Black Strobe – White Gospel Blues (Elijah Collins Remix)
Strange that I’ve only ever had one post on Black Strobe. And then only tangentially as a remixer for Mustang. But here’s a couple of tracks from his new Boogie In Zero Gravity EP, out on 16 July.
Black Strobe is Arnaud Rebotini and he’s been around since the later 1990s – originally as part of a duo with Ivan Smagghe. They were best known for electroclash but more recently for electro house. He now releases on his own Blackstrobe Records label – including for htis new release.
Now for the music. First and best is Elijah Collins’ remix of White Gospel Blues. This is billed as an ambient reinterpretation of the electro house original. That sort of doesn’t quite capture the track. It’s a doomy kind of synth piece with an old skool electro feel and throbbing bass. Really good in a darkside soundtrack kind of way.
Second, Populette’s remix of Boogie In Zero Gravity. This gives the original a dark techno remix with some acid techno touches. Defiantly dark.
Blurb: On July 16th, Black Strobe will release EP Boogie in Zero Gravity, the third and strongest in a series of EP releases this year on Black Strobe Records.Black Strobe, a phrase which aptly calls to mind a darker envisioning of airy, superficial dance music, is spearheaded by prolific musician Arnaud Rebotini. The EP builds off Rebotini’s record as a pioneering artist in the genre of post-apocalyptic electronica, as well as his 2007 foray into blues-rock with the acclaimed LP Burn Your Own Church. Rebotini does not hesitate to blend elements of both genres on this new EP – creating an addictively groovy mix of jazzy riffs and ambient electronica beats where smoky vocals and blues guitar solos are just as prominent as the irresistible beat loops that put Black Strobe’s name on the map back in the 90’s. The EP also features four stellar remixes from nu-disco producers all over the world.