Marcus Marr, who brought us the unforgettable, sleazy acid-disco highlight of 2013, ‘Purple Moon’, turns to this recent single from Royksopp & Robyn and adds a generous measure of his talent. Appearing as vocal mix and dub versions, Marr’s production twists a darker, but quite suitable, nu-disco zest into the sombre original.
Josh Wink reworks a characteristically ethereal and seductive number from Vince Watson to give it more of a functional dancefloor sheen, building over a smooth percussive groove for several minutes towards a mesmerising explosion of ambient melody; packing enough power to make the dancefloor collectively fall over. A secret weapon worth packing into your arsenal.
Part two of the 'Infra Audientia' series showcases more of the cherry-picked innovators in the modern intelligent bracket. ‘Gone’ by London-based Native starts the EP with a smooth liquid cut, decorated with an emotional pitched-down vocal. Tinged with melancholy, this is a beautiful piece, although in some places the arrangement is a little odd. The twinkling piano and subtle sub, however, make this a pleasure to listen to. Check out the jazzy second track from Ower too.
Acid-flecked vocal monster in a Prodigy stylee from London-based MC Punkture. A brace of house/garage mixes from Paleface tone down the grimy noisenik tendencies of the original to complete the package.