This remix by Belgian producer and Pelican Fly foudning member Richelle was originally commissioned by the Rick Owens house as a remix of the Michele Lamy and Matthew Stone track “How Do You Feel” but Richelle’s remix eventually turned into a 15 minutes anthemic, evil sounding remix of his own “I Think” track with the original vocal track from Michele Lamy and Matthew Stone’s “How Do You Feel” replacing the original Diamond vocal. This version was finally used in the actual Rick Owens Mens 2013 MS Show, along with a special surprise at the end, the remix will be out soon on a limited edition vinyl-only compilation of remixes.
Grab the runway edit of the synth- and low end bassinfused track over here.
Watch the video of the Rick Owens Mens 2013 MS Show “Island” below:
Here’s a mix for the weekend from Brussels based DJ Slow, who also happens to be the leader of the Pelican Fly pack. He goes in hard with this mix and even includes that anthemlike Richelle remix of our very own Marcus Price and his track “Continental Skank” (the remix can now be downloaded via the Discobelle Records Soundcloud).
“Our 18th podcast comes from Brussels native, Pelican Fly label head, and quite the bad boy on the decks — Thomas Duval aka DJ Slow. Right from the jump, after Canblaster sent us a promo for FLY001 by Richelle, this and each following release made its way into our collective DJ crate. Releases from Sinjin Hawke, Mister Tweeks and Lucid followed along with remixes from artists like LOL Boys, Sam Tiba, DJ Sliink and more, making Pelican Fly a definite label to keep tabs on. Along with a newly crowned Pelican Fly production squad consisting of DJ Slow, label co-founder Richelle and Mister Tweeks, the crew hosts a regular party at the illustrious Social Club in Paris which is also home base for many of our favorite Paris crews as well.
Salva and Shlohmo hit up Social Club with DJ Slow and mega homie Guillaume Berg while in Europe earlier this year, and these cats really did their thing. Therefore we thought it time to showcase DJ Slow’s label, aesthetic and musical taste for our next podcast. He combines styles like Atlanta Rap and Jersey club into South African house and sleazy Techno, with the rawness of UK Grime — making Slow’s sound that of a perfect blend for the dance floor. Great amount of exclusives and all around acid-trip-booty-sweat vibes on this one.”
Tracklist after the jump.
Support already from Crookers, Brodinski, Tony Senghore, Gina Turner, Neoteric, Brenmar, Swick, Savage Skulls, Bag Raiders, Don Rimini, J-Wow of Buraka Som Sistema, Voltron, Cedaa, Deebs, Feadz, Brent Tactic etc.
After honing over a decade of production skills and winning two Swedish grammys, it’s safe to say Scandinavia’s Marcus Price has carved out his own untouchable genre. Piecing together trace elements of skweee, juke, ghettotech, booty bass and house, his “Continental Skank” EP on Discobelle Records is a Night Of The Living Dead amalgamation of genres that twitches and springs to life and immediately starts shaking ass on the dancefloor when you hit play. Shocking, strange but suprisingly seductive? Either way, we’re excited to present four original productions as well as a next-level Richelle remix from our Pelican Fly alumni.
“Continental Skank” kicks off sounding like a piece of razor wire getting tightened in a vise – it oozes a tight, high strung kind of organ grinder sleaziness fit for back alleys of industrial neighbourhoods, horse meat manufacturing plants, and stumbling off a plane arriving in Tokyo, too drunk to see straight. Backed up with a horn line that sounds like a cascade of hallucinogenic fireworks shooting into carnivale, it’s probably the most intense breakfast-food themed dance track in the history of the planet.
“Hector Riddim” begins as a single wailing electrical guitar which gradually travels over a minefield of ratcheted up drum programming, loading gun clacks and slightly rusty, Scandinavian government airhorns reserved for warning the population about airstrikes. It’s reverberated bass rumble pushes it somewhere between saavy tech-house and unrestrained Miami booty bass.
Meanwhile, “Commercial” gets aggressive on a “white static interrupted TV signal” tip, darting in and out of conflicting rhythms, going from dub reggae to space aged E-Funk to pinging 808s reverberating in your eardrums. If you could bottle attention deficit disorder into a delicious tasting beverage, it’d be something like this.
“Panty Drop” begins as a Digital Undergroundesque hip hop outro and throws a flurry of assaulting toms and escalating arpeggios together, like an extra cut from Dre’s “2001” found its way into a space capsule and came back to earth a few decades later on a glowing piece of translucent vinyl with some apocalyptic chicken scratch scrawled on it.
But the Richelle Remix of “Continental Skank” threatens to uproot the whole release; a colossal two-step anthem hooked up to an IV of codeine laced purple cough syrup, it embodies everything about Pelican Fly that we love, bridging influences of Cybotron’s endlessly upwards scaling “Clear” and Missy Elliot’s Southern influenced “Get Low”. Part of the power of Richelle’s version is the way it utilizes empty space to powerful effect- whether it’s the percolating, bubbling tar bubbles of bass that swim up to the surface, or the barely there guttural grunts playing underneath ominous piano keys, this is a post-apocalyptic futuristic vision of the potential beats that Young Jeezy will be rapping on in five years if there’s any justice in the Universe.
In two weeks time (friday January 26th to be exact) Brussels based DJ Slow will bring his Pelican Fly empire to Paris Social Club for the 1st edition of their residency, in order to prepare us for this extravaganza he put together a promo mix of serious vibes and bootyshaking greatness. The mix was done live at the Pelican Fly HQ AKA Duval house and it gives us a pretty good idea about what Pelican Fly is all about: mindboggling and forwardthinking club music.
More info about the party and a tracklist for the mix after the jump.
The next installation in the ever-continuing Pelican Fly saga of quality dance music arrives in the form of October 10th’s “On The Track EP (FLY004)” from Richelle, which includes original tracks “I Think”, “Don’t Do” and “Somewhere Secret” and features remixes by Marcus Price, Max Le Daron & Javier Estrada and Canblaster. Tough to choose a favorite, but the contribution from Newark based Jersey house legend-in-the-making DJ Sliink is something truly breathtaking.
And to celebrate, here’s another free piece of Pelican Fly swag:
Another week, another free secret weapon from the family! LOL Boys, aka your favourite “internet loving duo”, are bringing some serious heat this week with their rework of Sho Stoppa’s club banger “Flaunt It” ! We are very proud to offer you this one as a part of the free track series as it totally embodies our vision of club music and proceeds to blur the musical boundaries even more. Full credits due to Sho Stoppa ) and Track Officialz for the original beat. Please support them if you like it.
It’s a spacy, heavy breathing laced club tool riddim that’s bound to set off some fire alarms, while also paying tribute to the Pelican Fly family’s idea of the weird, fun places dance music can go.