After the roaring success of Nicolas Jaar’s Space is only Noise album the fine curatorial heads at Circus Company HQ have enlisted 2 of their nearest, dearest and most talent co-conspirators for the first round of remix duties.
Having built a cult following and peerless reputation for his remixes of everyone from Roy Ayers to Cassius, Pépé Bradock turns in no less than 3 versions of ‘Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Dust’. The proceedings begin with his ‘Blind Pig mix’, an echoing tunnel of balkan strings and dusty samples connecting the lands of disco and hip hop to blinding effect. The ‘Train Fantôme Poke’ follows and is certain to find it’s way into many a discerning DJ bag in the weeks and months to come, with it’s Matthew Herbert-esque syncopations and grinding industrial scrapes and psychedelic whispers. Dave Aju takes up the baton on the flip turning the album’s title track into the kind of late 80s dance floor work out Martin Hannet would have been proud of, certain to appeal to fans of recent work by Matias Aguayo, Rebolledo and the Comeme camp. Finally, the digital bonus cut for the digital release, ‘Mirandapella’, sees Bradock doing away with the beats entirely and letting is fx units and sanity slip out the window into full cinematic free fall.