Hot on the platform heels of the self directed, Raffaella Carrà homaging, tour de force video for “Narcissus” and a seminal live set at Homobloc in Manchester – a masterclass in sound and vision which has already become a performance of legend – Róisín Murphy today releases a package of remixes for her celebrated new single. Long-time collaborator DJ Parrot, under his Crooked Man moniker, takes the irresistible, string-drenched disco strut of “Narcissus” and re-moulds and morphs it, creating four very different and thrilling new iterations.
The “Drone Attack” mix, as the title would suggest, is murky and undulating, hypnotic whispered vocals reverberating off the darkest corners of the club. “Narcissus (At The Disco)” is 9 minutes of dancefloor perfection, the driving melodies infused with a hip-strutting abandon. “Narcissus (Bent Crooked)”, with its stabs of propulsive electro house, channels a whole different beast entirely. The exquisite string arrangement by Eddie Stevens, an evocation of a time where disco reigned supreme, takes centre stage on the Crooked String mix. Once again showcasing his unmatched craftsmanship, Crooked Man, we salute you.
Listen to “Narcissus (The Crooked Mixes)” – BELOW:
Meredith Festival, Meredith, VIC Aus 14th Dec
The Forum, Melbourne Aus 15th Dec
Enmore Theatre, Sydney Aus 17th Dec