When you’re reMixing SynthPop legends Pet Shop Boys, do you try an bee all hip with whatever sounds are packing dancefloors at the time, or do you think “fuck it” and go all mid-80s reMix? It seems like producer extraordinaire Stuart Price wisely took the latter path and had dropped a track that could comfortable sit on the B-side of any number of 1985-1987 PSB 12”s, albeit with a little more contemporary studio slickness.
As well as drawing comparisons to Shep Pettibone’s classic, pumping, PSB reMixes, Stuart Price’s take on their new single, Memory Of The Future, surprisingly feels like it has a load of mid-80s Front 242 in it’s DNA. The fact that this Extended Mix sounds like extended mixes of our youth is giving us a nostalgic glow. With it’s vintage drum sounds, digital bass and icy pads, this Price mix obviously goes perfectly with Tennant’s vocal, this kind of track is what we’re most used to hearing him on. An excellent update to the classic PSB sound, this one is going to be on repeat for a while.
♫ Memory Of The Future (Stuart Price Extended Mix)
Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:
Pet Shop Boys’ new single ‘Winner’ is out today, it’s awesome stuff that we will bring you one their label sort their lives out, but today we’ll dedicate Going’ Old School to Britain’s finest SynthPop duo, starting with 1986’s Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money).
The tail end of the ‘80’s with Domino Dancing from 1988.
Here it is! The first new track from Pet Shop Boys highly anticipated forthcoming new album, ‘Elysium’.
Put together by Brian Bress, Pet Shop Boys and Andrew Dawson, they call it a short film for the track. How that differes from amusic video I have no idea, but they are Pet SHop BOys, I’ll take their word for it. The track is blissful, haunting and pure PSB. Excited.