Stones Throw (Mild High Club, J Dilla) founder Peanut Butter Wolf has released his first remix in several years – a driving electro-noir interpretation of Automatic’s “Too Much Money”. This is the second remix from the band’s debut 2019 album Signal, following from psych-pop duo Peaking Lights’ dark, disco re-work of “Calling It”.
The collaboration began when “Automatic asked if I wanted to do a remix and I told them of course I would, but deep down inside thought I haven’t done a remix or made music in years,” says Wolf. “All I knew was I wanted to use the 808 in our studio because it was always my dream to have one since it ruled hip hop around 1983 when I was a kid. Other than that, I wanted to make it synthy and also simple because the vocals are so catchy. It’s fun to be out of music creation retirement again.”
Automatic is a three-piece electronic post-punk band from LA formed in 2017: Lola Dompé (drums / vocals), Izzy Glaudini (synths / vocals), and Halle Saxon Gaines (bass / vocals). Taking inspiration from musical post-punk and electronic groups from the 80s, Automatic make stark, minimal music.
Since the release of their Stones Throw debut album Signal in September, Automatic have sound tracked Hedi Slimane’s Paris Fashion Week show for Céline, toured the USA, and opened for legendary post-punk band Bauhaus’ reunion shows at the Hollywood Palladium.