24 Jul Remix City: Erika Spring + Jensen Sportag, Another + Ambinate, LUST
Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don’t have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone releases her solo project, with a remix by Jensen Sportag, and Chicago’s Another offers up an entire remix EP, with standouts from LUST and Ambinate.
Erika Spring – “Hidden”
Singer and keyboardist of Au Revoir Simone, Erika Spring, has just released a self-titled EP from the experimental pop label Cascine, which is curiously a record label guided by intuition. A quick browse through their catalog reveals a series of clever, often female-fronted forays into gentle pop music. “Hidden”, Erika Spring’s first single, comes with a burning underlying synth line that adds a depth to its already sultry qualities. The remix by Jensen Sportag throws a mellow haze atop it, in some senses, while picking up its dancing in the bedroom potentialities.
Erika Spring – “Hidden” (Jensen Sportag Remix)
Erika Spring – “Hidden” (Original)
Another – “Helicopter” & “Gold Glow”
We’d previously written about the ’80s-throwback, Bear In Heaven-reminiscent sounds of Chicago’s Another HERE, and it is our pleasure to hear New Jersey’s Ambinate give it a complete ambient rework. Gone are the ukelele feel-good pleasures of the track, to be replaced by discombobulated vocals and sounds for sensual meltdown, to really make good on delivering a pleasurable songwriting arc. LUST’s remix of “Gold Glow”, to follow, ups the song’s already present melancholy and thunders it into dramatic heights. Further remixes can be heard on Another’s SoundCloud, along with his last album and some cover projects.
Another – “Helicopter” (Ambinate Remix)
Another – “Helicopter” (Original)
Another – “Gold Glow” (LUST Remix)
Another – “Gold Glow” (Original)