Friday, June 24, 2011

Andain - Remixes Galore

Andain is a dance/electronica/pop group that I have liked for some time.  They used to consist of three people: Mavie Marcos, Josh Gabriel, and Dave Dresden.  Now, the group's sole members are Josh and Mavie.  One could say that their music is in the vein of Imogen Heap, but that's mostly because of the female lead singer.  Andain boasts much more of a dance/trance/house vibe.

The most interesting aspect of this group is that they have never released a full album.  They have had only two major singles released within the past 10 years, "Beautiful Things" and "Summer Calling", which have seen so many remixes that I won't even begin to count them.  Come this Fall/Winter, however, we will finally get our hands on a full album. 

In anticipation of their album they released a new single, Promises, with several EPs of remixes.  Typically I'm not a huge fan of remixes.  Sure, some can be good, but I eventually fall back to the original mix wondering why anyone would want to remix it.  It seems my tastes may be changing.  It turns out I really like many of the remixes of Promises.  I especially like the Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged, Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love, and KOAN Sound (currently playing in the For Your Ears section of this blog) remixes.  They all add very interesting elements and dynamics to the song, which would otherwise never be heard in the original.

I'm sure I'll end up going back to the original mix at some point, especially when the full album is released.  But, I'm having a blast listening to a song on repeat, but sounding different each time it plays.

1 comment:

  1. I love these, and I definitely don't feel like I'm listening to the same song over and over.


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