Legendary UK Dance act Faithless have called upon one of the world’s most respected underground Producer & DJ, Maceo Plex, to deliver an exhilarating remix of acclaimed single ‘Synthesizer’ (ft Nathan Ball), out on BMG on 18 September.
With his remix of ‘Synthesizer’, renowned US Producer Maceo Plex layers poignant, heartfelt piano chords with glitchy robotic synths and punchy kicks alongside Nathan Ball’s stirring vocal. This builds to an electrifying, euphoric crescendo which makes the listener yearn for dimly-lit dance-floors, punctuated by explosive lasers. Maceo Plex then strips everything back to reveal a hypnotic bassline lurking underneath.
‘Synthesizer’ is the first single to be taken from the eagerly awaited Faithless album ‘All Blessed’ – their first new LP in 10 years, released on BMG on 23 October.
On Maceo Plex’s remix of ‘Synthesizer’ Faithless said: “Faithless are proud to present an epic and deep remix from award-winning DJ and Producer Maceo Plex, which takes ‘Synthesizer’ into a whole new wide-screen sonic world. A remix to get properly lost in.”
Maceo Plex said: “At first listen, I was not too sure how to approach the remix. But when I heard the piano in the breakdown, it suddenly became clear that I need to base the entire track around this beautiful piano line. The rest was built on those piano chords and adding the vocals pretty late in the process. It was a lot of fun, and of course, it was an honour to be part of their new single.”
‘Synthesizer’ received strong support, including BBC Radio play from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Jo Whiley, Annie Nightingale, Shaun Keaveny, Nemone, Chris Hawkins and Rylan; with DJs supporting the track including Roger Sanchez, Tom Novy, Marco Carola, and Kryder.
Listen to the track below.