Saturday, June 23, 2012
Dimitar Dodovski "Aluminium Bend EP"
Back in 2008 Neo Ouija records released "Diaspora Cottage Industries 5" a massive double disc collection of high qaulity tracks which showcased many of Neo Ouija's previous artists along with some highly established artist like Move D, Benjamin Brunn. On CD one, Macedonian based new comer Dimitar Dodovski's "Aluminium Bend" really stood out with its infectious dub riffs and pristine soulful nod to Detroit techno.
Some time later through various social networking an opportunity arrived where I was asked to remix the track for a possible future EP release. The first draft I sent was a sort of minimal ambient dub techno mix, it was pointed out to me that the version was a little loopy or static with the drumwork. I planned to re-work additional edits and tweaks to my original idea.
Returning to the track I felt maybe I should move away altogether from the regular 4/4 structure and worked on a more lively looser feel with a slight Latin vibe which complimented the original elements and the additional parts I had worked on. Thanks to Dimitar's guidance the remix turned out to be amongst my favorites.
The "Aluminium Bend" EP is to be released on the Japanese based Lantern Records on June 29th along with a remix from Mark Thibideau.