This remix 12-inch of two tracks by genre-melting Glasgow collective Golden Teacher is yet another product of the city's fertile Green Door Studio. The remixer is UK dub production legend Dennis Bovell, whose long career has included work for everyone from The Slits to The Pop Group and Linton Kwesi Johnson, as well as his own hugely influential solo records. Optimo's JD Twitch learned that Bovell was going to be in Glasgow for a show last year and, in the kind of why-the-hell-not moment of cross-pollination that the Green Door seems great at facilitating, asked him if he'd like to to do something with Golden Teacher's music. That it all came to pass is, according to JD Twitch , "a dream come true."
Bovell's touch with the tracks is in tune with the group's sound. On his remix of "Like A Hawk," he spreads wandering lines from a Korg MS-10 and copious Space Echo over the bones of the original, which was the lead track from 2013's Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night EP. On the flip he tackles the unreleased "Instigator," pitching everything down to an intoxicated 100 BPM chug, rife with echoing keys and organ flashes, and turning singer Cassie's vocal into a dread-soaked transmission. Both remixes exude the quality of a class act working on another class act.
TracklistA1 Like A Hawk (D.B. Version)
B1 Instigator (Dub)