When your name is Bryan Ferry and you want your new album remixed for the more exuberant music fan, you can pretty much count on being able to take your pick of the current crop of dance producers. After all in Roxy Music, and as a solo artist, Ferry has enjoyed a consistent level of credibility with the cutting edge and is no stranger to having his musical ideas pulled apart and reconfigured for the dance-floor. That’s not to mention Roxy music classics like ‘Angel Eyes’ and Balearic favourites ‘Love Is The Drug’ and ‘Tokyo Joe’. Ferry has also more recently worked with DJ Hell on his track ‘U Can Dance’. This was then re-recorded by Ferry for last year’s Olympia album – a record that featured songs produced with the likes of Groove Armada and the Scissor Sisters and was released on a plethora of ultra desirable formats.
Now more than 20 official remixes have been brought together as the Olympia Remixes album – an epic undertaking with the likes of Todd Terje, Pilooski, Time and Space Machine and Mylo involved. Collectively they have taken songs like ‘You Can Dance’ , ‘Shameless’ and ‘Alphaville’ into the dark, sweaty underworld. You can stream the entire album on SoundCloud, we especially recommend you check out the Pilooski, Boogie Corporation and Richard Sen mixes.
Published November 16, 2011.