- Drawing on her Nepalese-Tibetan heritage, the Swiss-born Aïsha Devi has made meditation and spirituality central to her music, released on her own Danse Noire label before she signed to Houndstooth for the cheeky, female-focused Conscious Cunt EP. This past October, her Of Matter And Spirit album used the format to explore ritualistic themes in the context of bass music, where Devi's perverted vocal manipulations continued to steal the show. It was a provocative trip through cataclysmic dance music.
These remixes are equally on point. Lakker turn the aching plod of "Anatomy Of Light" into one of their atmospheric broken-beat techno romps, honouring the original's poignant pop by letting it seep out at the end. NTS Radio host and recent Ninja Tune signee Throwing Shade flips "Kim & The Wheel Of Life," transforming one of Devi's more industrious works into dreamy, technicolour synth pop. Berlin-based yoga zealot Mind:Body:Fitness and Young Echo troupe Killing Sound finish the package with two versions of lead track "Mazdâ." The first is a fidgety, percussive club re-rub, while the latter is a skulking dub overhaul with fresh lyrics from MC Rider Shafique and blushed vocals by Bogues. On a record centered on the complexity of processed voice—often mangled into something alien and inhuman—it's nice to hear humanity restored. Of Matter And Spirit Remixes is a delectable reflection of its source material.
01. Anatomy Of Light (Lakker Remix)
02. Kim & The Wheel Of Life (Throwing Shade Remix)
03. Mazdâ (Mind:Body:Fitness Remix)
04. Mazdâ (Killing Sound Version feat. Rider Shafique & Bogues)