glad Saint Etienne are back, still going strong after 21 years!
‘Be Strong’ is out now, the Saint Etienne reMix of ‘Work’ features on the deluxe version of the album. You can stream the album here.
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