With all of the hype surrounding Four Tet's newest original song "Kool FM" his latest remix of the synth pop band Diana's "Perpetual Surrender" could easily be overlooked. However after a few listens it is easy to understand that this would be a mistake as Four Tet's remix is a relaxing and exploring venture into mellow soundscapes.
While the Four Tet remix of "Perpetual Surrender" starts out with a minimalistic experimental sound it faces a steady climb where sampled layers work to create an open ambience. Once the groovy bass kicks in at the 2:40 mark the track never looks back as listeners are led into a funky, yet equally grounded groove and soothing vocals lead the way as simplistic synth melodies and a sax solo take hold. The reworking comes at the perfect time as Diana are in the midst of promoting a self-titled album on Jagjaguwar, slated for August.
To grasp the source material that Four Tet worked with in creating the experimental remix peak the official video for "Perpetual Surrender" below.
Pick up a free download of the remix from Diana's official site here.