An inspiring fusion of electronics, soul and breaks, Edinburgh's Hidden Orchestra have been an underground taste for years.
However last year's 'Archipelago' long player has become something of a breakthrough document. Warmly acclaimed, its success has exposed the collective to a brand new audience.
Loose limbed and subtle, 'Archipelago' thrived on space - space between instruments, between bass textures and melody. Rich pickings for guest producers, Hidden Orchestra recently handed the keys to their music to a number of friends, colleagues and admirers.
Launching a remix project, the results are gathered on the forthcoming 'Archipelago Remixes' EP. Featuring re-workings from King Britt, DC Breaks, Kelpe and Long Arm, it's a diverse selection which serves as a reminder of the myriad influences rippling through the group's music.
DC Breaks take things in a drum and bass direction, while King Britt adds a moody, slow burning house style. Kelpe brings something from the left field, while Long Arm supplies a jazz-tinged production which has already gained support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs.
Listen to it first on Clash.
'Archipelago Remixes EP' is set to be released on July 8th.
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