If you’re a follower of my posts, then you already know my love for downtempo techno and electronica. Today’s entry comes in the form of two great remixes from Dutch producer Drvg Cvltvre. The man seems to share a taste in music similar to mine, so you know I couldn’t wait to post about his work.
Drvg Cvltvre’s rework of Nova by Burial and Four Tet (pictured) takes the original and seriously slows it down, while at the same time adding very subtle elements that give the track a very quaint power. Legend has it that Drvg Cvltvre crafted this rework to be tailor-made for his sets, so if you’re lucky enough to catch him live, expect him to drop this one. Moving along, he’s reworked another one of my favorite indie tracks–Far Nearer by Jamie XX. You might remember the original from when I posted about Jamie’s amazing Essential Mix, but this “slow grind”, as Drvg Cvltvre puts it, is much dancier than the original. When I say “dancier,” I mean quiet grooving in a lounge–not a banger in any sense, but something to rather sip a cocktail to. The beauty of this track is that it is a shining example of why dance music doesn’t always need to be a “banger,” but that it can be just as intimate as any other form of music. PS, both of these tracks are available for free download on Drvg Cvltvre’s SoundCloud.