London-based producer Daniel Avery, already wowed us with his excellent debut LP Drone Logic, belated discovery over the festive period. It’s a big old fashioned dance album, in the sense that it revolves around no nonsense synths with house/techno beats in a similar way to Underworld or Leftfield in their pomp, and is nothing short of amazing.
A couple of weeks back, he released this sublime new remix of ‘How You Say’ by Factory Floor, who’s own debut of motorik, bone-rattling analog magic from last year has plenty of it’s own spectacular moments. On this eight-plus-minute remix, Avery applies a foggy-hazy touch to transform the skeletal original into a more lush and blissful track.
‘How You Say (Daniel Avery Remix)’ can be streamed in full below, before its release on April 14th through DFA. Factory Floor also have a string of North American tour dates, if you’re on that side of the pond, check them here.
Girls Names released their latest LP The New Life back in February, providing us with the best domestic record of the year so far. A quite dark post-punk record with a moody and foreboding disposition, importantly it is an exceptionally great album.
The Belfast foursome are now planning the release of a remix EP, The Next Life. Up first from the EP is is a remix of ‘Projektions’ courtesy of Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey. The track is almost completely re-imagined. Almost the entire original dispensed with, in favour of Factory Floor’s characteristic motorik groove and pulsating synths. Most importantly the resulting remix sounds immense. It is also a timely reminder for two reasons: (1) if you haven’t checked out Girls Names’ The New Life, you really should because you’re missing out; (2) it’s a reminder of Factory Floor’s talent who’ll release their hotly anticipated debut album in September. All good.
The Next Life will be released later this year and Factory Floor’s rework will be joined by those of David Holmes, Locust, The Soft Walls & Optimo.
It’s hard to believe it has been over 12 months (November 2011 in fact) since Factory Floor released their last single ‘Two Different Ways’.
Whatever the case, the London electro industrial trio are back with a brand new single ‘Fall Back’, the first taken from their forthcoming debut album which will be released through DFA later in the year. ‘Fall Back’ is a thick, and inspired eight minute slice of spiraling and swirling synths, with that all too recognizable hypnotic groove.
Factory Floor’s debut LP surely has to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year? Until then though, we have ‘Fall Back’, released on January 15th on DFA Records.
Last week Factory Floor unveiled their brand new DFA Records single, ‘Two Different Ways’.
Now the talented London trio have unleashed the b-side, ‘Two Different Ways (Second Way)’, a heady mix of snappy beats, pulsating synths and relentless percussives. Much like it’s a-side counterpart this is an absolute beast of a tune, it’s true charm is it subtly which will worm it’s way inside your head an command your complete and full attention. Thats my story over the past 24 hours anyway.
If you are in London Factory Floor will play the Sub Sonic launch at the Garage tomorrow night, 18th November.
Buy Two Different Ways on 12″ at the DFA shop. Listen to the a-side below too, or read about it here.
Factory Floor – ‘Two Different Ways (Second Way)’
Factory Floor – Two Different Ways
London trio Factory Floor have announced the release of a brand new single on DFA Records.
New single ‘Two Different Ways’ is a pulsating electronic tune with a percussive mix of cowbells, mechanical kicks and snares and heavy hypnotic synthline.
‘Two Different Ways’ is out on 12″ on November 14th – check it out below.
Factory Floor – Two Different Ways