Battles proudly present the second in a series of highly anticipated remixes from their 2011 album Gloss Drop. Each release in the series comes exclusively on 12″ vinyl (not initially available on digital) and contains stunning, exclusive re-works of the original album art. The remixes are titled Dross Glop 1, 2, 3…etc. through the 4th and final 12″, which will be released exclusively for Record Store Day 2012. This 2nd release in the remix series sees Shabazz Palaces, Kode 9 and Alchemist recreate Battles kinetic tracks.
Shabazz Palaces, whose 2011 album Black Up made them one of the breakout acts of the year, lend their voice and production to Battles “White Electric”.
Alchemist, who re-works the Battles track that was performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – “Futura” – is the well-known producer behind Mobb Deep and Dilated Peoples. His latest work as Eminem’s DJ and current signing to Shady Records have kept him quite busy. There’s few styles as pervasive in contemporary music.
Kode9, leader of the ahead-of-its-time Hyperdub has undeniable taste. As author, producer and early contributor to dubstep, his discovery of UK sensation Burial and The Spaceape have had limitless effect on the future. His remix of crowd-favorite “Africastle” has to be heard to be believed.