Electronic Bliss: Simon Curtis and Vincent Did It team up for “Starlight”, “Flesh” remix

Those of you who follow the promising careers of both Simon Curtis and Vincent Did It (formerly Frankmusik) have known that they collaborated on some songs in advance of the release of Simon’s album R∆ last June.  Since that time, they’ve both been hinting at the release of Vince’s remix of “Flesh” and other songs.  So with today came the release of that “Flesh” remix, as well as a gorgeous ballad called “Starlight”.

Vince’s remix of “Flesh” takes the staccato ends of the song and keeps you there, focusing on trebly arpeggios and Simon’s upper register.  Its playful pace makes the mix seem much shorter than its 5:37 length.  The result is akin to keeping you perpetually at a particular moment… the few seconds before you find out the solution to a mystery… the few seconds before you get your college diploma… the few seconds before a first kiss… the few seconds before … all right, I think you get where this is going 😉  

Download the Vincent Did It remix for “Flesh” for free from the redesigned http://www.simon-curtis.com – check out all those great Tyler Shields photos!

It’s obvious from first listen that “Starlight” did not fit the mold that became R∆.  It’s a wistful, pensive downtempo ballad as a reminder of a relationship that ended, that has the sound of Darren Hayes, most evidently, as an inspiration.  Like the other songs in R∆ though it evokes a personal place in time for Simon, and I’m glad he chose to share this gentler side of the R∆ sessions with us.  Vince is no slouch at producing softer songs either – his free download from last year, the dramatic and heartfelt “Hurt You Again”, was one of my favourites of the year, and it didn’t make the cut for Do It In The AM either.

Courtesy of the ever-wonderful Arjan Writes, read Arjan’s thoughts and download “Starlight” for free on this page.

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