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Remix: Bang Bang - Bikini Days

I'm sort of a sucker for guitars in dance music. It's probably from a youth immersed in all those Manchester bands but I do indeed like how chiming guitars and electronic drum beats go together. Thus I was immediately drawn to South African combo Bang Bang and their "Bikini Days", a cool and gentle track certainly evoking some sort of beachside romp. Quickly snatched up and released on my Eighth Dimension label, I dug the song enough to partake in a remix of my own. You can hear the result here:

Bang Bang - Bikini Days (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) (Eighth Dimension Records) by Q-Burns Abstract Message

I kind of went for a psychedelic, Balearic feel making the aforementioned guitars all twisty and using the vocal verse of the song as if it were the chorus. The rhythms build a bit and the full brunt of the bass doesn't really kick in until over halfway through (an exercise in patience on my part). I like the idea of the focused bits interchanging with the atmospheric sections, sort of like a camera lens in close-up suddenly pulling back for the wide shot.

There are other cool remixes of "Bikini Days" from Andrew Phelan & George Cochrane, Gavin Hardkiss, and Bang Bang themselves. You can listen to the single in its entirety by clicking HERE. This single is also available now from Beatport, Stompy, Trassource, and Juno Download. The cover art, by the way, was created by the fabulous Awareinjustice.

As a reminder, I'm always up for remixing if your label or song is in need of something like the above. Feel free to contact me by clicking HERE

Bang Bang - Bikini Days (Eighth Dimension Records)