We got to catch London based Krautrock/Synth/Coldwave/something outfit Public Service Broadcasting live at Bestival last year and they fast became one of the weekends highlights. While on record they aren’t quite out thing, live they are utterly fantastic. The duo have a new album, The Race For Space out soon and the records lead single, Gagarin, as been given a storming reMix by Disco don come Housemeister Psychemagik.
the original track is an almost Jazzy live performance, loaded with guitars and brass, but Psychemagik takes all those elements and gives them a machine makeover. The bassline, a loose if hypnotic affair on the original, becomes a hard hitting and compelling robots march on this mix aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Retaining PSB’s newsreel feel and the tune’s soul, Psychemagik flips it into an electronic, almost EBM at times, floorfiller.
♫ Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin (Psychemagik reMix)
Public Service Broadcasting’s The Race For Space is released 23rd February.
At the weekend, 70s/80s Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry dropped an absolutely massive collection of reMixes of his 1985 single, Don’t Stop The Dance. It’s a classic tune that was ripe for reMixing and the line up he has picked to do the deeds is pretty impressive. There’s a whopping eleven reMixes in the package, including these three choice cuts from Todd Terje, Punks Jump Up and Psychemagik.
Terje’s take in the tune is truly sublime. Surpassing even his last encounter with Bryan Ferry (he previously reMixed the Ferry track Alphaville), Terje gets into a spiralling Cosmic Italo groove that is unrelenting for it’s whole ten minute length. Undulating arpeggios and chilly Scandinavian Disco beats clash with space age synths and Dubbed out vocals until the whole track coalesces into one big, tight, funky synthetic siren’s song. Punks Jump up deliver some of their particular brand of sax fueled, late 80s influenced, jump up House tunes. Introducing a bouncy synth bassline and swirls of intoxicating retro sounds and haunting horns, Punks Jump Up’s is definitely the one we’re most excited about hearing on the dancefloor. Blissed Out Nu-Disco hippy Psychemagik’s take on the tune wraps the original in a variety of vintage House sounds and a trippy Disco vibe. This is quite a package they’ve put together, and it sounds like these guys had a lot of fun playing with this tune, the results are certainly worth checking out.
Late March sees the 2nd Birthday of Electro superstar Mylo’s Italo-Disco London outings Ecstasy, Passion & Pain. To celebrate in style the man has brought together a crazy good line-up to party at XOYO in the 22nd.
Indie-ElectroPop darlings Metronomy’s new single ‘Everything Goes My Way’ come complete with a hold host of pretty awesome reMixes.
the single was released at the start of this week and features Veronica Fall’s Roxanne Clifford helping out with the vocals. the headliner reMix comes from Ewan Pearson, who’s deeply electronic reMix combines a retro synth bassline with the kind of intricate programming that makes me think of the first Simian Mobile Disco album, but with more of a Disco vibe. It’s great, involving, Electro stuff. Psychemagik go for a more early ‘90’s House flavour with a post-Chicago deepness (despite “post-Chicago deepness” being a dick thing to say, it does kinda’ sound like that) and just the right amount of M1 piano and airy pads.
♫ Metronomy (Feat. Roxanne Clifford) – Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson reMix)