It’s immensely satisfying to find an equally sublime remix of an original, and I’ve found one.
Astronauts, etc’s “Mystery Colors” creates a delicate, brooding atmosphere as it hums forth. J.Hood, aka England’s Joel Hood, manages to keep it mellow and electrify the ambience on his remix; synth glitters at the forefront, while a tabla quietly works its magic in the distance. On second thought, I might like this remix even better than the original.
When someone makes music I connect with, I’m always curious as to what inspires them. According to an interview with Bad Panda, Joel’s label, the producer finds solace underneath a walkway close to his home. He says, “Along with the rumble of trains coming and going, there’s a weird ambient humming sound that seems to resonate down there, it’s a really nice relaxing sound which I listen to on my way home early in the morning…”