Blending house beats, pop production and psychedelic rock with a sumptuous graphic novel aesthetic, Child of The Parish are emerging as one of the UK’s most imaginative rising propositions. Recent singles ‘Forever’s Not Enough
’ and ‘Midas Touch
’ have instigated mounting acclaim while the duo have also picked up key initial airplay from Radio 1, 6 Music and BBC Introducing.
Now Child of the Parish have teamed up with another genre-exploring artist in the shape of The Magician
for his remix of ‘Forever’s Not Enough’. Listen here
Child of the Parish’s multi-faceted style opens up a world of possibilities for remixes. The Magician reimagines ‘Forever’s Not Enough’ by putting it in the context of the late ‘80s as the distinction between disco and house began to become blurred. It’s not pure nostalgia, however, with hints of the contemporary style of Purple Disco Machine or Tensnake working into the invigorating remix.
Ben Vella says, “We are very excited to announce the first official remix of a Child of the Parish track, The Magician’s remix of ‘Forever’s Not Enough’. We’ve been a fan of his since he first started putting tunes out on Kitsuné and a lot of you probably know his massive remix of Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’. He’s brought an 80’s disco vibe to ‘Forever's Not Enough’ which we’re really loving, it’s really exciting to finally hear another artist’s take on one of our tunes as we’re such big remix fans in general. Enjoy!”
The Magician adds, “The original version instantly made me think of Empire of The Sun or Tame Impala of which I’m a huge fan! The idea I had from the start was to rearrange it with big synth chords and a rock/techno/disco style beat from the early ‘00s. I’m picturing a whole stadium crowd getting their lighters out when the big break hits.”
Consisting of producer/multi-instrumentalist brothers Ben and Tom Vella, Child of the Parish’s independent debut EP ‘Make It Better
’, soon reached 6 million streams, demonstrating the potential of their eclectic sounds. Lockdown naturally slowed their initial momentum, but undeterred the duo instead had the time to focus on the intricacies and experimental flourishes that makes their new music so impossible to pigeonhole. They have created a world which is expanded upon with an accompanying graphic novel, which sees the consequences of the witchcraft trials resurface almost 400 years later. Written by Ben Vella and Richard Brown, the story is brought to life with visuals by ‘Stranger Things’ graphic artist Pius Bak.
The Magician, the Belgian producer/DJ also known as Stephen Fasano, mixes underground credibility with mainstream attention. As well as his Lykke Li remix, he also achieved a Silver-certified Top 10 hit with ‘Sunlight’ with Years & Years and later remixed their #1 smash ‘King’. Dropping releases on iconic labels such as Kitsuné and FFRR, The Magician releases new tracks and remixes at a relentlessly rapid pace. Always interested in unearthing new and underground talent, his ‘Magic Tape’ mixtape series now spans 105 installments and dates back to 2010. Website
I Apple Music