Genre/Influences: Industrial trip-hop, electronic.
Background/Info: Mexican duo Adriana Martinez –
Miguel Bastida strike back with a new EP of Deer. After the promising debut-EP (cf. “Portraits”) they now strikes back with remixed songs.
Content: The 4 original songs of “Portraits” have been remixed by 10xx, Headbirds, HEO and Rob Ascough. There’s an interesting diversity between all of the remixes moving from trip-hop to pure vintage electronics to harder and rougher mixes.
+ + + : The varied remixes are interesting. I have a preference for the totally retro-inspired remix of “Alive” remixed by Headbirds. I also like the vocals’ production on “I Want It All” remixed by Rob Ascough. Adriana Martinez vocals sound rougher, which is fitting with the song.
– – – : This EP can be seen as a nice little extra to the original EP, but it’s not as magic.
Conclusion: Deer is doping great and has already been invited to play in different countries. But if you don’t know them yet, I recommend discovering the original “Portraits”-EP instead of these remixes.
Best songs: “Alive Rev Mix – Headbirds”.