A1. Timeaway (Darkstar Remix)
B1. Hold Me Down (Darkstar Remix)
B2. You Don’t Need A Weatherman (cult x zomby remix (kollaps))
The A-side sees Darkstar flexing their house music muscles, firmly cementing their prowess as remixers by transforming two of their own tracks into playful, percussion-heavy grooves. For their remix of ‘Timeaway’, the band tease the original steel drum-esque melody before twisting it, looping it and bringing it in and out of the mix seemingly at will, while pitch-shifted cowbells flutter around lo-fi, Balearic synths. Their reworking of “Hold Me Down” is more of a slow burner, and sees layers of falsetto vocal samples, shrill synth stabs and crisp hi-hats steadily build around a bouncy bassline before it all swiftly retreats, leaving nothing more than a dreamy, ambient drone.
The B-side of HD7 features an exceptionally rare remix offering from notorious New York-based producer Zomby, alongside his Cult Music project under the moniker Kollaps. Typically, his remix of “You Don’t Need A Weatherman” sees him enveloping the track in a beautifully murky layer of smog, with the vocals becoming merely a faint whisper in the background. It’s the kind of impossibly dark and emotive sound we’ve come to expect from Zomby.