O Signe Des Temps - Inc. IUEKE / Talking Drums Remixes
Before I Die
This genius cover version of fellow iconoclast Prince was rescued from a near death experience in the bowels of the internet where it would have languished in obscurity if Rik Walker had not flagged its existence to BiD's Jason Boardman.
'O Signe Des Temps' is Bernardino's heartfelt paean to one of the most cherished records in Prince's oeuvre, delivered with style and panache in his native French.
Complimenting Bernardino's original take there are alternative versions on the flip delivered by fellow Parisian and Antinote founder Gwen Jamois aka IUEKE who takes the original into deeper realms with his hefty dub version, amping up the bass and drums and tripping out the vocals - Strong.
Mancunian edit masters Talking Drums close out the set with their first ever remix, a late night steppers delight which transforms the original into a replicant slow dance laced with space dust...
Super limited edition - full colour sleeve & insert.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: Massive release from local stalwart Jason Boardman's Before I Die label. There's been a feverish excitement around this - and justly so. Femminielli's faux-sleeze, electro-troubadour persona is perfect for covering Prince's "Sign Of The Times". Not only that we have the first ever remix from the Talking Drum crew. A real MCR-Paris tour de force and probably one of the most anticipated twelves of the year so far...
A. O Signe Des Temps
B1. O Signe Des Temps (IUEKE Remix)
B2. O Signe Des Temps (Talking Drums Remix)