||1.||"First Quarter" (SCB edit - Scuba remix)|
||1.||"Cala's House" (Efdemin remix)|
Canadian Scott Monteith has been making his dark and trippy soundscapes for over a decade as Deadbeat, releasing on some of the industry's most toughened labels such as Wagon Repair, Cynosure and ~Scape. Recently starting his own BLKRTZ imprint, his album Drawn & Quartered served as the label's debut earlier this year. The album remixes now appear as the follow up with "Cala's House" and "First Quarter" under the knife. Deadbeat's original of "Cala's House" rode a long and winding twelve minute voyage through ambient murky beginnings, housey halfway points and an unforgiving techno close. Not an easy track to remix, Efdemin strips back Deadbeat's complex original with a straight forward yet captivating tech remix. Scuba takes hold of "First Quarter"; dramatic piano crashes and cinematic texture kept in place while encased in a damp, echoey layer of spook.
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