Veik are dropping a new remix of 'Maïdan/I7LI' by Tryphème
Veik's Boris Collet said of the new remix out today: "I discovered Tryphème in 2017 with her debut album Online Dating released on Central Processing Unit. We met through mutual music friends later, but it was only after Covid that we had the opportunity to meet IRL and party together. We got in touch with her a year ago, in fall 2021, just after Fuzz Club proposed we reissue our first records. In addition to releasing them on vinyl, we wanted to give more than just reissue our old songs. We immediately thought about Tryphème to make a remix. She had carte blanche to do what she wanted to do. We did not know what to expect. We were (very pleasantly) surprised by the remix. By mixing elements from both our songs, she came up with something both ethereal and punchy. We like this kind of contradiction and ambivalence in music. The remix goes from one atmosphere to another without losing us along the way."
Tryphème adds: "For this remix, I mixed elements from both Maïdan and I7LI, because the voice is really my favorite element to play with, so I made a lot of loops with it. The track [Maïdan] touched me, and I immediately said to myself that I wanted to do something like 'Dead Dog Two' (Boards Of Canada Remix), but with my own style of course. I wanted something more oppressive, with more bass, and more emotionally heavy because I feel like that there is something solemn, claiming and poetic at the same time in Maïdan. The first thing I did was this emo layer that looks like fog at the beginning, I made it with my bass guitar going through my pedalboard (you can hear the shimmer of the Blue Sky). Later in the song I doubled this layer with a Korg Triton, with which I also recorded another bass track. I kept some elements of the original drums that I dubbed with the BaR Yamaha RY30."