LAPS’ Who Me? already sounded like a dub mix when it came out on MIC last summer so it’s pretty interesting to see where it goes with these remixers - on one side M. Geddes Gengras, the modular synthesist behind dancehall label Duppy Gun, and on the other Vancouver’s D.Tiffany and Melbourne’s Roza Terenzi, updaters of breaks and IDM from the 90s to now.
Gengras opens the subject material up into a thick, organic scape of dancehall details embedded in a density of sound design recalling a Model 500 production - psychedelic space, overdrive, curling feedback.
Tiffany and Terenzi eschew breaks and pads for a rooted, tracky take, bracing the raucous energy of the original with huge toms and skitting snares, but prising its percussive details into a whirling chrome glitter playing with tropes of UK techno in the 90s, creating something starry-eyed yet sure-footed.
These remixes mark a collaboration with NYC’s DFA label, and show LAPS tightening their grip on the world - including featuring in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty catwalk show.
released October 19, 2018
Remixed by Duppy Gun, D.Tiffany & Roza Terenzi
All tracks Written, Arranged & Produced by LAPS
Artwork by Kristina McCormick
Under worldwide exclusive license to Music Inspires Change Records Ltd (except North America under exclusive license to DFA Records)
MIC thanks: LAPS, Laura Murray, Paul Camo, Theodore Leanse, Kris Jones, SunCut, Jeyda Bicer, Tom Lilley, Aneesh Patel.
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