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Joe Goddard's remix of 'purplehands' was released earlier this year,
When Dummy put kwes.' 'ilp.' near the top of their 'British albums that deserve Mercury nods in 2014' list, we agreed with them and imagine that Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, Tom Vek, Jeremiah Jae and patten did too.
This far-ranging crew of sonic adventurers, all friends of kwes., have graciously applied their own skills to a spread of tracks from his Warp debut. Joe Goddard turns album opener 'Purplehands' into a dizzy slow motion house jam, replete with shape-shifting electro breakdown, funhouse synths and effervescent sound effects. Tom Vek takes the baton and flips Rollerblades into low-riding funk pop that brings to mind Zapp high-fiving Dam-Funk with Arthur Russell in the driver’s seat.
On 'ilp.' the track 'Hives' served as a grounded instrumental centerpiece, here Jeremiah Jae jumps on the mic to transform it into a vivid autumnal art-rap hit while Warp label-mate patten wraps up the EP with a mix that could be a dub version transmitted through a malfunctioning Skype connection - in the most beautiful way.
As both a reminder of the richness of the original album and a self-contained listening experience 'ilpix.' should tide listeners over until new kwes. material surfaces in 2015.
01. Purplehands (Joe Goddard’s Walk In The Park Mix)
02. Rollerblades (Tom Vek’s 8-On-The-Floor Remix)
03. Hives II feat. Jeremiah Jae
04. Purplehands (patten Remix)
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