Not sure how much mileage there will be with this feature but over the past few weeks a few things have arrived in my inbox that I have really liked and thought that if I found one a week that Iliked I could post them on a Saturday as I post bugger all else.
The first thing that attracted me to today’s track Rain was the fact that it came with a Pilooski edit, whose stuff I usually love, however on this release it is the least interesting mix and doesn’t really do anything for me.
For me the original mix of the tune has a very 80s feel to it, not something I that I would usually endorse but it does work. The pick of the bunch is fellow frenchman Ivan Smagghe’s dub, a deep dubby krautrock type track which I think that a couple of bloggers might also like.
The embed function doesn’t appear to be working so here is he link to the soundcloud page
Here’s the PR bumf :-
April 14th marks the release of the ‘Rain’ EP from Paris-born London resident Tim Paris out on influential cult label My Favorite Robot Records. Tim is best known currently as one half of It’s a Fine Line with Ivan Smagghe, and as a respected underground figure with releases on leading labels including Young Turks, Kompakt, Moshi Moshi, PIAS, Items&Things, Soma, F Communications, Souvenir and Eskimo.
Opening with the original mix of ‘Rain’ which features the sultry vocal tones of Coco Solid and captures quintessential vintage indie melancholy. It’s merged with subtly modern electronica, occupying a sonic space akin to M83 and I Break Horses.
The EP comes complete with an inspired selection of remixes; Pilooski’s captivating remix is dark, heady and bass-heavy, Ivan Smagghe delivers a haunting dub edit, and the EP closes with Tim Paris’ own entrancing Liquid mix of the same track.
‘Rain’ also features on Tim Paris’ debut album ‘Dancers’ which is also released on My Favorite Robot Records on 24th March.
Yet more impressive facts come in the shape of Paris’ other killer remixes (that he’s done either solo or with Smagghe) for The XX, Femi Kuti, Battant, Au Revoire Simone, Ewan Pearson and Tiga, plus his long list of DJ fans that includes James Holden, Trevor Jackson, Maceo Plex, Jamie Jones, Soul Clap, Ewan Pearson, Michael Mayer, Magda, Laurent Garnier, Tiefschwarz, Catz n’ Dogz, James Priestley, Mandy and Joakim.
Following an illustrious career as a DJ, producer, musician and owner of highly-regarded label Marketing Music, Paris’ skill is more than simply the manufacturer of nightclub fodder. His new album is populated by fully-developed songs that effortlessly merge synth pop, proper indie, new wave, post punk, disco, house and electronica into a shimmering and seductive whole.
My Favorite Robot Records is a Canadian based label that has received much praise for recently released full length albums from the likes of Jori Hulkkonen, Fairmont, & Sid Le Rockand has been a home for Tim’s releases and remixes in recent years.
The multi-talented Coco Solid is musician, writer and artist Jessica Lee Hansell hailing from Aotearoa, New Zealand. Acclaimed on her home-turf and abroad, the outspoken Maori-Samoan-German Aucklander is an eclectic artist that’s part of Parallel Dance Ensemble (Permanent Vacation Records) and electro punk noize quartet Badd Energy