Following on from recent singles ‘Work It’, and ‘So Right’ - which was released alongside a remix from John Talabot - Marie Davidson announces a new remix from her friend and contemporary Nina Kraviz. 'Workaholic Paranoid Bitch (Nina Kraviz Workaholic Remix)’ is an ode to the work both producers put into their craft and their relentless touring schedules - Marie begins her headline solo tour next week, including a show at London’s Electrowerkz on the 4th October, and Nina kicks off her US tour with a show alongside Helena Hauff this coming Friday in San Francisco. Taking on forthcoming album track 'Workaholic Paranoid Bitch’, Nina layers her own distorted vocals over a propulsive rework of what is already one of the album’s most energetic moments.
“Working Class Woman” - set for release on 5th October on Ninja Tune - is the Montreal-based producer’s fourth and most self-reflective record: it’s a document of her state of mind, of operating within the spheres of dance music and club culture. Drawing on those experiences, as well as an array of writers, thinkers and filmmakers who’ve influenced her. She takes the same building blocks as before but knocks them together into something bolder. Crafting a more timeless sound than she’s done previously, it’s the logical next step for a career built on a far-reaching worldview.
Building on the dancefloor-minded trajectory charted by her previous record "Adieux Au Dancefloor” [Cititrax / Minimal Wave], which drew praise from the likes of Pitchfork (“a project that indicates exciting and near-exponential growth in her ability as a writer and producer”), The Fader and Resident Advisor, and opened up her sound to a new, wider audience, earning support from peers such as Nina Kraviz and Jessy Lanza. The record is informed by a career which has spanned an ambient-influenced album as Les Momies De Palerme for Montreal’s Constellation label (home to Godspeed! You Black Emperor); her synth-disco styled duo DKMD with David Kristian; and Essaie Pas, signed to DFA, and with whom she’s shaped minimal synth and "cyberpunk coldwave” (The Guardian) sounds into a fresh mould, in partnership with husband and collaborator Pierre Guerineau.
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One More Fluorescent Rush is one of my favorite tracks of the decade; it is beautiful yet dynamic, laced with sparkling synths and melodies that will make sure it is being played at high volumes for years to come. The music video is a masterpiece as well, no surprise since Whities always comes correct with the visuals. Avalon Emerson's remix of Four Tet's Teenage Birdsong is also a must buy, reminding us that her signature sound remains unique and unlike anything else out there. Edward