Released toward the end of last year, Kid Moxie's incredible 1888 is now being given the remix treatment by a number of talented artists. Following Serafim Tsotsonis' remix of "Museum Motel," UK producer and prolific remixer MAPS has stepped up to the plate for a remix of "Lacuna," possibly 1888's most emblematic track.
He takes the original's Ladytron-esque synth-pop strut and stretches it out to six minutes, stripping away all the excess vocals and leaving only the repeated line "I think about it all the time, the day I found out you were mine, red flowers in the water." It's a more epic and anthemic feel than anything on 1888, as if MAPS decided to bring things up a notch into full-fledged dance music territory. It's still the original's haunting vocal and addictive synth hook providing the lifeblood here, which is a testament to MAPS' sense of balance as a remixer. Check out the track and the original "Lacuna" music video below.
"Lacuna" (MAPS remix)
- EMI / Undo
- '1888' out now