One of our prized pick-ups from this year’s Record Store Day was the second reMix 12” from L.A. Future R&B experimentalist BANKS. The reMixes Part 2 release featured two version of her most often reMixed track Beggin’ For Thread; one of which came straight from Belgian Disco maestro Aeroplane. Vito De Luca’s mix has just hit the digital world on his SoundCloud page, so if you didn’t manage to get hold of the record you can wrap your Internet ears around it right now.
You know where you are with an Aeroplane reMix. Vito consistently delivers quality like a brand name you can trust. Cleanly produced Disco and House, bright and shiny, with Pop sensibilities that what Aeroplane stands for and on this reMix he flips BANKS’ enigmatic presence into a bouncy DiscoPop existence, her smoky vocals taking on a new upbeat quality among Aeroplane’s buoyant bass and lush pads.
Liverpudlian producer, and Disclosure collaborator, Friend Within has served up this wonderful House reMix of LA experimental R&B songstress BANKS ‘s latest single Beggin’ For Thread. Friend Within is currently making quite a name for himself, having turned in a mix for Annie Mac, a critically acclaimed EP in Hypercolour and releasing the track The Mechanism with Disclosure; all in such a short amount of time. This massive reMix is only going to add to his reputation.
Ensuring his House is both Deep and Chicago on this reMix, Friend Within takes BANKS’ woozy original straight to the dancefloor. There’s no mucking around on this one, it’s just straight up 909s, organ stabs and a booming bass. There’s even a little bit of an Acid vibe burbling away in the background. Friend Within utilises the vocals pretty perfectly, chiming in with the chorus in just the right spots. High energy goodness from an awesome original.
LA’s moody future R&B experimentalist BANKS’ new single Beggin For Thread was already making waves with it’s compelling left field (but groovy) dark soulful ElectroPop stylings. Now it;s here in video form.
Directed by Barnaby Roper, the clip captures the dark beauty of BANKS’ music perfectly.
Out this week is the new single from Blog Sound showstopper Banks who continues to tease us with hints of her forthcoming début album. The track, Brain, is produced by Shlohmo, who is apparently a person; but unlike previous collaborators such as SHON and TEED, not a person we’ve heard of. Whoever Shlohomo is, though, makes some sumptuous sounds for Banks to warble over.
Brain is an involving, deep, five minutes that’s just peppered with Bank’s greatness. Her vocals soar over the distorted backing, guiding the track through rises and falls and sweeping the listener along with her. Smooth R&B beats and a nod to LA Funk are all mixed up in this electronic melting pot. Epic stuff.