‘Silver Dollar Moment’ by The Orielles is a superb album. Understandably tipped in many people’s end of year polls (including mine), it’s a record that combined Britpop, shoegaze, and indie pop with beautiful harmonies and danceable melodies. One of the standout tracks on the album is the dangerously catchy ‘Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)’, with its funky bassline and singer Esme’s ethereal vocals.
The track has now received the remix treatment from Jez Kerr, former singer in the post punk band A Certain Ratio and a legend in the Manchester music scene. He’s kept the ethereal feel of the original by adding atmospheric swirls and acid-house style synthesisers to create an infectious beat that’ll get you moving. The reverb and delay on the vocal are even more stunning, while the intergalactic synths on the outro bring a calm vibe reminiscent of outer space.
Sometimes remixes can ruin the flavour of the original track, but what Jez Kerr has done is retained ‘Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)’s captivating grooves, potentially opening them up to a new audience.
Featured photo credit: Stella Gelardi Malfilâtre
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos