Reduced Price! – Diamond Mouth Remixes 12″ (Frankey & Sandrino, Yubik, Ruede Hagelstein, Jonas Saalbach)
Artist: Diamond Mouth
Format: 12’’ / digital
Release date: June 25th, 2021
Catalog no: Rdkn31
01. Stare At Me (Frankey & Sandrino Remix) 6:10 min
02. Divine Flow (Ruede Hagelstein Remix) 6:32min
03. Blade Of Light (Yubik Remix) 6:50 min
04. Divine Flow (Jonas Saalbach Remix) 7:05 min
Frankey & Sandrino
We proudly present the Diamond Mouth Remixes:
At Radikon, we were mesmerized the first time we heard Diamond Mouth’s angelic brand of noisy, dream-like pop and have asked some of our favorite artists to reimagine the Danish duo’s singular soundscapes for catalogue number 31.
Frankey & Sandrino’s rendition of ‘Stare at Me’ shrouds the original’s lumbering moodiness in layers of impatient percussive salvos and sizzling electric stabs. A monumental pad infuses the haunting vocals with a sense of urgency, creating a compelling emotional dichotomy to the hypnotic original.
Setting the dissonant spoken word mantras of ‘Divine Flow’ to a mechanical, throbbing groove with pulsating blips and white noise hits, Ruede Hagelstein retains the original’s menacing quality. In a striking change of pace, the track is enveloped in layers of soothing pads and glittering percussion, artfully mirroring the original’s progression from dissonant uneasiness to divine bliss.
Yubik’s version of ‘Blade of Light’ imbibes the original’s monumentality, while infusing it with a powerful anthemic quality. His signature drum and synth work adds a beautiful layer of massive, all-encompassing emotionality, and distills the original’s complex soundscapes into raw dance floor energy.
Contrasting to Ruede’s rendition, Jonas Saalbach chose a different route for his version of ‘Divine Flow’. Focusing on the blissful, floaty energy in the second part of the original, Jonas elevates the dreamy original to shimmering heights of pure bliss set to an effortlessly powerful groove.
Text: Philip Forristall
Cover: Simon Kneip