Detachments reMixed by T&A

We enthused about Detachments latest single ‘Holiday Romance’ and we’ve loves some of the reMixes that have come around so far.

Particularly likening this minimal mix by T&A which gives the track more of an electronic post-punk feel with bonus acid squelching and cowbell! Then, halfway though the track the bridge kicks in and the track turns into a really absorbing and listenable analog synth wig-out.

Detachments – Holiday Romance (T&A End Of The Pier reMix)

‘Holiday Romance is out now on THISISNOTANEXIT!

Detachments @ Beatport

Detachments @ Juno

Detachments @ 7Digital

Detachments @ Amazon

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Detachments’ ‘Holiday Romance’ video

London based Indie-Electro outfit Detachments are dropping their début album this month, on 20th September, to be preceded by the single ‘Holiday Romance’.

‘Holiday romance’ is an awesome track, with hints of Lo-Fi SynthPop, Indie-Electro and Minimal Synth, which manages to be sombre and danceable at the same time. We’re expecting great things from the album.

Here’s the video, about which the trio has to say “This is what French New Wave cinema visionary Jean-Luc Godard would have made if he was in his 20’s, on the dole, by the sea, in England 1986”


‘Holiday Romance is out 13th September on THISISNOTANEXIT and features reMixes from Wrong Island, Cave Paintings boss Andy Blake and Cosmo.

Detachments @ Beatport

Detachments @ Juno

Detachments @ 7Digital

Detachments @ Amazon

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Detachments – H.A.L.

Today sees the release of Detachments limited edition 12” of live favourite ‘H.A.L.’ on THISISNOTANEXIT. This is an updated version of the track, produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford and it’s a post-punk-robo-disco juggernaut that wouldn’t have sounded out of place in the dark Industrial clubs of the early and mid-80’s.

You can pick up the 12” here.

Detachments @ Beatport

Detachments @ Juno

Detachments @ 7Digital

Detachments @ Amazon

Detachments reMixed


Wow! THISISNOTANEXIT records are certainly on a roll right now! November last year saw the release of the single ‘Circles’ by not-quite-from-Manchester dark Indie-Dance outfit Detachments and the label has just dropped the third, and final, instalment of reMixes.

The James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco) produced original has already been tackled by such names as Mighty Mouse and Night Plane and here gets treated to three wildly different mixes by Beg To Differ, Dscio and Spectral Empire. Beg To Differ had already dropped the Dub version of their reMix in the first remix package but now we are treated to the full vocal version which keeps up the ominous mood but feeds the tune through a dark SynthPop machine. Dsico’s US Post-Punk/New Wave mix is almost eerily authentic sounding and Spectral Empire round off the selection with their tribal John Carpenter soundtrack-esq epic horror noisescape.

Detachments – Circles (Beg To Differ Mix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Detachments – Circles (Dsico reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Detachments – Circles (Spectral Empire Mix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Detachments are currently in the studio working on their début album with the likes of Trevor (Playgroup) Jackson, Tim (DFA) Goldsworthy and Andrew Weatherall, this latest bunch of reMixes was released a couple of weeks ago and can be purchased here:

Detachments @ Beatport

Detachments @ Juno

Detachments @ 7Digital

Detachments @ Amazon

Parallels; Ultralight


I love Toronto, and if you look closely enough there is some great Electronic music to be found there. Parallels (who you may remember from Kitsuné Maison 8) are at the top of the Toronto scene Featuring ex-Crystal Castles drummer Cameron Findlay, Holly Dodson and Joey Kehoe, the band are about to drop a rerecorded version of their single from last year ‘Ultralight’ with a huge reMix package on THISISNOTANEXIT records

As soon as this new Album Version of ‘Ultralight’ kicks in with it’s synth bass you just know it’s gonna’ be good. The Moroder-esq arpeggios drive the song into a wonderfully 80’s chorus that you just can’t resist. Parallels have mated to sound authentically retro without descending into any kind of parody or exaggeration. I really could be taping this off of Top Of The Pops!

Speaking as someone who has been into Electro/Synth music (mostly SynthPop) all my life, it’s tracks like this that just put such a huge grin on my face!

Club Silencio’s moody Dub tinged Disco kicks off the reMix line up that also features Detachments’ robo-invasion, which is a cool reMix that warps the track and reminds me of early Cybotron tracks like R-9. Also featured is fellow SynthPopper The Dark Esquire who brings his style of deep synthetic Pop to the package.

Parallels – Ultralight (Album Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Parallels – Ultralight (Club Silencio Rmx) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Parallels – Ultralight (Detachments Rmx) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Parallels – Ultralight (The Dark Esquire Re-Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

What can I say?, the reMixes are good, but it’s the album Version that has made my listening day! The EP drops 8th February, buy it!

Parallels @ Beatport

Parallels @ Juno

Parallels @ 7Digital

Parallels @ Amazon

UPDATE: Simon from THISISNOTANEXIT has stopped by to let us know you can order the 12″ here.

Mirror People


House/Electronica producer Rui Maia is back and dropping beats under the guise of Mirror People. Counting New Order, Add N To (X), Giorgio Moroder and Suicide amongst his influences (and you can bet Kraftwerk too!), you can see them shine through in this almost minimal slice of Electro. ‘Diamonds’ is a blipy little tune whose sheer electronicness can’t help but put a smile on my face.

Mirror People – Diamonds (zShare) (MediaFire)

Check out a couple of reMixes he’s done for Detachments (really Kraftwerky!) and blogtastic Nu-Disco act Neon Indian.

Detachments – The Flowers That Fell (Mirror People ‘Re-Make Re-Model’ Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Neon Indian – Mind, Drips (Mirror People reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Go visit Rui @ MySpace and Mirror People @ SoundCloud!

Mirror People @ SoundCloud

Rui Maia @ MySpace