Versions, the debut EP from Belief, is out today on Lex Records—listen/share here. Belief is the duo of producer/drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett) and veteran L.A. producer Boom Bip. The Alt Version of “I Want To Be” from one half of Belief, Boom Bip, and a rework of “Art of Love” from London-based pop quintet Vanishing Twin complete the new EP.
“Vanishing Twin is a perfect band,” says Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip). “Every note and tone is so tasteful. Valentina Magaletti, their drummer, was Neon Neon’s tour drummer for the “Praxis Makes Perfect” and the National Theatre Wales production. She’s one of the greatest percussionists in the world and the loveliest of humans. Having Vanishing Twin remix “Art of Love” is a dream come true.”
The record also includes the duo’s debut single “I Want To Be,” released in January, original track “Ulu” and remixes from Falty DL and rising U.K. producer HAAi. The original version of “Art Of Love” is to appear on the duo’s forthcoming album, set for release later this year.
“I’m so happy to release these particular tracks alongside their remixes by some of our favorite artists and friends, HAAi and Falty DL,” says Stella Mozgawa. “It feels like a perfect toe dip into the music Bryan and I have made together over the last few years.”
Mozgawa—best known as the drummer of Warpaint and a frequent collaborator with Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett (whose wildly acclaimed Things Take Time, Take Time she co-produced) and more—and Boom Bip, the legendary, Mercury Prize-nominated L.A. producer born Bryan Charles Hollon, met more than ten years ago when Mozgawa first moved from Australia to L.A. Bonding over their mutual love of techno legends like LFO and 808 State, they found deep musical kinship and began trading ideas in earnest when Hollon took Mozgawa on tour to drum with his Neon Neon project in 2013.
In 2016 they finally found time to cram every synth and bit of gear they owned into Eric Wareheim’s Absolutely Studios and jam with a single prompt: What Would Mark Bell Do? Recording hours of improvisation, they’ve spent chunks of time over the five years since shaping that material, playing under-the-radar shows cheekily billed as Beef to flesh out ideas along the way.
1. I Want To Be
3. I Want To Be (HAAi Remix)
4. I Want To Be (Boom Bip Alt Version)
4. Ulu (Falty DL Remix)
6. Art Of Love (Vanishing Twin Remix)