deepState. Photo credit: Frances Carter
Today deepState, the musical project of Auckland musician Jessica Morgan, has announced a new EP: MMXXI The Remixes. Check out the first remix released, that of Sunrise (Dbldbl Sunset Refresh), below:
The EP will feature remixes, edits and reworks from Dbldbl, Van Staden & Böhm, Sonya Waters (avoid! avoid!), Trapjaw Kelpie, Baby Zionov, Liam K Swiggs and Grecco Romank. Dbldbl had the pleasure of flipping the uptempo floor filler, Sunrise, into a vibey laidback hip hop track. "I was quick to bags the track once I was asked to remix a track from the album" says Liam Dargaville (Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi) who makes music as Dbldbl. "However, I’m not a huge fan of the daytime, or bright lights in general, so I had to get pretty indulgent on the rework to bring it all the way down to my level. This was a sunset to sunrise remix. A dusty ode with all the classic stops on your way through a night crawl; Denny’s, Charlie’s, karaoke, the walk home & some tactical leftovers before bed."
"It was a dream to cut up too, with so many lush ’n wavy synth lines to choose from. Though in a love hate way my fav sound was the bird sample. I think they were the most reflective of that early morning dread, especially when you’ve been making terrible decisions all night. When you hear the birds, go home."
MMXXI The Remixes comes out June 17th via Sunreturn. Sunreturn is also about to release its first compilation LP on vinyl next week, called See You On The Horizon, which you can pre-order from Flying Nun here.