PAN return to the vinyl format in style with a pair of remixes from Helm’s 2015 LP Olympic Mess.
It has been a while since we saw PAN engage with the vinyl format, but the Berlin label hasn’t exactly been slouching this year. Events seem to have been a key focus in 2016, be it Japanese improv collective Marginal Consort performing at St. Johns in Hackney or label boss Bill Kouligas collaborating with visual artist Spiros Hadjidjanos for an opera performance at the Volksbühne Theater in Mitte featuring PAN affiliates like Amnesia Scanner and M.E.S.H. The music PAN has put out this year has surfaced on other formats, with Gatekeeper’s Aaron David Ross unveiling a “virtual ecosystem” in SD card and the aforementioned Janus member M.E.S.H. slipping out a new EP digitally.
The low-key approach continues as PAN unveil their first 12″ since a Lee Gamble white label in September last year that sees Beatrice Dillon and UIQ artist remixing the title track from Helm’s excellent Olympic Mess LP. Announced yesterday with little fanfare, Dillon’s joyful house remix – a rarity for the UK artist – is already garnering high praise on Twitter from the likes of Ben UFO and Don’t Be Afraid boss Benji Semtek.
Olympic Mess (N1L / Beatrice Dillon Remixes) by Helm is out now on PAN.
A1. Helm – Olympic Mess (N1L Remix)
B1. Helm – Olympic Mess (Beatrice Dillon Remix)
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