With forthcoming LP Outer on the horizon and a just-announced London headline date at Oval Space on October 19th following a sold-out show at Village Underground this spring, Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell aka Dusky have today shared two heavyweight remixes of the album’s first single “Ingrid Is A Hybrid” from Bwana and Shed.
Rising Berlin-via-Toronto producer Bwana aka Nathan Micay has built up an impressive run of releases over the past couple of years for labels including Aus Music, Infinite Machine and somethinksounds. Most recently he released an acclaimed “retro-futuristic reimagining” of the Akira OST with LuckyMe via a special website. His “We’re All In This Together” remix of “Ingrid Is A Hybrid” – which sees him reunite with Dusky, having previously played alongside the London duo in Chicago last autumn – builds from subtle percussion to new levels of computerized bliss.
Shed is Ostgut Ton and Modeselektor/50 Weapons affiliate René Pawlowitz, also known by his Head High and WK7 aliases and for his time behind the counter at Berlin’s legendary Hard Wax record store. With his version the techno maestro welds a dark sense of foreboding into “Ingrid” while managing to retain the rave euphoria of the original.
Annie Mac recently proclaimed “Ingrid Is A Hybrid” her Hottest Record In The World on her BBC Radio 1 show. The track brings together trademark Dusky touches – clean, club-heavy production, inventive use of vocal samples and classy, melodic textures – into a unique hybrid that breaks new ground for the duo but still sounds unmistakably them.
“Ingrid Is A Hybrid” is available now via Astralwerks on all download stores and streaming services. Stay tuned for more news on the Outer album, coming soon.
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