After his acclaimed binary star-studded album Technicolor Dreamer and its epic intergalactic remixes, Scott Hardkiss introduces a new collaboration through his God Within label. It’s with buzzing Brooklyn-based indie-rock band The Veda Rays, an artsy, psychedelic noise pop quartet that, like Scott, are aiming far beyond this solar system.
Scott originally bonded with the band’s drummer, engineer and mixer Jason Gates who, as a “brother in rhythm” also fascinated with music technology both archaic and futuristic, was enlisted to work on Technicolor Dreamer. The pairing flourished and as Jason formed his own Veda Rays project Scott became eager to get involved. “All Your Pretty Fates,” the lead track from The Veda Rays’ debut Gamma Rays Galaxy Rays Veda Rays, was chosen as the cut to get the full-on Scott Hardkiss treatment. Scott’s acumen at adding tasteful electronic beats and spaciness to rock n’ roll originals is well known through his past remixes for the likes of The Flaming Lips, Dean & Britta, Primal Scream, and even Elton John. The Veda Rays happily submitted to this treatment and the result is a hypnotic groover that showcases the band’s sublime vocals (courtesy of lead-singer James Stark) and instrumentation alongside Scott’s cutting-edge beats, arrangement and synthesized whiz-bang.
The remix, found here in Vocal, Instrumental and Acapella versions, is a dreamy, Balearic, indie-dance delight guaranteed to mesmerize any interplanetary rave-up or cosmic disco. As an added bonus, Q-Burns Abstract Message saunters in from his Eighth Dimension to unveil a stunning Re-Edit of Scott’s mix that steps on the cosmic gas pedal for even more shimmery shoegaze-tronica. Beautiful, emotive stuff here, and a harbinger of both future excellence from rising stars The Veda Rays and another installment in imaginative, musical dance-fusions from Scott Hardkiss.
Warm reactions from club & radio DJs around the globe!!!!
*Jota Wagner (Colors Sound/Brazil) - "Lovely vocals! Pure electronica...nice kit!"
*Joan Ribas (Ibiza Soulstice/Cafe del Mar/Ibiza) - “Wow love it!!!”
*Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel/AZ) -“Blissful space pop!”
*Pete Ballotta (Samarai FM/SF) - “Ohhh yeah, feels like I am swimming in opium...”
*Phat Phil Cooper (NuNorthern Soul/UK) - "Bloody lovely stuff, real dreamy …"
*Stereo 77 (Research Deluxe/Orlando) - "Shoegaze meets Balearic bliss? I'm down!"
*Cloned In Vatican (Disco Volante/Italy) - "A very stylish fusion between Indie and Electronica."
*16bitFM (Russia) - “Great tracks...Romantic!”
*Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY/Brooklyn) - "Beautiful tune! I'll be playing this a lot, for sure."
*Justin Harris (Classic/Music For Freaks/UK) - "A very interesting and pleasurable track. Scott did a great job …a respectful redo, indeed."
*All Good Funk Alliance (Super Hi-Fi/US) - "Very pretty. I could tell right off the bat that this was going to be a special song. Sweet grooves!"
*Robert Jan Meyer (Minus 8/Compost/Switzerland) - “Special.”
*Amit Shoham (Pulse Radio/SF) - “Love the vocals on this, and all the mixes are lovely.”
*Brewster Brigham (KISS FM/Australia) - "Music to make people happy. Spot on!"
*ed2000 (Solar Lounge/Germany) - “Great artists all round...I love the way this branch of our music tree is growing !! more like this please ..”
*Harry Avers (Noice/US) - “This is going to cross-over nicely...really brilliant production....”
* Will SumSuch (UrbanTorque/UK) - "Really liking this. Definitely one for the end of the night."
*Derek Howell (Proton Radio/US) - “Great tunes. Great vocal. Thanks!”
*Benjamin Roeder (Spectacle/Permanent Vacation/Munich) - “Niiiice!”
*Below Zero Radio (Energy FM/SF) - "Anything with Scott Hardkiss and Q-Burns Abstract Message attached to it is all right by us. Nice work."
*Mindless Boogie (Eskimo Records/Belgium) - “Really Like This!”
*Igor Marijuan (Ibiza Sonica/Spain) - “Super coool!!”
*Benoit C (Tsugi/Paris) - “Coooool mixes!”
*Greg Fenton (DMC Update/UK) - “Really like this- Different, too”
*Andy Wilson (Program Director Ibiza Sonica/Ibiza) - “Nice track, all mixes!”
*Fine Cut Bodies (Hungarian Radio/ Budapest) - "Nice laid back disco vibe!"
*DJ Nova (Rodon FM/Greece) - ”Has an everlasting tint that can work between many
styles of music, from fascinating 80s tracks to sun-dressed nu-Balearics to sophisticated indie dance."
*Eric Duncan (Dr. Dunks/Rub-n-Tug/NYC) - "YEAH!!!"