Björk Ft. Antony Hegarty – Dull Flame Of Desire – Modeselektor’s Remixes for Boys and Girls [Special Post]

7 Feb

In 2007 Icelandic singer/songwriter and actress Björk released a collaboration song with Antony Hegarty who is best known as the lead singer of Antony and The Johnsons, but I knew him as lead singer of some tracks from Hercules And Love Affair. Their song Dull Flame Of Desire got remixed by Modeselektor. More specific, it got remixed twice by Modeselektor. One remix is called ‘Modeselektor’s Remix For Boys‘ whilst the other is, you guessed it already, ‘Modeselektor’s Remix For Girls‘. I like that last one better (what does that tell me…?), but first something about the Boys remix. When holding the Boys and Girls remix next to each other what stands out for me are the musical qualities of Modeselektor. It just shows how broad their musical range is. The Boys remix shows more of a dubstep influence but still keeps the vocals, albeit distorted. When thinking why they named this one the Boys remix one must think this is because of the bass which gives it a ‘macho’-touch. At first I didn’t like this version at all, but now I have grown more into it. Because of the dubstep influenced part of this track, I believe this is more of a track that Modeselektor would play at a party. This, in contrary to the Girls remix which is way more relaxing and the vocals in this version are much more in place then in the other I would say. Also, the voice of Björk in this track reminds me of Karin Dreijer Andersson, the lead singer of Swedish electronic duo The Knife. Both remixes show what kind of musical style influence Modeselektor and how their own musical style cannot be named properly. When listening to both tracks I prefer the Remix for Girls. Which one did you like better?

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