DAN DEACON – “CHANGE OUR LIFE (YOU CAN DO IT)” (MÒZÂMBÎQÚE REMIX)
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A new Los Angeles producer going by the moniker, MÒZÂMBÎQÚE releases a soaring IDM remix of Dan Deacon’s “Change Your Life (You Can Do It)”. Dan Deacon and his label, Domino Records, announced last week that they were partnering with WeTransfer to allow other artists to remix and rework his new single. MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s unique version is a mind expanding, ethereal groover. It evolves into an experimental and ambient work with grandeur and purpose. MÒZÂMBÎQÚE is the solo project of Andrew Smith, drummer and producer in the indie rock bands, Lone Kodiak and Mothlight.
Andrew grew up in the jazz and funk scene in San Francisco, where he developed an affinity for instrumental music like STS9, Tea Leaf Green and Medeski Martin and Wood. In his early twenties he bought a one way ticket to Zimbabwe without much of a plan or idea as to what came next. While traveling around the world, he studied and learned all sorts of percussion from a Kudu antler horn in Cape Town, ZA to the Tabla in Varanasi, India. Whether hiking to Everest Base Camp, tracking lions in Kenya, sailing to Madagascar or surfing in Indonesia, he was always amazed at how well artists like The Album Leaf, Tycho and Aphex Twin could enhance these experiences. His passion for traveling and the great outdoors gave Andrew’s musical direction a heavy influence on nature. MÒZÂMBÎQÚE seeks to portray walking along the sea, standing atop a mountain or sitting in a open meadow.
“After a first listen to Dan Deacon’s “Change Your Life (You Can Do It)” I didn’t know how I was going to work with this song. So I stripped everything back and started with just the A capella vocals. From there I started messing with these chimey, bell-like lead lines. Everything was kind of mid-rangey, with a lot reverb and a lot of echo and before I knew it I had formed something that seemed to resemble more of a complete rework than a ‘remix.'”
Release Date: 2017