Late last week, Kasbo celebrated the one year anniversary of his breakout album Places We Don’t Know by announcing an official remix package. And this week, the Swedish producer delivered a splendid flip of “Places We Don’t Know” from Foreign Family labelmate ford.
Kasbo and ford. both created massive buzz with their respective Foreign Family releases in 2018. Kasbo’s Places We Don’t Know propelled him to the forefront of the chillwave scene; his ambitious new live show made him a can’t-miss name, and rightfully so.
Soon after the release of ford.’s debut full-length (The) Evening, Kasbo took the up-and-comer under his wing on his North American tour, marking some of ford.’s first-ever live shows. Commemorating their breakout years, ford. puts a downtempo spin on the album’s title track.
The two producers’ complementary styles play out splendidly in the remix. Utah-based ford. deconstructs the high-energy original to its simplest parts, chopping the vocals over a graceful piano cut. ford. preserves the allure of the original percussion and atmospheres while his dramatic pauses and playful, jumping melodies invigorate the track with a fresh feel.
The release follows stunning remixes from Billboard and Tennyson debuted late last year. Upcoming releases on the remix EP include additions from Super Duper, Autolaser, EMBRZ, and Odd Kid Out. You can catch the full set due April 5th via Foreign Family Collective and Counter Records.
Check out the ford. flip and the full Places We Don’t Know remix EP below!
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