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Karpov Not Kasparov drop ‘Memory Remixes’

The release features Shubostar, Third Son, Elephant Talk & Damian Lazarus.

Romanian duo Karpov not Kasparov have unveiled ‘Memory Remixes’, a remix package for their latest single ‘Memory’, out 16th July on Disco Halal

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A four-track release, ‘Memory Remixes’ opens with a remix from rising South Korean talent Shubostar, who drops a stripped-back, pitched-up edit that’s been crafted with the dancefloor in mind. London’s Third Son then unveils a wonky take on ‘Memory’ that’s no less club-ready, while London newcomer, Elephant Talk opts for a hypnotic, funk-driven take. Closing things out is Crosstown Rebels head honcho and certified dancefloor alchemist Damian Lazarus, who delivers a chugging, acid-tinged take on his ‘Re-Shape’, which was initially released alongside the original track back in May. 

Valeriu Borcos and Eduard Gabia aka Karpov not Kasparov describe what they do as ‘a musical game of chess between synthesizer and drums’. As well as releasing music on the likes of Fleeting WaxKarakter Records and Local Records, the Romanian duo also incorporate an analogue visual artist and contemporary dancers into their live performances, resulting in a theatrical show and a kind of real-time soundtrack to the action around them.

Encompassing elements of downtempo, new-wave and alternative pop, stitched together with a leftfield dancefloor throb, the Disco Halal back-catalogue, filled with efforts from the likes of PolocorpBudakid and Moscoman himself, has seen the imprint rapidly emerging from the once-overlooked nightlife and club scene of Tel Aviv into the worldwide spectrum.

‘Memory Remixes’ is a package made up of four unique, interesting reworks of an already head-turning track.

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