Dan Carey remixes Foals “2am”
Foals have released the new Dan Carey version of “2am”.The track is the first to be taken from their new project ‘Life Is Dub’, which follows on Record Store Day, April 22nd. ‘Life Is Dub’ sees Dan Carey rework the entire Life Is Yours album through a dub prism. Carey’s take on “2am,” takes it somewhere altogether different.
Yannis Philippakis says, “To me Dan’s dubs are like nocturnal photo negatives of the original; the colours and sounds have been inverted, subverted and sent sideways. Their new groove and swagger has been pushed through analogue circuitry into a night-time companion to ‘Life Is Yours’.”
Dan Carey approached the ‘Life Is Dub’ project using two core approaches. Some follow the half-time, deep bass style heard in ‘2am’, while for the up-tempo tracks he would program a new beat around the original kick and snare drums. This would be synced with a modular system, feeding and processing elements from the original – usually guitars and keyboards – to create twisted new takes for the new multitrack, often then adding Jupiter-8 synths too. He would then pick his favourite elements from three different live dubs and edit them together.
Life Is Dub will be available exclusively via local independent retailers for this year’s Record Store Day. Please see here for a list of participating venues. The limited-edition album will be pressed on gold 12” vinyl.
Foals recently added shows in Mexico and across Europe to their busy summer touring schedule. Highlights include headline sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, a North American tour as guests to Paramore.
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