Listen to this dizzy-sounding remix of Alan Vega’s “DTM”

The New York producer Ani Klang reimagines one of the late legend’s final songs.

December 08, 2017
Listen to this dizzy-sounding remix of Alan Vega’s “DTM” Ric Ocasek

Earlier this year, FADER Label put out IT, a posthumous record by the proto-punk icon Alan Vega, who passed away in 2016. Today, we're debuting a bold new remix of that album's first single —"DTM," short for "dead to me" — courtesy of Ani Klang. The experimental New York producer quickens the tempo for a dizzying effect, while also perserving Alan's gruff missives and the original's crunchy dissonance.

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“I loved Alan's beat poetry-esque delivery, so I wanted to dissect my favorite phrases and accentuate them with impactful, spastic drums and rhythms,” Klang said. “Bass music is alive more than ever right now, so I wanted to incorporate a few of my favorite styles and sounds into a mix that would both respect and modernize Alan's original composition.” Listen below.

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IT is available digitally and on vinyl. Listen to more Ani Klang here.
Listen to this dizzy-sounding remix of Alan Vega’s “DTM”