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In 2014 six-piece Greek collective Sirens Of Lesbos burst upon the global dance scene with their euphoric Balearic anthem “Long Days, Hot Nights,” on Exploited. Mysterious mask-wearing mixer Claptone and French phenom Fred Falke put their stamp on the track with gallant remixes, and the Athens-based outfit’s masterpiece soared into the stratosphere. This month the wildly creative posse return with Essays Volume 1, an EP tailored exclusively for the dance floor. We’re thrilled to world premiere “Together In 1980s Japan,” a dreamy disco-house affair sporting a bouncy bassline, shimmering melodies, crafty synth-driven bleeps and oh-so-angelic vocal samples. This one has an Ibiza sunset written all over it. Hit the play button below and get ready to swoon.
Essays Volume 1 is released August 24, 2015 on Exploited.
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It was a long, hard wait for fans of Roisin Murphy between her 2007 album, Overpowered, and the follow-up, Hairless Toys, which only came out a couple of months ago. But now it seems like there’s no stopping the Irish songbird. Not only is she touring all over Europe this summer and fall, Roisin is about to release a six-track remix EP based around the track “Evil Eyes” from her new album. It’s due out July 31, 2015 via the Play It Again Sam label, and she’s lined up a pretty impressive array of talent to assist her in the remix department.
Hercules & Love Affair lead the pack, occupying the first two tracks of the EP and offering up not only a straight-up remix but also a dub version. Following that are versions overseen by Claptone, Catz ‘N Dogz, and a team-up between Severino of Horse Meat Disco fame and Nico de Ceglia.
By the time all is said and done, the tune has been twisted into all sorts of intriguing shapes, treading into techno, deep house and other territories. Take a roll through the Hercules & Love Affair remix below to whet your appetite for the rest.