Grimes "Heartbeats (Laurel Halo Remix)"
No, this is not some sort of sweet dream. Burgeoning Brooklyn synthscape artist Laurel Halo (pictured above) has in fact taken to remixing a track from the current star of our dark, sparse beat affection, Grimes. In an almost too-obvious meeting of the minds, Halo has coaxed Grimes' already lush and expansive "Heartbeats" tune further into a heavenly, enchanting world of vast pads and shimmering atmospheres. As Laurel Halo takes us above her damp, cloud-like production, we sometimes catch glimpses of a skittering kick drum or snare hit below, delayed to an indistinguishable end where it becomes intertwined with Grimes' washy (and often reversed) vocals. This airy, drifting remix has a way of taking you with it, but again, we assure you this is still not a dream, and will only become more of a reality to those fortunate enough to catch Halo at one of her upcoming performances throughout Europe, the dates of which those interested can find after the jump.
Laurel Halo European Dates:
May 11 Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art w/Gatekeeper and Konxompax (DJ Set)
May 12 Machester, Manchester Academy w/Beach House (Future Everything Festival)
May 13 Brighton, The Great Escape Festival w/Gatekeeper and Planningtorock
May 14 London, Elektrowerkz w/Gatekeeper, Blawan, and Konxompax
May 18 Santiago, Centrp Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo w/Cass McCombs
May 20 Lisbon ZDB w/Dearadoorian
May 21 Porto, Casa da Musica w/Ariel Pink
June 01 Copenhagen, Distortion Festival w/Nissenenmondai and Brian Degraw
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