Saxophonist, producer and songwriter Sapphire Adizes has just dropped what might be my favourite remix of the year. His reworking of Donna Missal’s ‘Keep Lying’ is a frenetic, mid-tempo masterclass. The production is underlined by a stunning distorted bass that punctures a flickering beat. Missal’s vocal is indubitable, as always; providing a smooth melodic counterpoint to Adizes’ groove-laden electronic sound-bed.
“This remix is the sound of the argument I lost with the girl I lost. I was frustrated, not with her but with the way we were failing. She was listening, but I couldn’t say what I needed to say, I couldn’t find the words, I was trying to remix this song and my frustration manifested in the distortion of the bass, and I played that bass back to myself louder and louder, it was the sound of all the words I couldn’t find, and I was too angry to do anything but make it louder. I finished the remix and went deaf in my left ear for two days. When the song finally left me, so did she.” – Sapphire Adizes