Becoming Real "Closer (Pictureplane's No Body Remix)"
- Words: Patric Fallon
- Photo: Leon Diaper
In the middle of last month, relatively prolific UK bass producer Toby Ridler (a.k.a. Becoming Real, pictured above) dropped his fifth release in under a year, the three-track "Closer" b/w "Antarctic City" 12", on the brand-new Cold World Industries imprint. Along with Ridler's original tunes came a remix of "Closer" by Night Slugs acolyte Jam City, and here we have Pictureplane's own take on the production, which is equally enticing despite the fact that it doesn't appear on the official release. What's really interesting here is that the Denver-based artist doesn't quite sound like the gothy, trance- and rave-obsessed producer we've come to know and love; this remix sounds more like the kind of angular, leftfield 2-step made by Zomby, Untold, and the like. Maybe Pictureplane decided to just go with the original vibe of Becoming Real's skittering bass tune as a one-off experiment, or maybe he's turning a new leaf—either way, we're happy with what's he done here. If you're fiending for a bit of old-school Pictureplane, make sure to check out these mixes that he just dropped for DIS Magazine. The post features a sort of retrospective of his work—including rare and unreleased gems like the April Fools' Day track he did for us—and a live recording, and apparently precedes the release of a new LP coming soon. (via Pitchfork)
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