Black Van

Yearning - Inc. The Emperor Machine Remix

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Black Van brings together the talents and vision of two well-known electronic producers: Kris Menace, whose Discopolis and other releases obtained dancefloor ubiquity, and KoweSix, one half of the 'all-night-dance-party' DJ duo Moonbootica. This exciting collaboration now yields an impressive debut single for DFA that combines these two heavyweights’ unique musical sensiblities and love of dance music. “Yearning” takes from both old and new, combining classic, straight-forward electronics in a fresh, new composition. It’s all shimmering keys, four-on-the-floor beats and steady bass; the song only stops to take its breath for a few seconds, when all the elements fall out and then slowly rebuild, turning into a sonic supernova of crystalline synths. Flip the record to hear the Emperor Machine remix. It strips things down, then adds alien lasers, funky guitars and electro-bass, old-skool keys and primal percussion - tambourines, cowbells and such like - to the sound. At its least restless moments, the track settles comfortably into a dirty disco-funk groove and rides it until its natural end before breaking out - or breaking down - into a percussion-driven rhythm. From Side A to B, the song has been completely transformed – and is nearly un-Earthly at its most intense, full-fledged stride.

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