A new label called Amazing Sounds launches on November 9 with a 12" featuring remixes of krautrock legends Harmonia by Shackleton and Appleblim & Komonazmuk.
Rather than being asked to tackle individual tracks, the producers were given access to all the parts for Harmonia’s Tracks And Traces, the 1976 album they recorded in collaboration with Brian Eno and which was recently reissued by Groenland Records. According to Amazing Sounds, the two resulting remixes are "epic affairs that see woozy synth lines marshalled by crisp, driving percussion – easing the retro futurism of Harmonia & Eno’s compositions onto a tripped-out 21st century dancefloor." Excited? We are.
Amazing Sounds is the brainchild of London-based DJ/production team Allez-Allez, and its releases will be distributed by Kompakt; future productions on the label will come courtesy of Dan Deacon, Hudson Mohawke and Luke Abbott.
Allez-Allez celebrate their 3rd birthday and the launch of Amazing Sounds with a party at London’s Cargo on October 10, featuring guests Nathan Fake and Appleblim. Rather than a straight-up charge on the door, Cargo are operating an "honest box pay scheme" that night – i.e. you pay what you want to get in.
What’s more, on November 9 Allez Allez will released their debut single ‘Defeatist’/’Slump’ on Cologne’s respected Kick Boxer imprint. The A-side is a peaktime dancefloor burner, while ‘Slump’ has been described by Optimo’s JD Twitch as sounding "like Chris and Cosey riding a flying hoover over the city in Blade Runner." Right then. The package is rounded out by a remix from Border Community’s Ricardo Tobar.