Lost but not least! GusGus – Within You (Lulu Rouge Remix) (Kompakt)
From Iceland’s famous GusGus‘s 2011 ‘Arabian Horse’ album… If machines ever had a soul, I guess this then would definitely be on this Nordic collaboration to find it. With Danish pair Tom Von Rosen and Torsten Bo Jacobsen, aka Lulu Rouge signing one of their best reworks ever while retouching ‘Within You’.
As a matter of fact, the twosome have managed to come up with a vibrant and hypnotic masterpiece. An Electronic opera which they’ve built upon various sequences (acts) for much on the fascinating emphasis that characterizes the whole. Meanwhile twisting if not distorting the vibes over a bumpin’ syncopated sci-fi funk driven rhythm pattern. All in all serving as the ideal environment for lead singer Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson‘ part of the job…
‘Within You’ = Gusbumps all over!
– Beware of the preconceived ideas! Iceland is way more than what it seems at first sight. In other words, a little Northern Atlantic pebble midway between Europe and America. And it’s pretty much the same whenever speakin’ of music. With one of the most exciting scenes one might think of in terms of both creativity and versatility. This, in addition to its numerous festivals.
Initially a film and acting collective, GusGus have eventually turned themselves into providers of the finest in Electronic Music. Although their scope is much wider than this. With their line-up evolving along with time, they’ve released 9 studio albums to date. From ‘Gus Gus’, their debut, back in 1995 to ‘Mexico’, 19 years later.
In the meantime, the filmmaking arm of GusGus (Kjartansson and Árni Þorgeirsson) split off to form Celebrator back in 1999. A production company which has since turned its name into Arni & Kinski.
Among our favorite classics of theirs, the memorable ‘VIP’ which saw the light back in 1999 with remixes courtesy of François K and Masters At Work. And most likely ‘Within’ You’ which Danish pair Lulu Rouge remixed back in 2011. Meanwhile the band have delivered countless remixes for various artists. From Sigur Rós to Björk, Depeche Mode and Moloko among others.
– They most likely have a French sounding name although they hail from Denmark. Lulu Rouge came to light back in 2007. From the reunion between Tom von Rosen (DJ T.O.M.) and Torsten Bo Jacobsen (DJ Buda). Two guys who made themselves quite a reputation in the club and Electronica scene.
T.O.M. has been Trentemøller‘s permanent sidekick for several years. And he’s also the man behind ArtRebels Rec., which is a part of ArtRebels network with a focus on design, art and music. As for Buda, he’s been collaborating with various artists. From Télépopmusik to Phil Mison and Bliss to name a few.
The twosome elaborated a unique sound which fuses Electro, Techno and Dub influences with the gritty melancholy of the Scandinavian Winter. Meanwhile the bass is so deep and heavy that it eventually makes the ground rumblin’. Sounding at times like midway between Trevor Horn and Moritz Von Oswald.
Therefore, no wonder how nor why they came to deliver remixes for countless artists. Beginning with Trentemøller. But also Groove Armada, Moby and Bomb The Bass. Not to mention the infectious GusGus’ ‘Within You’ which they reshaped back in 2011. Or Nina Simone‘s classic ‘Black Is The Colour’ which they specially reworked for the Copenhagen Jazz Festival the year before.
Lulu Rouge have released two albums to date. With ‘Bless You’ back in 2008 featuring its memorable title cut. Then ‘The Song Is In The Dream’ with guest singers such as Asbjørn, Alice Carrerri and Fanny Osk in 2013. Meanwhile they did production work for artists such as Blank & Jones or Fagger Fairys among others.
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