Theo Parrish (pictured above) remixes The Invisibles, plus a Vesicle reissue and plenty more in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Merchandising Manager / Denver
Kyson – Blackstone [Moodgadget]
Hot off his victory in the Bon Iver remix contest from Indaba Music with his serene, cold-weather rework of “Holocene,” Adelaide-based Kyson’s (aka Jian Kellett Liew) latest long-player, Blackstone, perfectly captures the summer sound reaching the southern hemisphere this time of year. It’s a perfect Polaroid snapshot of those warm and dusky sounds I’ll be needing to make it through the coming winter’s frozen misery.
General Manager of Merchandising & General Manager / Berlin
The Invisible – Generational (Theo Parrish Remix) [Ninja Tune]
Quite frankly, The Invisible’s new album on Ninja Tune was massively underrated and ignored by the mainstream press—a subtle gem of a record, full of soul, blues, and character. Theo’s remix highlights some of his more moodier, eclectic production sides, with its off-kilter melodies and drum lines, yet it is so all-over-the-place, it really works as a great record to mix in and out of. Unfortunately, the two-minute Beatport sample doesn’t do it any justice whatsoever, so you’ll have to take my word for it and just download it.
Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles
Vesicle – Streetwise [Terminal Dusk]
Old-school 2009 heavyweight breakstep for your earhole, son! Not sure why it’s being re-released now by Terminal Dusk, but I’m hoping that they’re reaching back to release some of their vinyl catalog as digital. Either way, I’m a happy camper.
Beatport News Editor / San Francisco
Indigo – Wake EP [Hypercolour]
Looking for something to sneak into your Halloween set? Indigo’s Wake EP might be just the thing—these three tracks are deep, icy-hot, and dark as hell, propelled forward by insistent techno clicks. Funny that Liam Blackburn should call himself Indigo, as it’s a perfect color-match for the mood he sets with this awesome release.
Merchandising Manager / Berlin
The Invisible – Generational [Ninja Tune]
Try as I might, it’s impossible to not compare The Invisible to Radiohead—there is something undeniably kindred about both bands’ use of brittle electronics and indie melancholia. “Generational” is as fresh and instantly memorable as anything The Invisible have done, and both original versions are a treat, but it’s an epic 15-minute remix by Theo Parrish that is the masterpiece. Parrish’s ruined chords, collapsing rhythms, and jagged blades of melody are deeply hypnotic and pass in a fraction of the track’s time.