Today, Rhye announces the Blood Remixed album (due November 16th via Last Gang Records) and shares RY X’s remix of Waste. Watch a video of the remix via High Snobiety. The 14-track album includes additional re-imaginations by Washed Out, Tensnake, Channel Tres, and more. Mike Milosh’s resilient yet purposefully understated take on R&B stretches beyond the confines of any genre with the remixes, giving listeners the opportunity to hear Blood from a new perspective.
Streaming today are RY X, Moon Boots, and Mano Le Tough’s remixes. RY X’s (who recently announced his forthcoming new album Unfurl) rework of Waste opens with haunting synths and creates a house atmosphere through subtle swells and syncopated rhythms. New York City’s Moon Boots opts to add a bit of his future disco sound to his take on Taste, giving the song an all-night club vibe. Underground favourite Mano Le Tough’s remix of Taste is the most experimental of the three, chopping Rhye’s smooth vocals and disseminating them across propulsive beats and discordant pockets of synth stabs.
Rhye’s sophomore album, Blood, was released earlier this year to immense praise, with The Guardian calling it a “perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B”and NME proclaimed to be a “triumph.” Blood sees the rebirth of Rhye and Milosh coming into himself fully-formed while staying true to what NPR says is the “reserved, understated and brilliant soul” of the project. Noisey called it “an album to dance to…and one to bring close to your heart, to your perceptions and subjections.” Exclaim! called it “mood music” in their February 2018 issue where Rhye was featured as their cover story.
Two weeks ago, Rhye shared the visual to Blood album track, Hymn. Co-directed and produced by Rhye’s Michael Milosh, and frequent creative partner, Genevieve Medow Jenkins, a nameless woman walks amongst rocky coves and mountainous cliffs of Big Sur and its neighbouring tranquil forest and waterfalls. The Hymn visual echoes the cinematic feeling of the song and provides visceral atmosphere to the Milosh’s hauntingly ethereal voice. Watch it here.