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James Murphy previews David Bowie remix

By | Published on Friday 11 October 2013

James Murphy

Busy LCD bee James Murphy has let slip his lengthy ‘Hello Steve Reich Mix’ (so titled because it references US composer Reich’s ‘Clapping Music’) of David Bowie’s ‘Love Is Lost’.

Whilst premiering it via BBC 6music recently, Murphy said: “Any remix I’ve done I almost never use any of the original music. The challenge for me is to create a new track that serves the vocal in a different way but doesn’t make the vocal seem pasted on. It’s been many years since I’ve done a remix, so no matter who it was for I would’ve been stressed out”.

Released as a piece of Bowie’s three-disc ‘The Next Day’ extension on 4 Nov, the mix clocks in at ten minutes, so spend that on listening to it via Consequence Of Sound, if you will.