Requiem Remix!

It’s here! This has been a secret quiet project for me and Emil and I’m glad it’s out in the world.

Coup Sauvage writes:

Hold onto your church fans (and your face masks), @coupsauvage are back with another sermon for the children. We are reuniting one-time only for a special deluxe re-release of “Requiem for a Mountaintop.” Released in 2015 on our “Psalms from Ward 9” EP, the song was written after the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice. Equal parts elegy and call to action, it was our way to honor and celebrate the many black and brown lives lost as a result of police violence.

We never imagined the song would still be timely in 2020. Or that the list of names of people killed at the hands of the police would keep growing. All these years later, we are still angry, we are still in mourning, and we are still giving voice to our outrage the best way we know how – on the dance floor and in community. Now more than ever, we are dancing to rejoice, we are dancing for solidarity, we are dancing for our survival.

In response to the latest demands for racial justice, we’re re-releasing the original “Requiem for a Mountaintop” single. We’ve also added four new remixes produced by some of our favorite black, brown, and queer artists from the DMV including @cultfreedc & @atomsapart. All proceeds from Bandcamp will be donated to the Movement for Black Lives and ONE DC. Join us in supporting local artists and help us raise funds to continue the fight to make Black Lives Matter.

We started working on this a few months back, and I was really excited to do a proper remix for friends that I really respected and had created musical work that wasn’t a rehash of the same old same old. I wanted to be respectful of the amazing original song but at the same time, still amuse myself.

I put down some bass and guitar and some basic chords, while Emil started picking out synth tones and interesting little drum fills. I mixed and mastered it here in Laundry Room 2, my studio in Belgium.

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