The package features breathtaking remixes by UK acid-house architects 808 State and London-based IDM pioneer
μ-Ziq . 808 State boast a long history of commercial success, with a discography spanning nearly 30 years. Their 1988 breakthrough album Newbuild saw a 2005 re-release via electronic mastermind Aphex Twin’s notorious imprint Rephlex Records . Experimental-techno giants Autechre have also cited 808 State as a major influence on their work. Collaborating with the likes of David Bowie, Björk, Quincy Jones and Brian Eno amongst others, 808 State’s music successfully charted with singles ‘Pacific State’ and ‘In Yer Face’ reaching #9 and #10 in the UK, as well as being hailed by NME as the band that “revolutionised a whole genre of music in the late-80s, inspiring Underworld, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers in the process”.
The 808 State remix will be released as part of a package alongside the astounding rework of the same track by acclaimed English producer μ-Ziq. Planet Mu’s μ-Ziq has crafted an astounding re
Abstellgleis ’ has been effectively remixed by the legendary 808 State , crafting NHOAH’s original ideas into their own brand of electronica-fueled acid-house-bliss. London’s μ-Ziq has remixed NHOAH’s latest hypnotic single titled ‘Abstellgleis’ , creating an unfathomable atmosphere around the original; upbeat overtones masked with ambient techno-esque mesmer, floating and fluttering synthesizer arpeggios, bright electronics disguised as acoustic complete with billowing bass swells to create the perfect aura.
808 State’s Graham had this to say about the remix ; “We were happy to remix veteran Berlin producer NHOAH, I feel we share the longer timelines in electronic music, both drawing from a broader Well, while attempting to keep the chrome shining.”
As μ-Ziq explains about his input when putting his remix together, “ Basically I tried to emulate the arpeggios and key changes but add a bit of my own melodic spice to it!”. work: NHOAH’s ‘Abstellgleis’ ( μ-Ziq Remix). With a discography spanning over twenty years, μ-Ziq is considered a pioneer of IDM electronic music. The famed producer has collaborated with Aphex Twin and released on his label Rephlex Records , as well as collaborating with Speedy J , and touring alongside Bjork . His own notorious label, Planet Mu needs no introduction, and hosts the likes of Floating Points, Ceephax, Venetian Snares, Capitol K, Datach'i, Machinedrum, Kuedo, Jlin and Luke Vibert . His critically acclaimed 1997 album, Lunatic Harness , is hailed as defining the drill 'n' bass sub-genre and was nominated as Album Of The Week in both NME and Melody Maker .