There are remixes that you have a listen to and think to yourself, “damn good!” Then there are those rarities that slip into your hands – you download, press play and instantly it causes a stir inside – Like the magnetism between two people falling in love – It sends chills throughout your entire body and puts a smile on your face. I’ve just listened to a remix of Goodbooks, ‘Walk with me,’ (the original, released as a one-off on Transgressive Records last April) done by Arne Blackman (top right) of Clarky Cat – about 10 times. Hopeless romantic? Never – but this remix is so lovely I almost want to break up and make up and play it over and over again!
Boys and girls who’ve heard, swoon over the four-piece Kent, U.K. based, Goodbooks. In time, I’m pretty certain those unfamiliar, will fall in love as well. With their debut EP, ‘Control,’ having just been released yesterday (7.30), the young lads have loads to look forward to – Including dabbling with some more remixes and of course, others remixing their tracks – Both Crystal Castles and Kissy-Sell Out remixed ‘Leni,’ The Teenagers – ‘The Illness,’ Arne Blackman of Clarky Cat – ‘Walk with me.’ Their clever lyrics have us all yearning for more. Is there a tour ahead? Will they cross the pond and deliver their fine melodies to the U.S.? We hope – we can’t wait!!!
Some tracks have no need to ever be tinkered and toyed with however, this one certainly falls in the ‘amazingly good remix!’ category – up for a mere 7 days!!!!! Truly epic Arne! – Heartbreaking. I’m feeling like 17 today.
Goodbooks – Walk with Me (Arne Blackman’s Epic Edit Remix)