Following widespread acclaim for their eponymous debut album, BRONSON, the new project from GRAMMY-nominated duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of ODESZA and ARIA-platinum-selling Australian producer Tom Stell of Golden Features, today announce the upcoming release of a series of three remix EPs featuring reimagined tracks from the album from notable tastemakers and acclaimed producers including HAAi, Patrick Topping, Riton, TSHA, Prospa, Krystal Klear and more.
The first collection, ‘BRONSON Remixes Nº.1’, which will be released 16thOctober on Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune, includes five reworks from a global array of influential producers – O’Flynn, Skream, OFFAIAH and Tunnelvisions, as well as Cassian’s take on BRONSON’s latest single ‘KNOW ME (feat. Gallant)’ which is out now, debuting the project. Renowned for his producing prowess and refined mixing abilities, Cassian brings a driving bassline and dynamic synths to ‘KNOW ME’ which complement Gallant’s vocals. Listen to the remix here.
BRONSON on ‘Remixes Nº.1’ says: “The BRONSON project was originally born out of a need to push our own creative boundaries and to allow us the space to create something that felt experimental and free from expectation. Connecting with this amazing group of producers for the BRONSON Remixes was really just an extension of that – they were able to take tracks from the album and reinvent them, all while staying true to ethos of the project. The end result is a collection of reworks that lives in its own distinct lane, giving the album a renewed energy. Special thanks to all of the talented artists involved for adding their own spin to the project.”
True to the ethos behind BRONSON, each rework on ‘Remixes Nº.1’ delivers a more intense side of the trio’s sound, unveiling a multiplicity of underground soundscapes fit for the dancefloor. Curated with masterful, creative intention, ‘BRONSON Remixes Nº.1’ adds another experimental layer and versatility to their debut album, spanning from O’Flynn’s cosmic stylings to Skream’s pulsing techno.
On how his remix came about, Cassian says: “Back in April I started receiving these strange calls on my phone. I’d answer the call and a series of numbers would repeat over and over again. I didn’t think much of it at first but after a week or so, those numbers were stuck on loop in my mind. I googled them on a whim and there was only one result: an Instagram account simply titled ‘BRONSON’.
“I followed the account and my phone rang immediately. This time, instead of the cryptic number sequence, a song was playing. I didn’t know its name at the time but that song was ‘KNOW ME’. I listened to it on loop over and over again, I couldn’t hang up. After about half an hour I snapped out of it and hung up the call only to see my email inbox light up: ‘BRONSON – KNOW ME Remix Stems’. The next day the mysterious Instagram account made its first post: an image of bolt cutters and a caption that read: “@odesza + @goldenfeatures” – I knew what I had to do, and a few weeks later my remix of ‘KNOW ME’ was complete.”
BRONSON’s self-titled debut album was released 7th August via Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune. The project strikes a balance between emotive instrumentals and melodic vocal tracks and has elements of light versus dark running throughout the 10-track album. In addition to Gallant, lau.ra (part of experimental rock band Ultraísta alongside Radiohead’s Nigel Godrich) is the vocalist on ‘HEART ATTACK’, while Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs also features on the album on the track ‘DAWN’.