Apashe Reveals ‘Distance’ Remixes ft. KOAN Sound, Volac, Macky Gee & More
The critically-acclaimed first single, ‘Distance’ off of Montreal-based musician Apashe’s groundbreaking sophomore album Renaissance has been remixed by some of electronic dance music’s finest tastemakers, including reinterpretations from U.K. electronic duo KOAN Sound, Russian DJ/production pair Volac, drum and bass producers Macky Gee and Buunshin, and new duo Pushing Daizies. Out now on Kannibalen Records, the 5-track ‘Distance’ remix EP is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Kicking things off, Volac takes the reins first and offers a faster-paced version in comparison to its source material. Instead, the duo opts for a heavy-hitting, four-on-the-floor house heater that’s rife with infectiously high-octane energy from start to finish. Within the last year, the highly-regarded Moscow-based artists have been keeping busy hosting their VOLACAST podcast series. Their remix of ‘Distance’ follows their early October-released Musical Freedom tune ‘Everyone’.
KOAN Sound is next, and features the Bristol-based musicians’ newfound melodic bass-laden spin on the single. Glitchy, warbly effects are accompanied by larger-than-life production elements, effortlessly inciting sheer awe in the listener. Audibly vivid throughout its entirety, the atmospherically cinematic new take on ‘Distance’ is a certified sonic gem. Armed with a solid creative vision, the pioneering act has been consistently releasing their unique signature sound for well over a decade on venerated imprints such as Skrillex’s OWSLA, Bristol’s Screwloose Recordings, as well as their own imprint, Shoshin.
Burgeoning Rotterdam-based talent Buunshin’s remix takes the track in a completely new direction by infusing it with a relentlessly unyielding drum and bass beat. Hefty, percussive, and propelling, this lively reinterpretation’s intoxicating rhythm carries the listener throughout its entire duration, and serves as the DJ/producer’s latest pivotal point following his feature on the 9th volume of mau5trap’s ‘We Are Friends’ compilation series from late last year.