Following the release of the satirical, synth-layered single “Nietzsche On The Beach”, DC Gore releases a pulsating, euphoric remix of the track by the electronic cold wave duo, The KVB.
Whilst the grotesque and romanticised dissection of the British political landscape on holiday remains central – “mobile phone shaped tan lines, the fascist weekender” – The KVB reinterpretation of “Nietzsche On The Beach” evokes the spirit of dancefloors past.
Alongside the release, the Adam Othman-directed visualiser features suitably nostalgic VHS rave footage, acting as the perfect accompaniment to the single.
“You hope a song is strong enough to stand alone,” says DC Gore. “But when the remix came through it was like entering a completely different world. For a moment it was theirs and I was hearing it for the first time – I can’t think of a bigger compliment than that.”
On the remix The KVB commented: “This was the first music we’d worked on after finishing our tour and then recovering from Covid. It was grey and raining outside, so with all the references to the beach in the song, we wanted our remix to capture the feeling of anticipation and longing for the summer that’s just around the corner.”
They continued: “We often like to play around with the arrangements on our remixes, but as this song already has such a strong story and a big chorus, it was just about making it even more euphoric and anthemic.”
From the dissolution of South London trio Little Cub, Gore has remodelled and reimagined the band’s electronic synth-pop within his solo work to incorporate additional acoustic instrumentation which makes for a more textured and temperate sound. As inspired by the unvarnished portraiture of Martin Parr as he is Ballardian grotesquerie – and by the seedy witticisms of Jarvis Cocker and arch art-pop commentary of Neil Tennant, his music sits proudly within a rich tradition of distinctively British disrupters.
Skewering notions of national identity with a vivid mix of pin-sharp satire in an expansive palette of synthesising new wave art-rock, DC Gore effortlessly creates songs that are as ingeniously calculated as they are dance-inducing. Watch this space for more music soon!
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