I first came across Superhumanoids thanks to a (great) remix our mutual friend Eric Steuer had done, so appropriately enough he put us in touch and here I am posting about another one, this time from the erstwhile and amazing Clive Tanaka. In the original "Mikelah" male and female vocals set complementary tones, though the male contrasts most strongly with the song's orchestral instrumentation - the addition of cello and a capable use of string drones gives it a full bodied baroque sound - which ultimately proves the backbone of Tanaka's extended vocal mix, clocking in at more than twice the original's length. The addition of a pleasant groove and a playful sounding wrap-up, that pits the original vocals briefly against some simple, vaguely tropical percussion, make it one of our favorites from Tanaka's growing stable of remixes.
If you're out here in The West, try looking up Superhumanoids at one of their upcoming dates:
11/4 in Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/5 in San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/6 in Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
Order the Mikelah 7" now from InSound.