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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 08/06/2012

First Listen

Slow Hands "Rhabarbarum"

Future Classic has made a name for itself in its native Australia as a bastion of electronic music. After all, the label has brought a litany of artists to its temperate environs (including the likes of John Talabot, Mount Kimbie, and Little Dragon) and now, it's stepping things up by announcing the first official compilation by the Future Classic DJs. The forthcoming release will include originals and remixes from producers such as Soul Clap, Perseus, and Slow Hands (pictured above), who contributes this unique reworking of Aphex Twin's seminal track "Rhubarb." For all intents and purposes, "Rhubarbarum" stays mostly true to the timeless melody of its namesake, but Slow Hands makes his own distinctive mark on this interpretation by adding something that Richard D. James originally left out: percussion. The NYC producer crafts a steady, upbeat rhythm out of delicately tapped hi-hats as well as syncopated hand drums and shakers, and adds his own carefully strummed guitar chords into the mix to create a summery, almost Balearic sound. Although "Rhubarbarum" won't be officially released until the Future Classic DJs mix (and its corresponding unmixed compilation of exclusive tracks, which will be available as a standalone release) drops on August 13, you can peruse the tracklists and artwork for both of those records, as well as the 12" vinyl sampler, after the jump.


CD1 (Mixed):
Slow Hands "Rhabarbarum"
Houses "Soak It Up"
Jeremy Glenn "New Life (Perseus Future Classic edit)"
Flume "Tropical Sun"
Poolside "Do You Believe?"
Cadillac "Blue Skies (Ray Mang Remix)"
Joakim "Labyrinth (Junior Boys Remix)"
Softwar "This Time Around Dub"
Worst Friends "Short Stopped (Instrumental)"
Nitetime "Teddy’s Jam"
Flight Facilities "With You feat. Grovesnor (MAM Remix)"
Panama "Magic (Midnight Magic Remix)"
Pharao Black Magic "Hermes feat. Ghostape"
Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive "Real Talk"
Danny Daze "Zone"
Mario & Vidis "Changed (DJ T Remix)"
Tigerskin "In Public"
Nitetime "Hey! (Soul Clap Remix)"
Cadillac "Dreams (Miracles Club Remix)"
Gung Ho "Twin Rays (Worst Friends Remix)"

CD2 (Unmixed):
Danny Daze "Zone"
Mario & Vidis "Changed (DJ T Remix)"
Nitetime "Hey! (Soul Clap Remix)"
Tigerskin "In Public"
Worst Friends "Short Stopped (Instrumental)"
Jeremy Glenn "New Life (Perseus Future Classic edit)"
Flume "Tropical Sun"
Pharao Black Magic "Hermes feat. Ghostape"
Slow Hands "Rhabarbarum"
Gung Ho "Twin Rays (Worst Friends Remix)"
Softwar "This Time Around Dub"

12" Vinyl Sampler:
A1 Danny Daze "Zone"
A2 Mario & Vidis "Changed (DJ T Remix)"
B1 Jeremy Glenn "New Life (Perseus Future Classic edit)"
B2 Nitetime "Hey! (Soul Clap Remix)"

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