Algodón Egipcio: “El Día Previo (Monokle Remix)”
We’re truly living up to our billing with this one here at International Tapes. Time to get INNER-NASH-N-ALL, y’all. A new remix project is Carmen Sandiego-ing the globe right now courtesy of Algodón Egipcio (aka Venezuela’s Ezequiel Bertho). The concept is AE’s entire first album, La Lucha Constante, gets the blade (remixed that is) by different producers/musicians from a different countries. The resulting project’s title is Los Remixes de La Lucha Constante (wonder where that title came from?) and it will be available for free October 23 from the brain trust at Lefse Records. Until then, tracks will be premiering every week (in the order they appear on the album) on websites from the mixologist’s country of origin. First one up is a song which premiered on Big Echo titled “El Dia Previo,” remixed by Monokle, a producer based in St. Petersburg, Russia. A tech-crunchy opening gives way to beats and head-trip reverb drenched vocals. Monokle’s take on AE’s tune places the focus on the rhythm and the spinning in sunshine vibe of the song which comes across even with the percussion pushed forward and conventional pop instruments pushed back. Buried towards the end are the twinkling electric guitar runs that make the original a gem of pop jangle, but that doesn’t make this any less of a beach blanket bonanza. Good stuff to be shared with friends.
Los Remixes de La Lucha Constante will be available for free from Lefse Records on October 23rd
Written by Jeff Daily