Following the release of Purple, Sleepin Giant’s first official release, comes a remix EP that takes the soul of the original into wide
ranging dancefloor territories.
Purple Remixed features four remixes of the original tracks - no
repeats - from the UK’s Typesun (Rooted Elevation/Guido live band), EAN (Cosmic Bridge, Ex-Various Production), Lewis James
(Original Cultures) and Japan’s Sauce81 (Cosmopolyphonic).
Typesun is a frequent collaborator with Romaine Smith, the main vocalist on the original EP, and had writing credits on two of the original tracks, Six and Honey. Here he flips Six into a dancefloor killer driven by sparse percussion and bass fetish. EAN takes
Ruben Hein’s love inflicted vocals for a spin over a broken headnod beat that twists into a dystopian nigthmare. Lewis James
reimagines Aja Monet’s brutally honest poem with his unique touch, turning the sparse original into a slow-building epic. And lastly Sauce81 refixes the single, Hey Girl, into a slo-house jam that’s perfect for getting everyone in the mood.
The remixes are available as a digital EP, while the original EP
remains available as both digital and 12” vinyl featuring a cover inspired by the Ohio Players.
Support for the original and remix EP comes from Kutmah, Ego Trip, KCRW, Talib Kweli, LV, Jay Scarlett and more.
released September 8, 2014
All songs produced and written by F. van Leeuwen. Additional writing credits: R. Smith (Hey Girl, Honey, Six), L. Harney (Honey, Six), A. Monet (Glitch), R. Hein (Let's Get Serious).
Remixes by I. Carter, N. Suzuki, L. Harney and L. James.
Ruben Hein appears courtesy of Blue Note/Universal.
Mastered by Ian Carter.
Photography by Luca Sgamellotti. Design by Paper Resistance.
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