Touching the Times (Remixes)

A 2 track electro-funk single (13m 16s) — released May 26th 2023 on Freestyle Records

Following our reissue of the coveted Touching the Times 12" last summer, State of Grace's David Inglesfield provides two updated and refreshingly contemporary re-edits - revisiting the original track all of 40 years since it's original release.

"While I was revisting the audio for the reissue of the original track, I started looping sections of it, over and over" says Inglesfield. "I liked the effect and soon realised I had the basis for a new mix, focusing on the 'In Your Eyes' line in the verse lyrics." This "In Your Eyes Mix" largely keeps the original's distinctive electro-funk groove intact, though through the introduction of deft chops, crisp hi hats, and booming 808 kicks it has become re-tooled and re-arranged with modern dancefloors in mind.

On the other hand "The Times We Had Mix" employs a more experimental approach, taking inspiration from the ambient end of vaporwave. "I had also been listening to various slowed-down, reverb-drenched slushwave tracks" continues Inglesfield, "and that was the inspiration for the 'The Times We Had' mix, which has a nostalgic, melancholic mood."

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