Hess is More - Bearsong / Primate remixes
After releasing their Gomma Records debut last June, Hess Is More is now remixed by a fine team of talents including Dimitri From Paris, Lorna Dune and Pollyester.
Hess Is More is a seven person musical collective based in New York and Copenhagen (with musical mastermind Mikkel Hess at its centre) and have been releasing music for over a decade. They make strange, beautiful music from outer space with Balinese marimba’s, African drums, spooky voices and more besides. As such they are a fine act to remix as proven here.
First up we have ‘Youarenotaprimate’ mixed by the hugely acclaimed Dimitri From Paris who cooks up an effective, super sexy disco stomper that subtly reworks the original, leaving in place the crazy voices, the Punk Funk feel and the moody, new wave atmosphere. Those intelligent tweaks transformed the cut to a club bomb. He has also provided a deeper, stripped down, dub.
Then there’s Munich’s Pollyester—the former bass player of Munk gone solo—who remixes with a kind of naive, early 80s, power disco vibe that would have gone down a storm at clubs like the Loft.
Last but not least is Williamsburg’s underground star Lorne Dune reworks ‘Bearsong’ in a more edgy, distorted way. It’s a deep, woozy, beautiful track with a tapestry of synth lines and glistening melodies that will lull you into a slo-mo cosmic groove.
As the label puts it, this is “Orgastic Hardcore Disco Rock” and its simply essential listening.
A1 Youarenotaprimate (Dimitri From Paris At The Loft Mix)
A2 Youarenotaprimate (Pollyester Remix)
B1 Youarenotaprimate (Dimitri From Paris Dubwise)
B2 Bearsong (Lorna Dune Remix)