Following the release of Graveyard Love’s EP ‘Dissociate’ in June 2013, described as an ‘aggregate of experiences and attitude’ with ‘hypnotizing melodies’ and ‘intensely self-reflexive vocals’, he began connecting with other like-minded musicians to create a remix version of the original EP. Featuring some of the most exciting up and coming producers from New Zealand and the USA, Dissociate Remixes includes three new versions of the SoundCloud “hit”, Dance Dark at the Dead Disco (300,000+ plays) and new treatments of four other tracks.
Auckland-based artist Bright Child remixes ‘Dance Dark at the Dead Disco’ and recreates, fusing their brand of indie-electronica, seamlessly bring “dance!” to the dead disco.
Remixing “Gospel of trial and error” Alistair Deverick of Boycrush created a rhythmically dynamic and uplifting piece from the simplicity of the original.
Remixing “Dance Dark at the Dead Disco” – Heavyboots of Auckland and Amsterdam creates a Juno washed, syncopated and shaking remix which takes the original to deeper and darker depths – and even then - spirals out of control.
Whisker the Electronic
Remixing ‘Me I’m Not Myself – Auckland-based bedroom artist Whisker produces a retro-future synthwave inspired piece – seamlessly fusing influences such as Jean Michel Jarre and New Order.
Death and the Maiden
Dunedin based Death and the Maiden remixed “A City, A Spirit and A Fall from Grace”. With a blending of dance hall electronica and post-punk basslines, death and the maiden have taken the original rolling narrative and converted the climatic ‘club’ scene into a song of its own.
Nebraskan based artist TDEL2’s remix ‘A New Start’ could be described as a “polished and future-synth” reconstruction of the original – channelling TDEL2’s electronic elements into the grime of Graveyard Love’s song writing.
Prolific producer Terrorball from Hamilton, New Zealand ups the anti with his bass heavy version of ‘Dance Dark at the Dead Disco’.
Make no mistake about it, Sufjan Stevens is a musical genius and Illinois is his masterpiece in my opinion. The entire album is faultless from start to finish and the arrangements are stunning. Monkey Records