via FarOut Records: “A 12” single featuring two tracks by Marcos Valle – one of Brazil’s most accomplished artists and composers – remixed by underground dance music pioneers and long-time label friends, Theo Parrish and Bloodfire (aka Daz I Kue). The A side is taken from the forthcoming Brazilka compilation: a 20th Year anniversary CD on Far Out Recordings.
Theo Parrish remixes often equate to an archaeological excavation of the entire sonic constitution of whatever it is he’s remixing. It seems, however, that in the case of ‘1985’, Marcos Valle’s funk infused, minimal Synth and Rhodes duet, worked as more of a blank canvas for Theo to build one of his inimitable drum patterns around. The result is a warm, syrupy, thudding groove, littered with hissing hats and deepened by a growling off-kilter sub-bass, designed (as many of Theo’s productions are) with the high-spec club system in mind. The Marcos Valle original ‘1985’ was recorded for his 2010 album Estatica. The Theo Parrish remix will be featured on the forthcoming Brazilka compilation: a 20th Year anniversary CD on Far Out Recordings.
The B side sees West London broken beat don, Daz I Kue return to his Bloodfire alias with a remix of Marcos Valle’s ‘Prefixio’. Core member of the world respected Bugz In The Attic collective, Daz I Kue’s Bloodfire mix draws upon the heritage of the bruk movement he pioneered, which drew its own influence from jazz, hip hop, soul, reggae, house and more. The Prefixo Bloodfire Remix re-appropriates Marcos Valle’s beautifully melodic masterpiece for the dance floor, reinforcing the samba rhythm with a shuffling 4/4. Squelchy synth bass and looped flute parts work around samples of Marcos Valle’s lush piano chord structures in a way that keeps the original melody in-tact in its new heavier, club focused context. A club-ready, samba weapon to top of the 12”!
Celebrating 20 years of Far Out Recordings, the Brazilika compilation CD featuring Theo Parrish’s ‘1985 SS Translation’ amongst a host of other Far Out classics, exclusive remixes and unreleased rarities, will be available from March 2015.”