Nicolas Jaar

“Remixed By Pepe Bradock, Dave Aju”

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Cat. No.CCS057
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A1 Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust - Pépé Bradock’s Blind Pig Mix A2 Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust - Pépé Bradock’s Train Fantôme Poke B1 Space Is Only Noise If You Can See - Dave Aju remix After the roaring success of Nicolas Jaar’s Space is only Noise album the fine curatorial heads at Circus Company HQ have enlisted 2 of their nearest, dearest and most talent co-conspirators for the first round of remix duties. Having built a cult following and peerless reputation for his remixes of everyone from Roy Ayers to Cassius, Pépé Bradock turns in no less than 3 versions of Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Dust. The proceedings begin with his Blind Pig mix, an echoing tunnel of balkan strings and dusty samples connecting the lands of disco and hip hop to blinding effect. The Train Fantôme Poke follows and is certain to find it’s way into many a discerning DJ bag in the weeks and months to come, with it’s Mathew Herbert-esque syncopations and grinding industrial scrapes and psychedelic whispers. Dave Aju takes up the baton on the flip turning the album’s title track into the kind of late 80s dance floor work out Martin Hannet would have been proud of, certain to appeal to fans of recent work by Matias Aguayo, Rebolledo and the Comeme camp. Finally, the bonus cut for the digital release, Mirandapella, sees Bradock doing away with the beats entirely and letting is fx units and sanity slip out the window into full cinematic free fall.

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Dirk Rumpff: “Pepe mix is dope. Obscure but cool”

Giles Smith (secretsundaze): “Quirky and out there remixes from PB. ”

RA - Resident Advisor: “Say what you want about Nicolas Jaar's debut album—and most of you already did; it's easy to see that it was anything but a dance floor record. For this remix 12-inch, Circus Company ropes in producers to mould two of the album's songs into shapes more suited to pulling shapes. Circus Company labelmate Dave Aju's remix is predictable, and maybe a little too easy, but its infectiously hooky throb is too much to resist. Aju straightens out "Space Is Only Noise If You Can See," turning Jaar's original self-serious vocal into a hypnotic mantra and beefing up the original's blob of a bassline into chugging anthemia. The selling point of the EP, however, is two ever-rarer appearances from French house maestro Pepe Bradock, whose contributions are about as out-there as you'd expect. Bradock's "Blind Pig" mix of "Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Dust" emphasizes and underlines rather than deconstructs. In his hands the track becomes the druggy space-rock dirge it might've been, its shimmering guitar tones slowed down to syrupy smears and its bassline a motorik spore cloud of low-frequencies. There's not a kick drum to be found. Bradock's "Train Fantome Poke" mix of the track is more typically percussive, but it's the amphetamine-addled hi-hat frenzy of techno rather than Bradock's smoother house flavours. The original's muddled elements mingle messily underneath, however, and it never quite coheres.”

Sascha Dive (Deep Vibes): “Dave Aju & Pepe Bradock Amazing Remix EP!!!!!”

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