“I don’t think it’s possible for me to write in a major key” says Katie Stelmanis, lead singer/songwriter of the Canadian trio Austra. Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf have created a dark and amazing confluence of classical and electronic on their LP Feel It Break mixed by Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy, UNKLE) that is ghoulishly groovy. A collection of sleazy, afterhours new wave, deeply rooted in Stelmanis’ operatic upbringing, it conjures other edgy, experimentalists like Bjork, Diamanda Galas, The Knife and Klaus Nomi. The Sparkle EP features 3 singles from the LP mixed in an array of tempos from Mark Pistel’s skittish, disco-wave remixes of “Lose It” to the pure electronic sleaze of Still Going’s “Beat And The Pulse”. MNDRN and Steffi turn in bewitching, midtempo house grooves and Young Galaxy goes for a good grind.
Beat And The Pulse Still Going Remix
Beat And The Pulse Steffi Bass Break Dub
Lose It Mark Pistel Vocal
Lose It Mark Pistel Dub
Spellwork MNDRN Nighttime Remix
Lose It Mark Pistel Funk Bass Remix
Lose It Young Galaxy Remix
austra is the future!
i love this shit! claudia thank you for always pushing the envelope and making great selections on what you promote. GENIUS!
Spellwork MNDRN Nighttime Remix or Beat And The Pulse Still Going Remix for me. I'll support one of these. Great vocals! Thanks for the release.
The Steffi mix is really quite nice, with Still Going coming in a close second. Thanks -
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Quality tune! Very reminiscent of classic Propaganda. Nice to have Consolidated's Mark Pistel back in action.
Beat & Pulse Still Going is haunting!
Awesome remixes, these work
Nice song, good vocals. STILL GOING is it for me. They hit for me every time!
Some really good mixes here
Beat And The Pulse Still Going Mix and Lose It Mark Pistel Funk Bass Remix is great too. Love the original sound. Should make for a nice addition to a set.
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beat and the pulse ... Love!!!
Austra has a great sound...
Nice fresh sounds. Great variety of mixes here.