Following the digital release of his spellbinding EP, Not As I, today George FitzGerald releases two remixes of “Mother”: one by rising star of Australia’s underground dance scene, Pretty Girl and the other by himself.
Where the original version features a slower, beautiful piano melody set against hypnotic beats, Pretty Girl transforms the single into a high energy, emotive house track. Adding her own vocal line to create a call and response effect with SYML’s vocals, it pays homage to the original whilst bringing it into a completely new league of its own. “I loved the tone of the original track and wanted to rework it into a moody club heater, whilst still incorporating the haunting feel of the vocals,” Pretty Girl comments. “I wanted to display the continuation of the motif of losing control through the production.”
By beautiful contrast, George’s remix of the track layers even more mesmeric beats onto the original, creating a trippy, tantalisingly new sound. “I feel the remixes complement each other perfectly,” says George. “My version looks to the past. I was thinking of the time I used to work behind the counter at Blackmarket Records (RIP) and go through all the US house imports. Beautifully simple and timeless music. I haven’t made something stripped back like that for a while so this felt right. Pretty Girl’s version looks forwards. It’s a fantastic, contemporary take on the original. I’m thrilled she made the track her own by adding her own vocals. It’s not a common approach with remixes but it works brilliantly here.”
The original version of the track, which features SYML, the solo project of American artist Brian Fennell who recently collaborated with Lana Del Rey on her new album on the track “Paris, Texas”, was released to wide-spread acclaim, becoming an instant favourite amongst the likes of Pete Tong, Clara Amfo, Steve Lamaq and the Evening Standard.
George FitzGerald is a singular voice in electronic music, uniting underground dancefloor progressivism with pop’s cutting edges for over a decade. Following the release of 2015’s debut album Fading Love and 2018’s breakthrough album All That Must Be, last year’s Stellar Drifting, featured tracks with Panda Bear, London Grammar and SOAK, and artwork created by the celebrated designer David Rudnick. The campaign concluded with a sold-out UK and European tour in October.
After many years in Berlin releasing tracks on labels including Aus and Hotflush Recordings, FitzGerald signed to Domino’s imprint label Double Six in 2013 and made the transition from club producer to album artist, establishing a celebrated live show, and working with icons such as Bonobo and Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn. As well as a collaboration album entitled OTHERLiiNE with UK artist Lil Silva, FitzGerald helped produce London Grammar‘s 2021 number one album, hosted his very own BBC Radio 1 residency and boasts a remix roster with the likes of Foals, Moby and Jon Hopkins.
Not As I is available to pre-save digitally and pre-order as a limited edition 12” now. Each 12” will be hand numbered by George and will be released on 11th August. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital.
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