Straight off the back of his remix on the last Insult To Injury release, we’re very excited to welcome back Tom Coveney (a.k.a. one half of Psychemagik & 100% of techno-titan Thomaas Banks) to the label as part of Apollo View. Together with long-term collaborator Jon-Mark, the Apollo View boys have cooked up two tasty interpretations of pieces that inspired them when they began their musical journey together back in 1992. These renditions make up their worldwide debut, Delta V
First off the conveyor belt is, ironically, IV; a tip of the cap to the classic, Piano Tune, they have created part-electro-smasher / part-piano-mega-anthem. Massive 808 kicks boom away as a frenzy of percussive white noise bursts & hats jostle for position over the top, whilst heavenly piano chords puncture the furore in all the right places.
Things take a slightly slower turn for the nostalgic ambience of II, a nod to the staple ‘Sing Time’ but with recreated synth sounds, which leads us into a world of synthesised guitars & gorgeous sampled vocals. Festival sunrise sets, ahoy!
First out the traps on remix duty is Logtoad, whose release on Optimo’s AF Trax last year has not left the record box! We were expecting big things from his mix of II & he’s delivered the goods here in spades.
Up-and-coming super-star Violet completes the package with a skip-tastic, bass-heavy version of IV. Somewhere between Chicago house and UK garage, celestial pads whisk you away to Drum Machine Island, where the native 909’s are off their tits on hallucinogens, achieving transcendence around the fire.