God Modeslektor are good. Not only have they been picked by the nigh-on perfect Bjork to remix her 2007 Antony collaboration ‘Dull Flame of Desire’, they’ve decided to take advantage of the situation and turn in not one, but two superb remixes. Thus we have Modeselektor’s Remix for Boys and Modeselektor’s Remix for Girls. That way everyone is happy, and no-one is having sex. Sounds like a Christian nightclub. Although with Modeselektor it’d probably go down a little more like this. Heh.
While I wasn’t a huge fan of ‘Volta’, and definitely found the album’s version of ‘Dull Flame of Desire’ to be a mightily turgid disappointment given the quality of both vocalists, Berlin tech maestros Modeselektor have drawn out the best fragments of the original and used them to conjure up two wildly distinct but similarly well executed re-castings. The Boy’s rendition is straight up Modeselektor, a half-tempo exercise in heavy beats, torn-up vocals and jagged synths. Think ’2000007′ with less French rap and more Icelandic pixie whispers. Meanwhile, the Girl’s version of events is a bit off the beaten path for the Modeselektor boys, a subdued house number that steadily evolves into a rather beautiful, tranced-up stormer of a tune. Different as they are, both of them are quite captivating and thoroughly worthwhile.
The ‘Dull Flame of Desire’ single is being released on One Little Indian Records on September 29th, and come with the Modeselektor remixes, as well as a turn in the saddle from long-time Bjork remixer Mark Stent, and finally a remix of ‘Innocence’ by the always reliable Sinden. Get your sexy 12″ pre-order here.
Cheers to Voules Random for the hook up.
P.S. More Modeselektor here