On January 21, Moscow’s Pompeya digitally released Tropical Remixed, a collection of 12 remixes from the band’s debut release, Tropical. The remix album will be available as a physical release through the band’s US record label, No Shame, later in the year. Tropical Remixed features remixes from several artists, including No Shame’s own Felix Da Housecat and Cayce. Other artists featured on the remix compilation include Psychemagik, POKO COX, The Midnight Clock, Fred Falke, Dominic Pierce, Just The Tip, Mind Fair, Jimmy Edgar, Jonas LR, and Navigateur.
The album opens with my personal favorite, Psychemagik’s remix of “Slaver,” which is an electronic funk rollercoaster on an acid trip, and also serves as one of the record’s standout remixes. The track has nearly twenty-four thousand listens on SoundCloud, which is not too shabby considering the only tune that has more listens thus far (nearly 130,000) is Fred Falke’s remix of “90,” which debuted in early December 2013. Fred Falke’s epic upbeat remix features additional piano and a twist of disco. Other standout remixes include Jimmy Edgar’s dark, vocal-less remix of “Power” and Felix Da Housecat’s Heavenly House Mix of “YAHTBMF.”
Clocking in at one hour and nine minutes, Tropical Remixed is Pompeya’s first release of 2014, which will be followed by an EP of new material slated for a March release. The EP’s first single, entitled “Satellite,” should be released as early as February. Pompeya is currently making waves in the US and is scheduled to play in the Pop Showcase at SXSW 2014. Look for our interview with the band in the next issue of Fourculture. Snag your copy of Tropical Remixed and start looking for the tidal wave… it is coming and you will be sucked into the riptide[hr color=”light-grey” width=”100″ border_width=”50″ ]