THE RAPTURE

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE

DFA

DFA2321

THE RAPTURE

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE

DFA

DFA2321

dfa2321
ARTIST
THE RAPTURE
TITLE
HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
LABEL
DFA
CAT NO.
DFA2321
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
    2011/12/05
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
GENRE
FEATURING
A-Trak Populette The Rapture

SALES NOTES

The recent death of DJ Mehdi was a tremendous loss for the dance music community as a whole, and a particularly devastating moment for the producer’s close friend A-Trak. The New York City-via-Montreal DJ offers a remembrance of his longtime cohort on his remix of the Rapture’s glorious “How Deep Is Your Love,” a single that was musically informed by Mehdi before his untimely passing:

“I did this remix over the summer, and when I was close to finishing it, I played it to my friend, the irreplaceable DJ Mehdi. I was working on the main version of the remix, the vocal version. I knew I would make a few alternate edits during the mixdown. The funny thing was, Mehdi's favorite part was the ending! He…suggested that I have that part come in earlier. My reaction was: that would work well for the dub version. And sure enough, when I finished mixing it down I made a dub with [his] suggestion. When I sent it to Mehdi shortly after, he responded (as a joke) that I should call it "Dub For Mehdi.” This one’s for you Memed.”

“Dub for Mehdi” is, indeed, a fitting homage for the late producer. A-Track has turned the Rapture track into dance floor perfection. In the original’s place is a song that morphs from music-to-move-to into a full on electro whirl. The whole track simply soars.

The Populette remix, on the B-side, while not quite as frenetic in its energy, achieves near visual beauty, the images it conjures are so lovely. Imagine the original now filled with blinking, silvery-synth bells, all flashing like lights. If you could turn music’s notes and tones into images, Populette’s remix would be nothing short of illuminated. - Kali Holloway

Published: 10th November 2011