Track Premiere: TALsounds “Dynasty (DoD Remix)”

For the second anniversary of TALsounds (aka Natalie Chami) exceptional Acquiesce, NNA Tapes are re-releasing the album on tape with a fully-remixed b-side, Requiesce, from Dust of Dreams (aka Rorik Brooks of Cloud Rat). On the original “Dynasty,” Chami’s synthetic dreamscapes follow a disjointed path where glazed-over vistas melt into neon frames. It was always one of my favorites on the album, but Brooks sends it off on a deep-space journey through futurist jazz clubs and gravity-free dancefloors.

“People have always wanted to hear beats with my music (I know because they’d tell me). I barely ever provided them the pleasure, but I secretly also have always been curious,” Chami reveals. With Recquiesce, Brooks obliges and the result still sounds like TALsounds, but with a differently-angled edge. “Being able to put a meter to my grid-less tunes… he might be a mathematician genius.”

For his part, Brooks kept the magic thread that makes “Dynasty” so captivating, but blitzed it with progressive rhythms and heavy drops. He says, “I’m a huge fan of Natalie’s work, so I was thrilled to have the chance to collaborate on this project, maybe even a little nervous” In the closing squalls of “Dynasty,” the frenetic energy coalesces into a focused, rhythmic exultation to find a cathartic conclusion.

Acquiesce/Requiesce is out on NNA Tapes today. Grab it HERE and stream “Dynasty (DoD Remix” below.

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon.