Emerging talents and renowned underground producers are in charge of giving a different version of Palaces
After announcing the release of his third album in February of this year, the renowned Australian producer kept the expectation of everything he had in store for the scene. With fairly positive reviews, “Palaces” arrived on May 20 and most of its tracks were heavily played at clubs and festivals around the world, including an unforgettable live performance at Coachella alongside Damon Albarn of Gorillaz.
A few months later, Flume releases the complete series of remixes of his album “Palaces”. Outside of what we might normally expect, the producer invited emerging and experimental talents to do their thing with each track. The result: a fantastic diversity of versions. Sofia Kourtesis, Ivy Lab, Motez, Logic1000 and Otik are some of the musicians present in this compilation.
Palaces: The Remixes Pt. 1
Mount Kimbie and Dom Maker kick off the series with their own version of ‘Palace’. An R&B oriented version with hip-hop touches. The renowned Prospa warms up the engines of ‘Highest Buildings’, leaving aside his characteristic house style and testing his talent with experimental electronica.
Logic1000 presents what for us, is the best piece of the series. The producer imposes nostalgic melodies and house touches with addictive bases that add to the play of voices in a masterful way. Closing the series comes Otik who raises the temperature with an exotic neurofunk composition for ‘Go’.
Palaces: The Remixes Pt. 2
The first piece of the second compilation comes from Peruvian producer Sofia Kourtesis for the track ‘Sirens’. A masterful track in terms of texture and diversity of elements. ‘Say Nothing’ on the other hand, flourishes on an emotional and energetic level thanks to Kareem Ali who imposes a spectacular series of loops and addictive rhythm bases. Ivy Lab takes the same piece; however, he takes it to more trippy and dark territories.
The jungle touches are brought thanks to Coco Bryce for the track ‘Sirens’. A proposal accompanied by a beautiful lyric by Caroline Polachek that spreads to provide a more attractive atmosphere to the piece. Finally, comes Motez who imposes a hard techno with an experimental sequence of loops and riffs that are distilled throughout his own version of ‘Sirens’. Incredible.