The You Are We imprint returns today with Alexis Raphael’s ‘That Edgy Melody’ EP, backed with remixes from Theo Kottis and Lo.pass. For the last eight years, the label has hosted parties in London including warehouse events, a series of takeover nights in room 3 at fabric and a selection of parties at Glastonbury, Space (Ibiza) and Burning Man to name a few.
Now a record label, You Are We look set to have a busy 2018 with releases scheduled throughout the year, the first of which comes courtesy of Alexis, whose had releases on Hot Creations, AVOTRE, Snatch! and Material.
Leading on the package is the original mix of title-track ‘That Edgy Melody’, seeing Raphael offer up an arpeggio lead alongside, shuffled organic percussion, hooky vocal murmurs and snaking bass drones before the second original ‘Proper Chorge.’ tips the focus over to a stripped-back rhythm, airy pad swells and hypnotic voices tucked in to depths of the record.
Theo Kottis steps up to rework ‘Proper Chorge.’ next, delivering an acid-charged electro tinged interpretation fuelled by 303 lines and bright chords and 909 drums. Lo.pass offer up their take on ‘That Edgy Melody’ next with minimalistic drums and processed snippets of the original.
Lastly Kieran Apter’s take on ‘That Edgy Melody’, to be offered up as a free download, tips the focus over to chugging arps, dubby chords and low end drones.