Pink Skull "John I'm Only Braindancing (Jokers of the Scene remix)" by Jokers of the Scene published on 2013/02/25 17:20:32 +0000 The BRAINDANCE EP marks a first outing on http://soundcloud.com/throneofblood for veteran Philadelphia dance music weirdos Pink Skull. This EP, featuring the a druggy, analog take on electronic dance music introduced on their recent DEFINITIVE GAUZE EP for Toronto’s http://soundcloud.com/my-favorite-robot-records, marks a new direction for the band, who have a lengthy discography of genre-defying releases blending elements of post punk, noise, krautrock and more on labels like TONE ARM and http://soundcloud.com/igetrvng This is a new incarnation of Pink Skull, leaner, meaner and crackling with a lysergic energy informed by decades spent djing well outside the mainstream. The A side features a collaboration between Pink Skull’s Julian Grefe and SCHEMATIC RECORDS’ http://soundcloud.com/joe-lentini that pays tribute to the erstwhile microgenre known as Braindance. Recalling the tearout edits and frenetic pacing of mid-90s SQUAREPUSHER or REPHLEX RECORDS, “John, I’m Only Braindancing” blends classic rave stabs and breakbeats, aggressive edits and an atmosphere soaked in mdma to delirious effect. Toronto’s http://soundcloud.com/jokers-of-the-scene take the tempo down, replacing the original’s anthemic stabs with a menacing bass thump and a steady 4/4 groove. On the flip, Pink Skull bring down the tempo still further, turning out a slo-mo groover “Brown Acid.” Analog synths and thunderous claps meld with spooky atmospherics to evoke a trip out of bounds. http://soundcloud.com/jacquesrenault and Australia’s http://soundcloud.com/dasmoth preserve that vibe with their bass-heavy remix, which injects a heavy dose of old school house into the proceedings thanks to a circular synth loop and some discoid drum programming. http://soundcloud.com/throneofblood/sets/tob032-pink-skull-braindance-1 A1. John, I'm Only Braindancing A2. John, I'm Only Braindancing (Jokers Of The Scene Remix) B1. Brown Acid B2. Brown Acid (Jacques Renault & Das Moth Remix) In stores on 12" and digital 04/03/2013.