To round off the first half of the year, Sydney/Eora producer and vocalist Skeleten released ‘Live In Another World’. The track added an immersive dancefloor beat to his signature ethereal synth work and he enhances the release further with remixes from two standout forces in the Australian underground scene; Moktar and Jennifer Loveless. The remixes echo the original track’s sentiment; being at once intimate and otherworldly, hinting at another reality that’s sitting dormant. Out now on Astral People Recordings / [PIAS].
Moktar is a DJ and producer effortlessly combining club and techno with traditional Arabic instrumentation, sampling and producing to emphasise his Egyptian-Australian background. Fresh off the back of his debut single, Moktar has already found fans in Jamie xx, Bonobo, Hudson Mohawke, DJ BORING and more. "Stoked to have remixed one of my favs and a great friend Skeleten,” says Moktar. “It also happens to be my favourite track of his to date. It was a lot of fun throwing in my touch on this single"
Canadian born, Narrm based producer, Jennifer Loveless is a stand-out talent and well-loved community member within the local dance scene of Australia, having recently released her debut EP to the acclaim of international tastemakers including Jayda G, Ela Minus, Marcel Dettmann and more. On her ‘Endless Arvo Mix’, Loveless says, “For this remix I wanted to highlight the groove existing in the original track - it’s an endless mover.”
On the remixes, Russell Fitzgibbon says, “This one was always destined for the club treatment and I feel very lucky to have Jennifer Loveless and Moktar meet me there. Both of these artists are so experienced and innovative in creating new worlds on a dancefloor and that's exactly what this is all about!”
Directed, filmed and edited by Skeleten himself, both of the visualisers that accompany each remix feature Fitzgibbon dancing along to the two very different takes on his original track.