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- Sands (Mau’lin Remix)
- Sands (Myakkah Remix)
- Sands (Debukas Remix)
- BONUS: Sands (Arctic Remix)
Following the Greeen Linez collaborative album Things That Fade with Christopher Greenberg from Hong Kong In The 60s, Diskotopia co-founder Matt Lyne (aka A Taut Line) is back with a new single. Sands, taken from the recent EP, 2776 Digital Hi-Vision is paired with a new tune Dunes and backed with remixes from Mau’lin, Myakkah and Debukas.
First heard on his 2776 Digital Hi-Vision EP, Sands begins as a Fourth World space nocturne, with slinky portamento washes and distant Brazilian percussion breaking out into a solid mid-tempo stomp. Synthetic bass plucks woven through room-filling claps transport the listener from an imaginary savannah under the stars to a nightclub heaving with ecstatic bodies.
Dunes, is a much more barren affair, taking the tempo and pressure of Sands but twisting the germinating ecstasy of the former into a grainy and dusty melancholy. Washed out piano-house figments, synthetic percussive screams, and relentless paranoid hallucinative voices create a heat stricken knackered nightmare.
Also included on this release are three exciting reinterpretations of Sands. Firstly, following his Function Open release on Diskotopia and ahead of his Numbers debut, London based Mau’lin turns the title track into a rolling Vibert meets Sakamoto party anthem.
Coming close on the heels of his excellent Diskotopia EP, Warehouse Soul, Myakkah makes his remix debut on this release. Here he strips Sands back into a woozy barbiturate-intoxicated percussive dance-floor oblivion; only stark xylophone clattering breaks the surface to let any light in.
Coming after his much lauded seven track Pleasure Patterns EP on 2020 Vision, Debukas mixes up glockenspiel house with his own brand of pop-sensibilities and a beautiful layering of his own vocal work to turn in a gorgeous alternate version of Sands that will surely go down just as well with fans of Caribou, and Ulrich Schauss as it will with fans of Maya Jane Coles and Simon Baker.