Vondelpark - California Analog Dream (Robag Wruhme Remixes)
Vondelpark's plaintive indie-electro proves to be fertile ground for the subtle remixing skills of Robag Wruhme. Having been handed the task by DJ Koze of sending the acoustic two-step of "California Analog Dream" towards the dance floor, Wruhme attacks it from two angles. The "Moppa Habaz" remix is campfire house. Wruhme keeps the stoned guitar phrasing of the original but augments it with lazy handclaps, blasts of harmonica, glockenspiel and treacly bass. It's a relaxed, mid-afternoon at a festival kind of tune. The "Habay Latoff" remix (available only on vinyl until later in the year) strips everything back, hacking even further into the original and discarding the excess. Subtle dabs of vocal are stretched to breaking point on a chugging dub backing punctuated by idiosyncratic squeaks, fizzes, wooshes and yelps.
Thu / 13
A California Analog Dream (Robag's Moppa Habax NB)
B California Analog Dream (Robag's Habay Latoff NB)