Newmen lassen „Kool Killer“ und „Washed“ remixen | trndmusik

Newmen lassen „Kool Killer“ und „Washed“ remixen

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Newmen gründeten sich im Jahr 2012. Seitdem wandelt die Band zwischen Elementen von Neo-Wave, Early Electronics, Dreampop und Krautrock, um diese im gekonnten Zusammenspiel zu einem eigenen Stil zu vereinen. Das Ergebnis ist eine Soundwelt zwischen psychedelischen Gitarren, blubbernden Moog-Bässen und weichen Juno-Pads. In den letzten Monaten hat die Band ingesamt fünf neue Songs veröffentlicht – zuletzt im Januar die beiden Tracks „Kool Killer“ und „Washed“. Am 2. März 2018 erscheinen nun Remixe der beiden Tracks. Der Interpretation von „Kool Killer“ widmeten sich Die Orangen mit ihrem „Krautback“-Genremix. Das gemeinsame Projekt von Kris Baha und Dreems konnte zuletzt mit einer Doppel-LP auf Tel-Avivs Malka Tuti überzeugen und schafft es auch hier, die hitzige Atmosphäre eines Rituals im australischen Outback in die Clubs zu bringen. Der zweite Remix zu „Washed“ stammt von Die Wilde Jagd. Das Projekt aus dem Umfeld des Salon des Amateurs kann bereits mit Tracks und Remixen auf Bureau B, Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant, Versatile oder Emotional Response ein spannende Diskographie aufweisen. Eine weitere Version von „Washed“ kommt von Martin Heimann aus Frankfurt, der den von Smile for a While oder Carry On bekannten Proto-Disco-House Sound hier gegen Delay-Futurismus eintauscht.

trndmsk: Where did the idea for the Remix come from?

Die Orangen: We sat down over a couple of meat pies and discussed the feeling of being „new men“ in a „new town“. How could we capture this feeling? It seemed so fortuitous that a german band with the name of Newmen should grant us the possibility of interpreting that reaction. So we just took their live drums and some guitar parts of the original and let the groove we expand on that.

How did you take hands on the original?

We have always considered Die Orangen more of an electronic band rather then two DJ/ Producers making dance music so for us we wanted to keep this feel in the remix even more obvious given that Newmen are a real band.

How and where was the remix made?

The remix was done over two or three sessions, the bulk of it came from a live jam. Angus and I did together at my home studio using the same setup for when we play live to keep the organic feel of how we would write music from scratch and then we finalised everything over at my main Studio that i share with Cosmo Vitelli down the road layering the remix with some percussion and vocals and then final mix, actually something to mention, the percussion are two sticks Angus found on the way to the studio that had a nice sound to them so we agreed that they needed to be predominant on the remix. It is the culmination of sounds found in a new place you might say.

How did you got in contact with the label?

Martin from Newmen approached us if we wanted to remix and we liked the original so we said yes, simple! We asked for ten bags of fresh oranges and a map of Berlin.

What’s in your pipeline for further releases?

There are some remix packs from our Longplayer „Zest“ coming out on Malka Tuti for the first half of 2018 which will feature one live version of „Yaranabe“, a new track, as well as remixes from Tapan, Full Circle and Gordon Pohl – followed by that there will be a cover that we did of seminal „Ethno-Wave“ outfit, „C Cat Trance“ which will also be on Malka Tuti/ Emotional Response.

Tracklist:

01. Newmen – Kool Killer (Die Orangen Remix)
02. Newmen – Washed (Die Wilde Jagd Remix)
03. Newmen – Washed (Martin Heimann Remix)