It’s been a year since Jan Blomqvist dropped his debut album ‘Remote Control’, but its charm hasn’t faded.
The critically acclaimed album proved one of the most elegant bodies of work to see release in early 2016. Jan Blomqvist builds on this as he releases sixteen-track remix album: ‘Remote Control (Remixed)’.
For ‘Remote Control (Remixed)’, a host of skilled remixers were drafted in to dig into some of the album’s most remarkable singles. The top names in the list include none other than Daniel Stefanik & Mathias Kaden, Lexer, Nico Stojan & Acid Pauli and Eelke Kleijn, whom Jan Blomqvist granted the task of vamping up respectively ‘Empty Floor’, ‘Back In The Taxi’, ‘Dancing People Are Never Wrong’ and ‘Drift’.
A dream team both in the studio and on the live front, Daniel Stefanik & Mathias Kaden have a wonderful chemistry. Their rendition of ‘Empty Floor’ exemplifies just that as its recurrent arpeggios play with the placid vocals and radiate a synergy that increases its significance which is showed in beautiful productions released.
They opt for a percussion-progressive take on ‘Back In The Taxi’, portraying the full extent of his innate talent and intuitive approach to music. This immensely talented artist works on experimenting with new sounds for his remixes, this is how he came into the limelight.
When it comes to Nico Stojan & Acid Pauli, their sound roots down to a texture-rich form of electronica that deals in thumping beats and diverse atmospheres, all of which is showcased in on their take of ‘Dancing People Are Never Wrong’.
Multifaceted top composer Eelke Kleijn takes the wheel to steer the ‘Remote Control’ album single in a style of his own. His rendition glows with gliding synth pads breaks into the course to finish strong.
In the meantime, Jan Blomqvist continues to spread his distinct sound and intimate live sets to hotspots across the globe. Recently performed at Babylon in Australia, Coachella in the U.S. and DGTL in the Netherlands, he is to hit up countries such as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the U.K. throughout the summer, with more dates still to come.