2 days ago
i never anticipated that i’d ever want - let alone commission - remixes of one the first tracks i produced just after leaving @deepdish.
but as with most of my career highlights, it sort of just happened organically.
one of the outtakes of the ribcage sessions was a version that had a dub reggae backbeat, supported by twisted echo and delay fx, as i had always felt that the track had a “dub” feel to it. though i long ago abandoned that idea, i found myself in #adriansherwood’s green room at @cphdistortion
festival, catching up with the legendary uk dub pioneer and one of my main influences growing up. i asked him if he’d be up for doing a mix of it and i was surprised that he agreed straight away, without having even heard the track. then, a few days later i was chatting on skype with alex from @dense_and_pika, and out of nowhere he mentioned that they’d love to remix ribcage, if i had ever planned on revisiting it.
and that’s pretty much how this played out; two wildly different takes, both done with respect of the source material and by two of my fave uk producers ever! hope you all dig this as much as i do!
to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ribcage, @dubfire
recruited two of the most respected names possible for remix duties.
first up, the unstoppable, unavoidable, unquenchable @dense_and_
pika who keep within the dramatic rising template but with a whole new set of instruments and
textures… and a percussion palette that absolutely sizzles when the whole groove kicks in mid-way. phenomenal!
hot on their heels comes a unique remix invitation to on-u legend and one of the uk’s most decorated and treasured studio controllers #adriansherwood. turning in a serious techno re-cut that pays tribute to every element and takes over 12 minutes to make sure they each shine amid the head-twisting pools of tripped-out decay, it’s clear his time with pinch has had a profound effect.
two incredibly well considered and detailed remixes that remind you what remixes should be…
out now exclusively on @beatport: #dubfire
- ribcage (remixes)
tec188 #ribcage #ribcageremixes #dubfire #denseandpika #outnow