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Be the first hear a Ricardo Villalobos remix of Samuel Rohrer’s Lenina

We’re excited to host the world premiere of Villalobos’ trippy, 13-minute rework

Techno icon Ricardo Villalobos and experimental artist Samuel Rohrer have long found parallels in each other’s work: exploratory, agile in rhythm and hyper-real in texture. When Thomas Frost caught the recent live collaboration between Villalobos and Rohrer’s Ambiq project at the Funkhaus in Berlin, he noted the way the explorative trio provided Villalobos with an outlet for the “not-often-seen part of his character that places experimental sound on an equal footing with more rhythm-led music”.

This remix sees Villalobos and Rohrer exploring their points of similarity – and departure – with usual flair. Taken from Range of Regularity Remixes 1 – the first part of two remix packages – Lenina becomes a deep, dubbed-out cut that’s almost hallucinogenic in its detailing. Here, the organic textures of the original are exploded outwards; flourishes of piano offer a counterpoint to the chasm deep bass and humid clicks and kicks build forward momentum where, previously, there was freeform ebb and flow. It’s an extraordinary 13 minutes, which you can listen to in full below.

Range of Regularity Remixes 1 is out 2 June on Arjunamusic.

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