TOO MUCH TO RESIST: THE SLOW DANCE EP REMIXES
FRAU PINK PRODUCTIONS / KID RECORDINGS
DIGITAL RELEASE DATE:
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
GENRE: ELECTRONIC, INDIE DANCE, ALTERNATIVE, POP
FOR FANS OF: LYKKE LI,, RONNIE SPECTOR, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, PJ HARVEY, FEIST, ADELE
“Torch songs over swirling electronic melodies… there isn’t a bad song in the bunch. More Betty Black, please. And soon.” (Jeffrey Sisk, The Daily News)
“Spine-tingling…an exotic blend of Julie London, Lena Horne and Dusty Springfield, with a Dinah Washington snarl lurking just beneath the velveteen surface for good measure” (My Old Kentucky Blog)
Multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician SYLVIA GORDON returns with the latest installment of her BETTY BLACK project, the searing 12-track remix collection TOO MUCH TOO RESIST: THE SLOW DANCE EP REMIXES.
Critics described the SLOW DANCE EP as “melancholic, trippy songs [with] free creativity that doesn’t seem to follow any rules/politics” (Afro-Punk) and “Goth Ronnie Spector doing ’60s pop with a dark ’80s edge” (Music & Musicians Magazine) Another called it “spine-tingling…an exotic blend of Julie London, Lena Horne and Dusty Springfield, with a Dinah Washington snarl lurking just beneath the velveteen surface for good measure” (My Old Kentucky Blog).
Five months following the release of SLOW DANCE, Gordon’s insatiable appetite to defy genre surfaces with this narcotic collection of sparkling remixes with an ear towards the dancefloor spanning everything from dubstep, house, electronic and indie-dance. The likes of STARKEY, NATE MARS, RICHARD MOREL, DEANTONI PARKS (KUDU/MARS VOLTA/ME’SHELL N’DEGEOCELLO), HESS IS MORE, DON SUMMER, MATT MAX, along with others, take on the southern gothic chanteuse haunting melodies and romantic lyricism bringing new life to the fragrant, enigmatic tracks.
But even with such a stellar lineup of remixers, Gordon couldn’t sit on the sidelines, she explains: “I composed and arranged the Romeo mix with the mixing help of Rudyard Lee Cullers [Basement Jaxx / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Motion City Soundtrack / Brandon Flowers]. I like how it turns into its own ‘new wave’ style composition. I was very interested in obtaining darker and more abstract mixes to counter the more light-hearted style of the EP.”
TOO MUCH TOO RESIST is just a hint of things to come from Gordon and her Betty Black project. The in-demand songwriter and collaborator with artists like BLACK EYED PEAS, MOBY, KELIS, BENNY BENASSI, TELEPOPMUSIK, WILLIAM ORBIT and SPANK ROCK is currently gearing up for the release of her next Betty Black EP, BAD WEATHER. The title foreshadows a 2nd installment in a trilogy about the blossoming of young girls into womanhood, from blissful naiveté and longing to the harrowing pangs of innocence lost, self-discovery and maturity. It is slated for release in early 2012.
1. Low Tide Lullaby (Nate Mars Mix)
2. Low Tide Lullaby (Here Comes D’Wave Mix)
3. Low Tide Lullaby (Starkey Mix)
4. Low Tide Lullaby (Killahurtz Mix)
5. Came Home Cryin’ (Tembo Salty and Black Mix)
6. Came Home Cryin’ (Matt Max Mix)
7. Spring Blossoms (Romeo Mix)
8. Spring Blossoms (Ganga Mix)
9. Spring Blossoms (Don Summer Mix)
10. Spring Blossoms (Hess is More Mix)
11. Spring Blossoms (Richard Morel Single Edit)
12. Spring Blossoms (Richard Morel Extended Mix) * Bonus Track