“In the name of LOVE - LIVE before you have died!”
Leigh de Vries returns with 'Strange' - the next instalment from her new album, The Machine. The release includes remixes from iconic London-based electronic/rock producer Jagz Kooner, New York’s electroclash pioneer Larry Tee, epic soundtrack auteur Glen Nicholls and Dutch trapmeisters Pinch Hitters.
Leigh de Vries has been turning heads with her questioning lyrics and brazen, throbbing sound since her very first release, ‘The Machine, Walk Alone’ – the song which won her the coveted 'Peoples Music Awards'.
Conjuring images to match the sweeping vistas of the music, Leigh de Vries worked with BAFTA-award-winning artist and filmmaker, Tal Rosner on the video for the song. Spine chilling and gleefully ghoulish, Leigh de Vries leads you up the overgrown garden path, on a twisting journey into visual territory that challenges and provokes. It's not for the squeamish.
Jagz is an iconic electronic/rock producer and remixer who has been dubbed a “sonic juggernaut” for his seminal recordings. He has worked his magic with the likes of Oasis, Primal Scream, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Manic Street Preachers, Soulwax, The Whip and Kate Moss, as well as being in bands such as The Aloof, Sabres of Paradise and RSS – Reverend Sound System.
Larry Tee is a New York City-based DJ, club promoter, and music producer who coined the musical genre term Electroclash and helped launch the careers of such artists as RuPaul, Scissor Sisters, Fischerspooner, Peaches, W.I.T., and Avenue D, and has collaborated with Amanda Lepore and Princess Superstar.
Glen Nicholls (aka Future funk squad, ATATIKA, soil in the synth) has remixed the likes of The Prodigy, UNKLE, Hurts, Sia, Snow Patrol, Kimbra, Bomb the bass and many more... Here he uses his own name (which he composes under for film, game and adverts) you can hear this epic sound in this remix.
Both Dion Cassius and Stereologue have been producing and dj'ing for years. Their discography varies from Hiphop & Dubstep to House and is now brought together in Trapmusic. Think of a combination of classic hiphop productions for Dutch rappers Jawat and Duvel and several dubstep-releases at Oi! Recordings and MWM. Recordings by Dion Cassius and Stereologue winner of ADE producer contest and a number 1 release at Juno Dubstep charts while making samplepacks for Rankin Audio.
WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING
"...something different in an increasingly cookie-cutter land of pop". QX magazine
"with an image that has Alison Goldfrapp looking as dowdy as Peggy Mount at a jumble sale"... "edgy and slightly demented". Track of the Day VPME
"compelling piece of moody electronica"..."has a cult following and after a glimpse it"s easy to see why." GCN Ireland "Like Leigh herself, STRANGE is fierce, original and extremely inventive." 1.4
"...under the mainstream radar keeping true to her experimental nature." Princess Julia QX mag
"She is doing what she does best which is provide us all with a space to express ourselves without the need to prove ourselves. She will never be stale." Jonty Skruff Interview
'STRANGE' (LARRY TEE & ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK REMIX) / LADYPAT VIDEO
The universe keeps coming, next up on the bill Leigh hooked up with Larry Tee and Attack Attack Attack for the first remix and video artist Ladypat vandalised the original video to create something that seems to come from another planet.
'STRANGE' (JAGZ KOONER REMIX) / ONCE OAKLEY VIDEO
Crow Animation / Video by Once Oakley