Continuing the label's project of blurring the lines between classic and contemporary, Royal Oak (the house-leaning offshoot of Clone) has just announced the release of a remix record for Gerd's breezy, late-night house cut, "Palm Leaves." Featuring reworks by Chicago house pioneer Larry Heard (a.k.a. Mr. Fingers, pictured above) and Swiss techno producer Deetron, the release promises to take the original material into new territory. Deetron takes the track and translates it into the realm of melodic techno with a moody bassline and razor sharp digital pads. Larry Heard stays closer to the original's 4 a.m. vibe by injecting jazzy piano comping and characteristically loose atmospherics. The remixes are slated to drop in late October. In the meantime, check out the tracklisting and some snippets below.
1. Palm Leaves (Larry Heard Vocal Mix)
2. Palm Leaves (Larry Heard Dub Mix)
3. Palm Leaves (Deetron Remix)
4. Palm Leaves (Deetron Dub Mix)