Berlin-based electronic artist NHOAH shares latest remix EP, ‘120 Red Skies zu Remixen’ on 23rd February via R.O.T respectolerate Records, featuring remixes by Pixelord, Mieko Suzuki and Peter Zirbs, as well another version of the original recorded in French. This follows the success of ‘Abstellgleis zu Remixen’ containing breathtaking remixes by UK acid-house architects 808 State and London-based IDM pioneer µ-Ziq, NHOAH shows no sign of slowing down. “Abstellgleis zu Remixen” has since received support from respectable publications such as Resident Advisor, PopMatters, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Nemone as well as being included in The Quietus’ Albums Of The Month.
In NHOAH’s original mix of ‘120 Red Skies’, Berlin’s resonance is seemingly echoic. The track, lifted from NHOAH’s dazzling upcoming LP West-Berlin, reverberates juxtaposed ideas within the album, both experimental in places yet mechanical in others. Pixelord’s remix of ‘120 Red Skies’ is an atmospheric escape from bustling cityscapes and winter’s numbing clasp; complete with concrete percussion, a brilliant aura of kaleidoscopic synthesizer bliss, and distanced, yet lingering vocal samples producing a hypnotic, undulating effect. NHOAH’s own Ohweh remix is an club-ready response to the original track’s complex nature, almost double in length, this version features wispy electronics, cascading arpeggios and vibrant beats. Peter Zirbs takes it to another level – this energy-fueled remix is sure to move bodies – it’s backed with energetic beats and immersive drive. The experimental take on the original produced by Mieko Suzuki is a pulsating, lucid dream; swelling synths and pounding bass drums sit atop blistering ambience and thrilling soundscapes. Also included in this package is French version of ‘120 Red Skies’.
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NHOAH, a skilled producer, engineer and drummer in his own right, boasts a back catalogue which includes work alongside the producers of The Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, and Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek. His previous album Tangowerk was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. His extensive list of achievements includes work with Jayne County and Romy Haag, arranging and composing for David Hasselhoff, as well as contributing to material by contemporary French rock-star M. His own band Peacock Palace, whose song ‘Like A Snake’ sold more than 2 million copies, was the first German band to have their video on heavy rotation on MTV London. Alongside this, his work writing and producing for German pop-rock band MIA, earned him several Gold awards.
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