Brian Transeau (BT) is joined by singer/lyricist April Bender, for his latest track ‘Windows’, which has been taken from his 2020 album ‘The Lost Art Of Longing’. April’s previous credits include work with Yotto, Sick Individuals, Arty and others. The track comes with remixes from Omnia, Sean Darin and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley and is out now on Black Hole Recordings.
On their original version, BT goes flame-on with the production, whilst April’s vocal is given all the spotlight needed to plant the seed. It’s a song that metaphorically touches on many a theme, not least those of empowerment, freedom and respect.
With his version Omnia keeps BT’s clubbier vibes going, but adds in an extra layer of airwave. Sean Darin toys with the expectations on his mix, beginning with an acoustic guitar strum that swells into snares, glitch, stutter and grinding FX.
Steve Silk Hurley gives the track two house revisions. On his S&S House Anthem remix, he dubs and loops April’s vocal, wrapping it around a groove, before finger-kissing with a classically ’89-ish sub-riff. Through the S&S Jackin’ House remix Steve expands on the theme, adding extra percussive shuffle, classic M1 pianos and freer rein still to April’s song.