Rae Morris – "From Above (Jack Steadman Remix)"

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Rae Morris - From Above (Jack Steadman Remix)

Many of you may know Jack Steadman as the lead vocalist of Britain’s indie-rock staple, Bombay Bicycle Club, but for those of you who have paid any attention to Jack‘s pleasantly surprising solo-work, you will know that his talents spread across more than just finicky guitar riffs and tenuous vocals. As a solo artist, Jack Steadman takes on the position of a DJ. His productions, which range from hip-hop revamps like “Gold Tooth,” to broken-down, oriental-sampling originals like “Tsim Sha Tsui,” provide an intriguing image of the quite vocalist.

For his latest production, Steadman has decided to take on Rae Morris‘ heart-spilling single, “From Above.” What Steadman does with the track, though, is far from easy-going. Aside from retaining the confident vocals, this remix amps up the original in every way, adding in SBTRKT-styled bumps, flaring synths and splendidly simple beats. What starts off on a layer of billowing beats and synths, soon transforms into a heavy flashing, and highly immersive piece of electronica. It’s not too often that we get to excited by a solo project, but after seeing Steadman in such good form, we can’t wait to hear what upcoming work will sound like — his solo work, that is.

Matt Pendrill

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