New Zealand’s Bevan Smith is a man who likes to stay busy. Most likely best known for his contributions in the band Ruby Suns, he also has recorded solo under the names Signer and Aspen. His latest outlet goes by Introverted Dancefloor and he released a self-titled LP under the moniker just a couple of months back via Carpark Records. Limiting himself to the use of two synthesizers, one mic, one filter, and one effects processer, the album is has a minimalistic quality with easily digestible dance/electronic pop that might be in near the same vicinity of a Hot Chip, but more experimental. Today, we have a first in a series of remixes of tracks from Smith’s friend, Simon Flower. Flower along with the rest of the remixes were all share the common fact that they are fellow New Zealanders. You can find the remix below along with background on how the reworking came about.
“I met Simon Flower in a IRC chat room sometime around 1996. He lives in Auckland. Almost 20 years ago he remixed a song for me off my first album which I released under the name Aspen. He remixed a song called ‘Wedding Song’ I remember hearing it played on National Radio and that was a massive buzz for me. He co-founded a label called Nurture and released some amazing 12”’s under his own moniker Peak:Shift as well releasing some 12”’s by NZ’s underground techno hero Micronism. I thought it would be fun to revisit the past and ask Simon to remix something again. I’m glad I did! I’m always impressed by how, despite changes in technology, studio equipment, geographical location, Simon’s music always sounds so immediately ‘his’.” – Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor