Premiere: Hercules and Love Affair, “Painted Eyes” (Wolfram Remix)


The thing about Hercules and Love Affair is no matter how dramatic or club ready their albums are, they're still always songs with fairly tight song structures, indebted to pop formulas as much as they are to more freewheeling house ambience. Most of the remixes from their latest album have, as remixes tend to do, loosened that up, songs stretched to unfold with vocals and melodies popping up here and there. This Wolfram mix of "Painted Eyes" breaks the chokehold of the original, turning moments of melody into longer, more environmental instrumentals and distilling the band's melodrama with some soda water, less solo vogueing at a dark house party and more collective sweating somewhere bigger.

Premiere: Hercules and Love Affair, “Painted Eyes” (Wolfram Remix)