My Heart Beats: Remixes And Versions
Released: 15th Aug, 2010
Label: Tru Thoughts
First up, Prince Fatty, who has been making waves with his authentic but modern reggae and dub project, puts “Midnight Sun” through his mixing deck, drafting in his crew of veteran players to turn out a brand new piece of music (plus a heavily dubbed-out version). Pure sunshine vibes!
Next is a cover of Radiohead’s “Street Spirit”. Natural Self told us “I originally did this on a whim – it’s one of my favourite Radiohead tunes. It was going round in my head one day and I realised it actually fits with the tune that DJ Shadow sampled for “Organ Donor”. Mmm, good idea for a mash up I thought… I then immediately realised I don’t like mash ups, I’m a snob like that. So one Sunday afternoon I set about doing it over from scratch. I liked the way it came out so I played it to Tru Thoughts’ A&R Robert Luis. We decided I should give it the proper treatment so I re-played the organ, re-sang the vocal and laced the drums sampling a recording from an unreleased Broken Keys session. This is how it came out.”
Natural Self also remixes himself, turning “All Static” into one of his unique percussive dancefloor nuggets. With Brazilian and Tropical influences and some space age synth noise this is a pure modern club rocker.
Jeremy Sole provides a soulful take on “Midnight Sun”. Jeremy is a Los Angeles based DJ, radio presenter on KCRW and producer, he is a big fan of the French singer Elodie Rama who co-wrote and sings on the track and specifically asked to remix it. This mix also features the talents of trumpet player Todd Simon (who has provided horns for the likes of Mayer Hawthorne and Kanye West).
The remaining three remixers explore Natural Self’s beats and abstract instrumental grooves in their own unique ways. Kid Kanevil (First Word) shows why he has been picking up many fans with his fusion of tough drums and electronic sounds. Eliphino has just had one of his tracks licensed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label and has magazines like XLR8R raving about him, he demonstrates his soulful electronic style perfectly here. Last but not least, French producer Yult asked if he could try to remix something from the album. We’re so glad he asked….Woah! This one is heavy! He took loads of parts from the original and completely twisted them, Year 3000 beats…
Make sure you check all the tracks….we definitely think there’s something on here that you’re really going to enjoy.