DMA’S release new The Avalanches remix of single ‘Criminals’ today, taken from their critically acclaimed 3rd studio album ‘THE GLOW’ which was released last month and charted at an impressive #4 in the official UK chart. The Avalanches have just recently released their first tracks since their last studio album in 2016 and hinted at a new album. This DMA’S mix is the influential duo’s first remix since their Chemical Brothers remix in 2019 – they add a fresh & original take on ‘Criminals’ with their synth-pop deconstruction that only The Avalanches could assemble.
“It was a real pleasure. Awesome melodies, awesome talent, awesome energy, I listen to DMA’S all the time. It was really nice to be given free reign and to let loose with some free-flowing old school “Since I Left You vibes on this remix. Thank you, guys.” – Robbie Avalanche
Listen to The Avalanches remix of DMA’S track ‘Criminals’ – BELOW:
DMA’S new album ‘THE GLOW’ is a mission statement that the trio immediately encapsulate within the opening two tracks. A swaggering mash-up of Screamadelica-era attitude, big beat dynamics and modern alt-pop flair, ‘Never Before’ immediately sets the tone. The title track then keeps that energy firing, a rapid-rush of melodic energy, joyous optimism and new-found confidence in Tommy O’Dell’s vocals. As suggested by the first single ‘Silver’ DMA’S are expanding the scale of their sound. And yet DMA’S save the biggest surprise for last. ‘Cobracaine’ is a celebration of everything the band can be. It’s a maximalist melting pot of sounds: an escalating wall of guitars the foundation for a tense, almost trancelike beat with vocals filtered through harmonies and vocoders. And as it hurtles to its mesmerising conclusion, one thing is certain: this is the most fully realised of the band’s three albums to date.
‘THE GLOW’ was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, New Order) in the historic Westlake Recording Studios, a long way from the band’s early days in Sydney. From their emotive heart to their towering hooks, the core traits that have earned DMA’S a huge following are still prominent in new album ‘THE GLOW’, but now their anthemic sound is infused with a euphoric flood of alt-pop flair with pulsating synths and taut beats. While the huge choruses will prove to be electrifying highlights of future live shows.
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