Tracklist 12" :
Black Swan Born White (Terranova Remix)
Black Swan Born White (Terranova Dub)
Black Swan Born White (Mark E Remix)
Tracklist 7" :
Black Swan Born White (Original Mix)
Black Swan Born White (S.C.U.M Remix Radio Edit)
Following the war cry of their first single “Speeddance”, Reptile Youth return with another sublime release for hfn music.
The second single ‘Black Swan Born White’ taken from their upcoming album sees the Youth expand their sound towards a grandiose post-punk pop. Already a live favourite at their increasingly intense gigs, Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen’ vocals soar above the funk-driven robo-rhythm, while an instantly addictive melody references their newwave roots.
London’s futuristic psychedelic no-wavers S.C.U.M provide a remix that drenches the vocals in waves of reverb and suspense, before the track explodes into a churning power riff.
Experienced house-meisters Terranova bring the late night underground vibe to the original – providing two stunning
mixes. The ‘Terranova Remix’ submerges Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen’s evocative voice into a narcotic groove, teasing out the new wave vocal influences and steadily building the tension into a dancefloor burner.
Terranova also supply the more stripped down dub version, taking the track in to even deeper territories – a depth bomb sure to find its way into the record boxes of many after-hours DJ – late night body music for the elegantly wasted.
Keep Shelly In Athens - a duo based in, as the name suggests, Athens, provide another remix that adds a more relaxed atmosphere to the package with their moony, glistening sounds.
The last track is given over to edit-master-turned-house-innovator Mark E, who provides one of his signature journeys, the track building like Lego over seven incredible minutes. A tightly wound groove is propelled by Esben Valløe’s insistent bass, before waves of synth, guitars and robot vocals push the whole thing over the edge - psychedelic, euphoric and epic.