Haraket – Taint & Attgo Remixes


Hmmn… nice. You might remember that back in the Spring we had the debut release from Haraket (‘movement’ in Turkish) a 5-piece outfit from South London. Here’s some remixes of that debut, plus a track from their forthcoming Ilk EP, which isn’t out until the start of next week for digital or next year for vinyl.

Last time, I couldn’t help but compare their low and smoky sound to Portishead’s finer moments. These remixes take their work into more interesting IDM territory. ▲n†ikuȝ vs CLNBRK go for something that merges the original’s smokiness with something more Berlin dub techno bleepish. Cottam goes for a more pastoral acid techno feel. Youanewan takes a contrary approach to those two, warming up his remix into something sultry and summery but with a disembodied vocal.

The taster track – Levelhead – shows a clear musical development since Taint. There’s a confidence about not needing to force the pace. There’s a confidence in being epic. There’s more confidence to be themselves. Sophisticated downtempo electronica.


Blurb: As an interlude between Haraket’s forthcoming EP and their last, we’ve pulled in some favours for an exclusive little remix package featuring moody dancefloor renditions of ‘Attgo’ & ‘Taint’. This is one for those twilight basement parties. Up first we’ve got the ▲n†ikuȝ vs CLNBRK ‘Chapter & Verse’ Remix of ‘Attgo’, a cryptic slo-mo techno offering from the meplus1 head honcho (Antikue) and his mysterious counterpart CLNBRK, showcasing the darker, undertones of the original. Aus Music’s Cottam delivers a suitable bumpy house edit of ‘Taint’, making sure the vocal’s sit true and the warm acid bass bounds underneath for maximum dance-floor leverage. Youandewan, whose recent releases on Hypercolour and Secretsundaze have rocketed him into much deserved wider recognition, completes the package. His version leans on warm dusty drum samples to create the elastic groove, with repeated melodic phrases and bass accents that enchant throughout. Unlike the previous remixes, the vocals arrive heavily processed, creating an ethereal vibe.

‘İlk’ (first in Turkish) flows seamlessly from the early promise of ‘Taint/Attgo’, preserving wall-of-sound dynamics combining disparate elements of electronics, post-rock influenced guitars (Ojan), live / programmed beats (Ed Bernez), impassioned vocal lines (Abigail Hardiman), pounding bass, atmospheric keyboards (Jack Marshall) and cool jazz influenced trumpet (Wilfred Taylor).

~ by acidted on November 22, 2013.

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