Following the recent release of Versions, their album of reimagined versions of some of their best-loved songs, Archive today announce news of Versions: Remixed, released 20th November via Dangervisit through [PIAS].
The album features eleven superb remixes of these tracks by the likes of Darkstar, GLOK (aka Andy Bell of Ride), Vessels, Richard Norris, Russian Linesman and many more. Talking about Versions: Remixed Archive founding member Darius Keeler says:
“I’m always fascinated to see where other artists and producers take our music when they’re given free rein to bring their creativity to the project. The remix concept harks back to the very earliest origins of the band in the club scene of the early ’90s. But these aren’t club remixes, we wanted a remix album that reflects the mood of the original Versions album – contemplative and atmospheric. I think all the remixers involved here have done a fantastic job, I thank them so much for their creative input, I really love the results!”
To launch the album Archive have shared ‘Fuck U (Version) – Taroug Remix’. This remix is the winner of the competition the band launched via SoundCloud, inviting fans to remix the track. Of the track Taroug says:
“A few weeks ago one of my drum students told me about the #FURemixed competition and I was thrilled. As a long-time fan, Archive have had a strong influence on my musical career, so working on the remix was something very special and emotional for me. I was very excited about the strong synth arpeggio in the middle part of ‘Fuck U (Version)’ and I reinterpreted this idea in my remix. I focused on building a bridge between the original and the new version of Fuck U. A strong but not too complicated rhythm was very important to me. The fact that I won and will be released on the Versions: Remixed album is an especially great honour for me and makes my heart beat faster.”
Listen to ‘Fuck U (Version) – Taroug Remix’ – BELOW: