Factory Floor – Two Different Ways (Perc Remix) from DFA Records on Vimeo.
Name: Factory Floor
Listen: ‘Two Different Ways (Perc Remix)’
Need to Know: Stern industrial producer remixes stern industrial band with exceptionally stern results.
Hegel: This Perc remix of Factory Floor’s ‘Two Different Ways’ is the sternest thing I’ve experienced in a very long time, it’s sterner then the reaction I got when I served 2 kg of steak tartar to my vegetarian book club.
To them I say rats, meat is a vegetable, and it’s at its purest and healthiest when consumed raw, so you’d think those new age goons would appreciate the logic there.
But to get back on track, this Factory Floor remix is ludicrously stern, and heavy, and thumping. Which makes sense as Perc isn’t exactly a chillwave type, so fittingly he’s turned the already intense original up to 11.
It’s probably the best thing we’ve heard all summer really, and accordingly I’m going to go buy a child’s inflatable swimming pool, put it in a disused industrial site (preferably a toxic one), and blast this track on repeat, and then sit in the pool for 36 hours while doing every chemical known to man.
As a bonus I’ll film the whole thing, so to release it as an avante garde art film. Expect Western Liberal Democracy In The 21st Century to sweep all the awards at Cannes next year.
Who: Azizi Gibson (produced by Flying Lotus)
Based: Los Angeles
Need to know: More sultry psych-hop brain food from Brainfeeder
Herder: There’s not much we love more here at the Zimmer than exercising our third eye in a funky fashion, and this laid-back, FlyLo-produced Azizi Gibson track is just the cosmic ticket.
In fact, if I was in charge, I’d make sure the first motion passed was that the whole nation gather at 5pm every Friday at specifically designated areas for compulsory Brainfeeder listening sessions.
Tackling the double-dip recession can wait, take a large dose of the psilocybin mushrooms I’ve placed in the goodie bags I gave you, and await enlightenment! That’s a Big Society I can get with.
Hegel: But Herder, have you forgotten what happened last time? Syd Barrett, Roky Erikson and Richard Nixon were never the same. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Except maybe Nixon, he once borrowed a fiver off me and never paid it back.
Name: US Girls
Based: Er. The US?
Need to Know: Excellent lo-fi pop with dash of experimental weirdness
Hegel: US Girls is the solo moniker of Megan Remy, who’s been indulging her pop instincts of late to startling effect. New album GEM is slated for release on October 23 via Fat Cat, and in the meantime you can listen to the very fine ‘Jack’ up above.
The track is a slightly skewed but blissful moment of pop perfection, and it’s apparently a cover of a song penned by Brock Robinson in the heady year of 1991. A cursory Googling brought up nothing, though, so as far as I’m concerned Brock Robinson doesn’t exist and never has. It’s all gone a bit Philip K Dick really. Bring on the pink laser beams of heavenly knowledge, I say!