Capitalizing on the success of their 2018 studio album Battle Lines, Bob Moses have released a massive 16-track remix package for the LP. The release coincides with the premiere of a brand new remix of Bob Moses’ “Listen to Me” by Australian producer Cassian. The remix album revitalizes the electronica indie dreamscapes championed by the original album with a compilation of eclectic selections from various producers.
Cassian’s remix transforms “Listen to Me” from downtempo ambiance into dance-floor affections, embracing energizing high-hats and rich brass in its change of pace. Having received airplay from Diplo’s Revolution, Sirius BPM, and other US commercial dance stations, Battles Lines [Remixed] encompasses remixes and edits from Jamies Jones, Hayden James, DJ Tennis, Eagles & Butterflies, and more as well as an extended mix of “Heaven Only Knows.” Stream the EP below.
After evidencing his sound to be that of a particularly sleek house caliber via original productions like “Same Things,” Cassian extends his artistic vision to The Aston Shuffle‘s and Fabich‘s “Stay.” Underground sensibilities collide on the remix, which meshes Cassian’s style with the groovy, smooth character of The Aston Shuffle’s sound.
Unlike the original, which unfurls at a viscous pace, Cassian’s take is decidedly danceable. The producer’s choice to quicken the song’s BPM positions the revamp for late-night club rotation, as do the staticky, atmospheric tones that endure from the remix’s opening to closing second. Cassian preserves the vocal contribution of featured artist, Dana Williams, limiting the scope of his masterful, musical revision to the track’s electronic body.
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Cassian, a favorite duly of RÜFÜS DU SOL, and of the Australian alternative dance trio’s newly minted, Rose Avenue, has returned to the imprint with his latest effort, “Same Things.”
A silken-bodied production that fluidly paces forth, the melodic house offering calls on the vocal talents of Gabrielle Current. Cassian suspends Current’s sleek vocal contribution atop a lush bed of rounded synths that entreat listeners to sink into the song’s smooth construction. The track’s mid-tempo arrangement, and bright electronic elements work symbiotically to craft a current of sonic chill that complements the sensual indie sound aesthetic that Rose Avenue has cultivated.
With mixing credits on two of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s studio efforts, SolaceandBloom, in his back pocket, and a prior Rose Avenue debut via “Lafayette” in his recent rearview, it’s clear that Cassian is no stranger to the landscape of sound production. Listeners who can’t get enough of Cassian’s style need not consider the “repeat” button their only method of satiation: Cassian will join RÜFÜS DU SOL for a number of the group’s Australian tour dates, including Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and more.