Psychemagik Remixes Justin Velor’s “Flameout”
Looking back on the past 11 months, it’s impossible to avoid the conclusion that a maximalist ethos has taken over electronic music. From top 40 radio on down, the call for more more more is readily apparent. In recent weeks we’ve featured a few prominent examples of this, namely Don Froth’s voluminous “VAP”, but the shear amount of obsequiously busy tracks being released is becoming overwhelming. Enter Justin Velour (who usually goes by Dom Thomas) and Psychemagik, two British acts working (consciously or not) to re-instill the attitude that less is more. The latter recently reworked the former’s “Flameout” into a nine minute space age opus built on a simple yet effective bassline. Beyond the foundation, quiet percussion shakes and various sound effects ping in and out, but the song remains remarkably subdued for the entirety of its runtime, slowly morphing into a psychedelia-infused slow disco effort. The remix is off of a Velor 12″, out now via his own Brutal Music. Stream below and download here courtesy of XLR8R.