Sleaford Mods release a brand new Orbital remix of their fan favourite track “I Don’t Rate You.” The song, taken from the duo’s sixth studio album ‘Spare Ribs’, has been infused with twitchy energy and sharp beats by the electronic pioneers. It is accompanied by a new mix of the same song from Mods’ own Andrew Fearn under his independent production guise of Extnddntwrk. The new release is a prelude to the band’s upcoming UK tour, which boasts their biggest live dates ever, and follows on from headlining performances at festivals End Of The Road and South Facing. European dates are set to follow in early 2022.
With Orbital cutting their teeth on the 90s rave scene – itself an artistic and celebratory expression of freedom that the government of the day sought to crush – it was almost inevitable that the Hartnoll brothers would chime creatively with modern day electronic agitators, Sleaford Mods. At a time when the present powers-that-be seek to heavy-handily meddle in British culture, the Nottingham duo have similarly melded bleeps and beats – while adding strong, thoughtful words – to assert their own artistic freedom.
Taken from Sleaford Mods’ hit album ‘Spare Ribs’, which was released at the start of 2021, Orbital’s transformation of I Don’t Rate You proves to be an era-crossing focal point of solidarity and an vibrant expression of independence from the dark forces that abound.
“Orbital made most other contemporaries look daft in the early days of dance music,” declares Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson of the impact the DJs have had on his music. “You couldn’t even begin to figure out where they were coming from. It totally belonged to them at that time and indeed carried on being so. ‘I Don’t Rate You’, for me, was inspired by early rave, The Prodigy and Orbital, LFO. That’s the vibe I got when Andrew sent the music through. We both use the benchmark of this kind of music when assessing what’s going to be the best formula for hard hitting tunes. You can’t mess with it. And now we have a remix by one of these hard hitters. It’s proper.”
Orbital’s mix is paired with Andrew Fearn’s Extnddntwrk reworking of the same track. “Andrew has done a blinder with this Extnddntwrk ‘You Wanna Sound Cool’ remix,” adds Jason. “The speeded up voice sample and relentless signature beat push this idea of old school new school business. It’s bang, bang grim as fuck non stop. Totally compliments the orbital offering.”
Single Track Listing:
Track 1: I Don’t Rate You – Orbital Remix
Track 2: I Don’t Rate You – Extnddntwrk ‘You Wanna Sound Cool’ Remix
IRELAND 2021 TOUR DATES
17 th – Manchester, O2 Academy (+ Billy Nomates)
18 th – Glasgow, Barrowlands (+ Billy Nomates + 4 Brown Girls Who Write)
19 th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree (+ 4 Brown Girls Who Write) – SOLD OUT
21 st – Dublin, Olympia (+ Goat Girl) – SOLD OUT
22 nd – Belfast, Empire (+ Billy Nomates) – SOLD OUT
24 th – Newcastle, O2 Academy (+ Billy Nomates + Son Of Dave)
25 th – Liverpool, O2 Academy (+ Son Of Dave)
26 th – Oxford, O2 Academy (+ Warmduscher) – SOLD OUT
27 th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (+ Dry Cleaning + Billy Nomates + Warmduscher)
30 th – Cardiff, Tramshed (+ Dry Cleaning)
1 st – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol (+ Nova Twins) – SOLD OUT
2 nd – London, Printworks (+ Nova Twins) – SOLD OUT
3 rd – Brighton, The Dome (+ Dry Cleaning) – SOLD OUT
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