01. Because It Pays So Thin (Bill Youngman Remix)
02. Because It Pays So Thin (Original Mix)
This baby has been brewing on the Hypnotic Room back-burner for some time now, carefully being cultured and tweaked. The first time we heard the original mix, we realized just how cool a cool concept it was - very out there, a little bit on the cyber-industrial tip, and we loved it. Rushing the special gem never was going to be an option.
Veronica du Lac brings together Andrez Bergen (Little Nobody) and Kana Masaki (DJ Kana Kani) over in Tokyo, Japan, a collaborative pairing that pushes the perimeters of contemporary minimal directions by introducing orchestral tune-up flourishes, robotic vocals, tinkering sound frequencies, and a Green Velvet kick, to earth-shattering effect.
Getting Bill Youngman in on the remix was something both Andrez and Kana aspired toward, and the Berlin-based Tresor veteran (and frequent Tobias Schmidt collaborator) has here let down neither: His remix is true to the intent of the original, then sears its way into the psyche in completely unexpected, lurching, mind-bending machine-made ways. It's so glorious, it aches.
Think techno made in the 22nd Century and you're only part-way there.