Shells has remixed London five-piece Torches, turning their swirling, decidedly rock original into a jewel of subdued techno, sounding something like a Tiësto set as heard from the club’s bathroom queue downstairs. By the end, Shells pulls back on the filters and starts to let his snares shine through, but only in glimpses of the 14-minute rave track that could have been. As it is, though: heavenly serene. Torches’ “Sky Blue & Ivory” 7-inch, sans Shells’ take, is up for preorder now.
Stream: Torches, “Sky Blue & Ivory (Shells Remix)”