Premiere: Zola Blood – Pieces Of The Day (Olaf Stuut Remix)
Hackney foursome Zola Blood are poised to release their new double A-side 'Play Out/Pieces of the Day'. Produced by Richard Formby (Wild Beasts/Darkstar), it's coming out on the long-dormant Pond Life, a label best known for releasing records by Talk Talk/Mark Hollis in the 90s. So, pretty good pedigree then.
R$N are happy to premiere Dutch producer Olaf Stuut's remix of 'Pieces of the Day'. The original tells the story of a journey on the No. 8 night bus – a route that goes right past R$N Towers! It's a great slice of dark electronic pop that calls to mind Purity Ring and Portishead.
Stuut (who's previously remixed Max Cooper and Nils Frahm) stretches the song out to 7 minutes but keeps the darkness intact, throwing in a shuffling drum pattern and turning the original vocals into a ghostly chorus. Feast your ears.