PACKAGE KICKS OFF WITH WILL CLARKE REMIX, WITH REMIXES COMING FROM FLIGHT FACILITIES, NORA EN PURE, AND TINLICKER
Late last year, two of Australia’s most beloved and respected electronic acts joined forces to produce an equally cinematic and compelling single in the form of ‘Strangers’. Melding the best of Dom’s driving house textures with Mansionair’s ethereal vocal delivery, the single received rave acclaim for its ability to amplify the trademark characteristics of each artist. Now Dom Dolla and Mansionair have looked to all corners of the globe to construct a remix package with some of the most renowned names in dance music today. With a remix coming from Will Clarke today, and remixes from Flight Facilities, Nora En Pure, and Tinlicker in the coming weeks, ‘Strangers’ has been reshaped and revamped across multiple genres and moods.
On the package, Dom Dolla said, “I’m so excited about these upcoming remixes and grateful to the artists who wanted to give “Strangers” their spin. For me these producers are some of the most exciting in the world at the moment, I hope you guys love the pack as much as I do.️”
Kicking off the package with Will Clarke’s mix, the UK producer and DJ has upped the tempo and implemented signature tech elements to craft a remix that evidently finds its abode on the dancefloor while also keeping the emotion of the original. Utilising striking synths and distorting the vocal at times, the remix is positioned within its own club lane, with an atmospheric breakdown only amplifying the warehouse feeling of the mix. Instantly recognisable with both his sound and his one-of-a-kind beard Will Clarke has embedded his place in dance music over the past decade, with his recent 2020 releases such as ‘U Take Me Higher’, ‘Hallelujah’, and ‘My Church’, as well as 2021 releases ‘Run Run’, and ‘Rock With Me’ signalling a breakout pair of years for the Brit. 2022 is set to be just as big with his New Generation tour seeing him back in clubs and festivals around the world.
On his remix Will Clarke say, “Dom asked me to get on a remix for him and when I listened to ‘Strangers’ I loved the vocals.” Will explains. “Dom’s version is perfect as a dance floor slammer so I wanted to bring a different approach, a little more melodic and a more of a journey throughout the record.”
Looking to their own home nation, Flight Facilities join Dom Dolla and Mansionair to conjure up a trio of Australia’s finest electronic acts. The remix is the epitome of a trademark Flight Facilities’ production with velvet-smooth beats and a bassline submerged in funk, allowing for the already delicate vocals of Mansionair to sit gracefully atop. With their mellow beats, Flight Facilities provide the perfect stylistic gel for ‘Strangers’ enhancing those intimate dance vibes. Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell, who make up Flight Facilities are fresh off releasing their sophomore album ‘Forever’, following on almost seven years later from 2014 LP ‘Down to Earth’ which achieved ARIA Gold certification. The pair have been one of Australia’s best dance exports of the past decade, headlining local festivals Falls Festival, and Splendour in the Grass, while playing at some of the world’s most sought after festivals such as Coachella, and Stereosonic.
Keeping ‘Strangers’ a global affair, South African born, Swiss residing producer Nora En Pure adds her beuatiful blend of electronic beats to the mix equation. Melodic and intricate in its design, the mix is introduced with emotive piano, setting the tone for the enchanting textures implemented through, complementing the equally captivating vocals of Mansionair. At the core of Deep House music, Nora En Pure has gained a stellar reputation for delivering fan favourite reworks and edits for the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL, Oliver Heldens, and Clatpone among others. Whilst she also electrifies with a string of captivating originals ‘Come With Me’, ‘Tears In Your Eyes’, and ‘Birthright’, that have been part of sets at Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music Festival.
Contemporary Dutch dance music duo Tinlicker is next on the remix hitlist, serving up an incredibly atmospheric and progressive mix. Showcasing their aptitude for elegant sound design, the pair execute euphoric builds and melodic beats to provide a remix that is dripping in emotion. Tinlicker has a decade of experience in crafting highly mature tracks, releasing on labels such as Anjunadeep, mau5trap, and Armada. Having remixed and reworked the likes of Lane 8, Deadmau5, Nils Hoffman, Robert Miles, and Alt-J, their aptitude for delivering quality remixes has long been established.
Dom Dolla and Mansionair have already seen high praise for Strangers’, with the single receiving its First Play on triple j before the track quickly became one of the most played singles on the station, as well as on Sirius XM’s Diplo’s Revolution. The release received praise from the likes of CULTR, Life Without Andy, Dancing Astronaut, and This Song Is Sick, while the recent drop of the eccentric official video clip was supported by the likes of EDM.com, and MTV.
Will Clarke’s remix of Dom Dolla’s ‘Strangers (with Mansionair)’ is out now with remixes from Flight Facilities, Nora En Pure, and Tinlikcer coming soon via Sweat It Out.