Meet Slow Hours, the French super-group who What So Not just enlisted to remix Lone
"We're going to change things this year," says the crew, who just delivered one of 2017's best remixes early on.
What So Not and friends have been teasing Noisia’s monstrous remix of Divide And Conquer for the past month or two now, hinting that the remix package for the full EP will drop early in 2017. This week, we edged that little bit closer to the package’s release with the arrival of a remix of Lone, craftily put together by an unknown act named Slow Hours. Much like the original, the remix contrasts soft, restrained verses with sprawling, saturated synth drops that are both heavy and exciting, pulsating with fighting walls of bass and synth work, with playful melodies from the original twirling in the background.
As it turns out, the mysterious brains behind the remix are actually more familiar than we thought. Made up of Kidswaste, Rusty Hook, Khamsin, Lain, Kultur and Astre, Slow Hours is a French electronic producer super-group of sorts and, with their opening release being an official remix for the don What So Not himself, they’ve got their eyes set on big things. “We all met each other on the internet a few years ago when we were just kids trying to learn to produce,” they say in an email. “After hanging out a couple of times we thought "let's make something together”, because we wanted to unite together and create something big, especially in France since there isn’t the same community as there is for producers in the US. This project is us being best friends and worst enemies at the same time, as anyone knows can be true in a friendship. Slow Hours is a place to share songs we’ve made together but also a way to build a strong network and experiment as it pleases us. We want to keep it that way by writing singles, remixes, and who knows what else. We're going to change things this year.”