Owen Pallett – “Song For Five & Six (DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn Remix)”

Image via Domino
Image via Domino

I won’t even front and say I knew of Owen Pallett until I got passed this remix. From what I’m told, he’s not only produced music under the name Final Fantasy, but he’s a instrumentalist and composer that’s worked on a number of projects, including co-writing the string arrangements on for two Arcade Fire albums. His In Conflict album was released back in May, and the single/remix package for “Song For Five & Six” dropped today with an intriguing remix from DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn. While the album version is so drenched in ’80s electronic music (with a hint of that Steve Reich-influenced sound, which could be a part of what Brian Eno did on the album), DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn isolated one particular bit into a loop and built a pulsating footwork cut around it. It’s one of the things we love about footwork, and something that jungle and drum & bass gets right: you can still churn out a track that adheres to whatever confines you put on a particular sound or style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiration from material you’ve never heard. This is out now.