Soulwax - Nite Versions (Vinyl)

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Soulwax are an electronic band from Ghent, Belgium. Centred around brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, other current members include Igor Cavalera and Stefaan Van Leuven. They were first noticed after the release of their album Much Against Everyone's Advice, but after that, the Dewaeles started focusing on their other projects, such as 2manydjs (first known as The Fucking Dewaele Brothers/The Flying Dewaele Brothers). Their album As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 was named the best popular music album of 2002 by The New York Times.

Nite Versions is a remix album by Soulwax, released on 26 September 2005 through PIAS. It comprises remixes of songs from their third studio album, Any Minute Now, along with Soulwax's own take on Daft Punk's 1997 song "Teachers".

Like all other Soulwax albums, there is a hidden track before the start of track 1. The 51-second instrumental is untitled, but is an alternate version of the guitar riff from the original version of E Talking. The artwork for Singles from Any Minute Now, and Nite Versions, and for the album Any Minute Now, form illusions. The album artwork was produced by Trevor Jackson.

In 2012, Nite Versions was awarded a double silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, which indicated sales of at least 40,000 copies throughout Europe. "Slowdance" can be found on their remix album This Is Radio Soulwax. "Another Excuse" and "Compute" is featured in Test Drive Unlimited.

 



This fifteenth anniversary repressing of legendary nite versions is actually quite interesting indeed. the original album found itself mixed to flow like a well timed dj set while this version sees each track as their own sole entries with their own sole intros and outros--and they're delicious. I absolutely love hearing the slow openings of particularly e talking and krack, both of which just start so... relatively calm, as if deceiving the listener of the filth that is to follow. this doesn't actually help every track here, though--accidents and compliments, in general, seemed to always be meant as a good transitional piece versus isolation, and it shows. regardless, it's pretty nice to have these broken up singles made ripe for both djs and playlists alike.

Now, there's something else that absolutely must be discussed: the 2020 version of ny lipps. clocking in at just over fourteen minutes, it is... one of the most beautiful pieces of electronica i have ever listened to in my life, and i claim this in complete earnestness. it is absolutely unbelievable how comedically moving this piece is, because... it's ridiculous, right? it's motherfucking funkytown. but there's an emotional draw to it, this juxtaposition of slow building, ethereal, atmospheric trepidation aided by nancy whang's recital of the ballad of reading gaol mixed with the cowbell and clicking of lipps inc. it progresses slowly but surely into its explosive climax, and that itself is aided by all the familiar samples of funkytown such as its trademark bass riffs, and it's just... oh, it's so brilliant. it's genuinely magical art. the ending isn't as satisfying as i'd like it to be, but i just... i just can't believe last.fm says i've listened to this twenty nine times.

It's a different nite versions alright and absolutely brilliant.

By: GuywhoneverheardofCAPITALLETTERS



Untitled 0:54
Teachers 2:28
Miserable Girl 4:11
E Talking 5:39
Accidents And Compliments 6:09
Compute 5:32
Slowdance 6:18
I Love Techno 4:04
KracK 5:23
NY Lipps 4:11
Another Excuse 7:52




"Teachers" is a Daft Punk cover

NY Lipps contains a sample from "Funky Town" made by Lipps INC

Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Pink
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Features: remixes from the album "Any Minute Now" , includes NY Lipps, Another Excuse (DFA Mix) plus more....