18+ generously handed over a load of stems to some respected producers, and what they got back is represented on They Remixes. Suicideyear, Mr. Mitch, Tia Maria and Audri Nix do the duties, representing sounds from trap to grime and countries from Puerto Rico to Portugal. 500 copies of heavyweight vinyl, on Houndstooth.
Heavyweight vinyl 12" on Houndstooth inc. Suicideyear, Mr. Mitch, Tia Maria Producoes and Audri Nix remixes. Edition of 500 copies.
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Ah, the gruesome twosome’s remix EP. Yep, there are secrets hidden behind those innocent high school impressions of the members of 18+, secrets that I wouldn’t even understand. Have a listen to their LP ‘Trust’ and tell me I’m lying. Aside from the disappointment with their omission of a remix of ‘Eyes Shut’, this is an exciting release for sure.
Suicideyear make a trap tune out of ‘Cake’ that doesn’t piss me off. it’s much dreamier that the rest of the genre, and lacks the annoying hi-hats and arrogant vocal slices that will usher the style to a necessary grave. Mr. Mitch switches the lights off during the act, slowing the tempo to create a durty R&B dirge, weaving some strings and synths around Ms. 18+’s vocals. Things get funky Portuguese-style on Tia Maria Produções’ choppy house-esque rework of ‘OIXU’ that’s bouncier than Ian’s pump-up Jabba the Hutt. This one is undoubtedly the party tune, a crowd of smashed folk is going wild in my head.
’Crow’ gets changed slightly by the Puerto Rican Audri Nix, who records a translation of the lyrics, leaving the crow and its surrounding beats intact, because she knows they’re amazing as they are. So yeah there’s some cool stuff on here, nothing too groundbreaking, but great nonetheless. Out now on Houndstooth.
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