For Renaissance Man’s first single off their Turbo debut LP, we’ve assembled a team of remixers whom we felt could live up to the playful intelligence of the original. The result is a pack befitting one of the best electronic albums of the year, a MENSA-level dissection of contemporary dance music that builds on the Finnish duo’s previous releases on Dubsided, Sound Pellegrino and Made to Play.
To begin with, we enlisted a personal hero of the Renaissance Man boys – legendary producer Herbert – who offers up a subtle, atmospheric take, adding his own vocals and introducing an esoteric pop sensibility. Scottish producer (and Thom Yorke name-checkee) Sei A checks in with a hypnotic techno groove bomb. UK vet Paul Woolford strikes a balance between wobble acid and melodic piano hooks. Hot Turbo prospects Gingy & Bordello create a slow-burner that straddles the horse that rides between ambient and banger. Finally, we’ve also included an instrumental version that gives the track’s unsung heroes – the instruments – a chance to shine.