Premiere: Participant – ‘Your Better’ (Villagers Remix)

Conor O'Brien at the controls...

Participant is a vehicle for Stephen Tiernan, a Dublin-based talent whose every move feels incredibly considered.

Two EPs have been released to date, a small but superbly formed catalogue that lingers on potential.

Live, Participant's performances push the boundaries, with the Irish artist continually pushing himself into fresh avenues of exploration.

Villagers' lynchpin Conor O'Brien is a fan, and has agreed to step in and remix Participant's softly introverted cut 'Your Better'.

The results are remarkable. Opening with a sparse arrangement, the production hinges on Stephen Tiernan's vocal, a stuttering and fractured take on the original.

The remix then bursts into a metallic techno workout, the exploratory electronics racing off in fiery shades of molten creativity.

Tune in now.

Catch Participant at Srvants Jazz Quarters, London on March 1st.

Photo Credit: Stephen Doyle

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