added: 11 Oct 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Kele switches gears from DJ'ing to producing, offering up a remix of the Bloc Party track 'Obscene' off their recent 'The Nextwave Sessions' EP. Exclusive to his Tapes mix on !K7 Records and previously unheard, Kele transforms the dark and moody original into a UK bass banger.
'I've been exploring the idea of remixing other people's music recently and I'm really enjoying it,' he says. 'You can be a lot less precious about things. I turned what is a rather sombre ballad into a jacked-up early '90s house track. Remixing is a good way of being creative without getting too attached to something.'
Listen to 'Obscene' (Kele Remix) below.
Thought you had Bloc Party pegged? Prepare to be surprised. Make that very surprised. The London four-piece have always had an undertow of dance music, something to do with their propulsive rhythm section perhaps, but frontman. Kele Okereke's Tapes mix for !K7 is pretty much a full-on dancefloor set, albeit one with a few twists and turns.
'We always respected dance music,' explains Kele. 'It's where lots of ideas for our songs started. Our first single, 'She's Hearing Voices', was very much inspired by the image of people dancing. Rhythm and groove has always been important to the band and I wanted to reflect that. I guess it's something that I'm taking further with this mix.'
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