Col Du Tourmalet Remixes
Label: Peloton Musique
Release date: 24-10-2014
Catalog number: PEL007
Back in January, Peloton Musique released the original Col Du Tourmalet EP, a five-track sonic interpretation of scaling the Pyrenees Mountains during the Tour De France bicycle race. Pelotons chose five excellent remixers to add some lube to the originals chains.
Berlin-based ex-Seattleite Jeff Samuel punches up the rhythm for Nora Poschs The Distance Mountain and oxygenates the bass line for increased dance-floor endurance.
Seattle minimal-techno phenom Big Phone weaves in disorienting, warped samples and stutter-steps the rhythm to Ghola Sounds cheeky and whip-cracking Teutonic techno gem Statue Of The Giant.
The furiously pumping and austere techno of Shane Silkeys EPO (EPO is a kind of red-blood-cell booster taken by unscrupulous cyclists) gets run through a grimmeryet somehow funkier filter by Cyanwave, hinting at the dark nature of cheating through science.
Jerry Abstract throws an oblongly funky wrench into the spokes of Centrikals ominously bruising, cruising techno banger Breakaway, making it the EPs strangest, most harrowing track. It sounds like (Richard) Devine intervention.
Naturebot drapes a mesh singlet over the brutal, humid electro of Phaedrus Sonic View and kicks up the tempo to a breezy and quirky chug while throwing in a helmet-spinning array of surprises. His Planted in Naturebots Gravel Vortex revamp is an ideally winsome way for the EP to cross the finish line.