With the release of this set of remixes Figure head Len Faki reveals previously unseen shades of both the source material and his own musical identity. Produced over the course of last year and originally never intended to come out, the Hidden Objects were to remain just that – hidden from anyone but Faki himself who was privately developing a different side of his in the studio.
This effort first lead to deliberately constructing an antipode to Slam’s Cirklon Bells. Contrasting grainy distorted noise and stuttering drums against the light and ambient melody of the original, the remix turns into a bittersweet yet beautifully soothing listen.
Feeling inspired by this novel approach of turning a track’s atmosphere and energy by means of opposition, Faki decided to apply it again to one of last year’s biggest remixes, his own re- interpretation of Scuba’s Black on Black. This time going into the opposite white direction, a more musical and melodic side of Len Faki is allowed to shine through when big, anthemic pads hover over a bouncy bassline and an epic breakdown gives ample room for the track’s groove to rebuild from scratch.
Finally the newfound workflow sees Faki take on Philippe Petit’s Suspended off his recent EP for Figure SPC. Building upon the original’s quivering melody, Faki injects it with serious momentum by carefully added skittering percussion and some deeply moving bass, thus taking the already uplifting vibe even further.
A1. Philippe Petit – Suspended (Len Faki Remix)
A2. Slam – Cirklon Bells (Len Faki Remix)
B1. Scuba – black on black (Len Faki goes white remix)
Artist: Len Faki
Title: Hidden Objects
Cat. No: Fig.74
Release Date: 08.02.2016
Formats: 12” / Digital