TITLE: STRAIN OF ORIGIN V
RELEASED: February 2016
Feral Media are proud to present Strain of Origin V. As eclectic as ever, the fifth instalment in the series once again gathers together forward-thinking local artists to remix each other’s work with no specific rules or guidelines.
Not confined to a certain genre, the beauty of each compilation lies in the unexpected artist combinations, or as described by Cyclic Defrost, they showcase “the sorts of stylistic diversity and unpredictability that often results from this ‘blind date’ approach to collaboration”.
The opening remix comes from acclaimed musician and radio personality Tim Shiel who transforms ‘Dreamscape’ by fellow Melbourne producer Wabz from a meditative slice of electronica into a dark and atmospheric club track, giving new meaning to the themes of mortality referenced in the original vocal sample.
Elsewhere the compilation takes in bleak, pulsing techno from Mannheim Rocket, wigged out footwork courtesy of This Thing label head Dylan Michél, to the warm analogue synth wash of Melbourne producer WORNG.
As with previous instalments Strain of Origin V delivers a veritable gold mine of cutting edge remixes from artists who continue to push the boundaries of the contemporary Australian music scene.
Curated by Greg Stone and Phil Laidlaw
Artwork by Mannheim Rocket
Mastered by G.L. Seiler @ Blue Mountain Sound