A reconnection to rave roots.
Lone morphs Egyptian Hip Hop’s alt-psychedelic tune “Yoro Diallo” into a slinky tropical RnB track. Lone throws in his signature marimbas and vibes into this remix which flips the vibe of the track completely. Come feel it.
Lone has crafted this beautiful journey of a mix that clocks in just under 42 minutes for his label, the prolific R&S Records. The first 4 minutes alone are worth the listen of this mix which he begins with a tune featuring Thom Yorke (that I need help identifying) into a tasteful remix of Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker”. There is an unexpected but welcomed dive into some classic boogie/disco tunes that segue into some of Lone’s warm productions with a closing by an Evian Christ tune.
Download: RSMIX002 – Lone
Gonzales enlists Lone’s warm analogue synth production style to remix his latest single, the disco house track “Knight Moves”. Lone ventures further into his tropicalista vibes by injecting a heavy dose of island percussion that is juxtaposed by his Boards of Canada warm synth sounds and melodies.
2009 is quickly coming to a close and I have been thinking lately a lot about how many great albums came out this year, from Miike Snow, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, and Tiga. But I think Bibio’s. “Ambivalence Avenue” is making its way up to the number 1 spot for me. I cannot get enough of his whole vibe and aesthetic – it is just gorgeous and perfect pop tunes. If anyone pioneered this whole “chill-wave” genre it is Bibio.
Lone takes on Bibio’s “All the Flowers” a minute long tune that I feel is pop perfection – check out how Lone just adds a simple beat and brings a totally new vibe to the tune.
Bibio – All the Flowers (Lone Remix)
Warm, thoughtful, introspective and soulful electronic that comes from the UK seems like an oxymoron but acts like Bibio, Bullion and Lone are doing it quite well. Lone (Werk Discs Records) from Nottingham, United Kingdom produces warm/organic sounding beats that evoke images of lovely autumn days. His synth sounds swirl and swarm you in a very Boards of Canada way. Lone’s album Ecstasy & Friends is set to come out soon so be on the look out. Alos be sure to check out his remix of Bibio’s “All the Flowers” on The Apple and The Tooth out on Warp 11.10.2009