Helping you get over the turgid reality that is January back at work, Ransom Note Records bring you six new remixes. With Vito & Druzzi’s original Mother of Mars EP picking up DJ support and critical acclaim from the likes of Andrew Weatherall and Trevor Jackson, here are some versions designed to pull the track ‘Seed 2 Sky’ into entirely new shapes…
First up, Ess O Ess takes inspiration from the warmth and the throb of Kraftwerk’s motorway music and reimagines it set in the stars, creating a pulsating mix that’s best heard whilst travelling the vast arteries of an unknown life form. The C.A.R. mix is perhaps the most dramatic of the bunch, with Chloé turning Mother of Mars’ original into the basis for an entirely new song, layering vocals and reverb heavy electro drums over the mysterious melodies of ‘Seed 2 Sky’, creating a heady trip hop epic reminiscent of the early work of pioneers such as Lamb. Justin Robertson has decided on an entirely different tack, slowing the tempo down to an industrial stomp and using it as the base for a rolling techno arpeggio that swoops and ducks, always marching onwards, the soundtrack of a lost John Carpenter sci-fi shocker. The latest addition to the Ransom Note roster, Graintable, delivers the kind of beatless emotional sprawl that we love him for, stretching out the shimmering synths into a glittering blanket of stars, as wide and lovely as the heavens themselves.
Leaf teases the track out into a two part psychedelic epic, opening with dreamy washes of sound and live drums that build to a euphoric crescendo, before falling away to reveal a bassy electro jam, his rhythmic pulses a robotic heartbeat. October aka Malestripper delves deep into the obscure, crafting a brooding leftfield slive of techno wonk. Made with impeccable production values, snare drums echo and clatter, cavernous toms rain down, and melodies skitter in the sidelines as the music wanders through dark forests of imagination.
release date:January 26th, 2018
1. Mother of Mars – Seed 2 Sky (C.A.R.’s Warrior Rehash)
2. Mother of Mars – Seed 2 Sky (Ess O Ess’ No Wobble Cuts Remix )
3. Mother of Mars – Seed 2 Sky (Graintable Remix)
4. Mother of Mars – Seed 2 Sky (Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s Remix)
5. Mother of Mars – Seed 2 Sky (Leaf Remix)
6. Mother of Mars – Seed 2 Sky (Malestripper Remix)