Battles are releasing a series of remixes of tracks from their excellent 2011 album ‘Gloss Drop’ on February 6th. They’ve teased fans – us included – with two tracks from ‘Dross Glop’, and Gui Boratto’s effort is a particularly promising cut. Brazil’s foremost techno veteran reduces ‘Wall Street’s claustrophobic mood to a cold, surf-tinged groove.
The other remix comes courtesy of fellow Kompakt player The Field. ‘Sweetie & Shag’ is minimised into a four-bar loop and stretched out to a gently euphoric nine minutes. At one point you might zone in on the hypnotic drum patterns, the faint suggestion of a one-note guitar line, or the sexually suggestive breathing that permeates throughout. Fans of The Field will not be disappointed.