Having released two EPs worth of mature but twisted New Jersey house tracks from Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man, the Studio Barnhus A&R committee was eagerly awaiting the Finnish legends’ third submission to our label.
However, upon receiving a demo of “Forgotten Planet Awakens”, it was clear to all that this sincere space hymn demanded a standalone release, rather than EP inclusion. Once again we faced that age-old dilemma: What to put on b-side?
…why, a Ricardo Villalobos remix, of course! The German-Chilean minimal techno god naturally agreed this was the only way forward, delivering a take which is something glorious on its own as well as a perfect complement to the original.
If Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man’s song is about a frozen planet in a far away galaxy, slowly thawing by the power of some mysterious cosmic heat source, then Ricardo’s remix is that planet’s moon – dancing around it in a peculiar orbit, causing its oceans to rise and fall, adding light to the night.