Eli & Fur close out this year with a celebratory nine-track collection of reworks of the original material released on their first studio LP, “Found In The Wild”.
The duo have brought together a hand-selected eclectic mix of friends and peers to reinterpret their “Found In The Wild” project, each artist stepping up to the plate to lend new context to their standout track of choice, re-presented in a new light for extensive dancefloor use.
The first drop from the remix album came courtesy of Anjunadeep mainstay Marsh, who has already garnered BBC Radio 1 support from Danny Howard with his rework of the sensual and otherworldly, “Wild Skies” which glistens in cooperation with the girls’ textured sound palette laid down in the original.
Along with stellar cuts from acclaimed producers, Fur Coat, Ben Yang, Polar Inc and MOLØ, Eli & Fur have also included their own special club mix of “Come Back Around”, a fan favourite and standout moment broadcast earlier this summer in the girls’ cinematic performance film, “Found In the Wild Live”.
Eli & Fur’s club mix sits alongside a dark and brooding interpretation of “Come Back Around” from long-time close friend and scene affiliate Maya Jane Coles. Fresh off the back of releasing her new album “Night Creature”, Maya has previously remixed for Gorillaz and Massive Attack. The machinelike precision of her drum programming chugs throughout the mix with a steampunk hiss, leading listeners down a hypnotic trail of industrial synths and ethereal vocal manipulation.
South-African native THEMBA bursts into action with a no-holds-barred percussive workout, shifting the laid-back aura of “Walk The Line” into an organically evolving menagerie of traditional drum splashes. An important figurehead for the South African electronic music scene and recently named ambassador for the Bridges For Music Charity, THEMBA draws on his trademark sound forged from his African roots which unfolds fluidly through the energy-charged percussion of the girls’ original album track.
Internationally renowned for her dreamy soundscapes and hypnotic rhythms, Italian born and classically trained Francesca Lombardo provides a gorgeous contribution to the compilation with her take on “In Too Deep”. Lombardo delivers a slow-burning and delicately balanced reformation - a swirling, space-age quality has listeners ensnared into a trance-like stasis, fighting the urge to sway in time with the vocal accompaniment as it glides through the arrangement.