Premiere: San Fermin and White Hinterland Trade Remixes
NYC eight-piece San Fermin and solo artist White Hinterland (Casey Dienel) seem to have found solace in each other’s work, as evidenced by a pair of mutual remixes premiered here. In the White Hinterland rework of San Fermin’s “Jackrabbit,” Dienel turns a brawny, stomping track into a spaced-out shoegazing dance piece while maintaining the song’s melodic anchor. San Fermin’s treatment of White Hinterland’s “Ring the Bell” is as equally smooth, resulting in a cut that manages to adjust the color without undoing its original navigation.
San Fermin bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone sought to add a sparse texture to “Ring the Bell,” at once expanding sonic possibilities and preserving the emotion of Dienel’s voice. “I was drawn to the songwriting,” says Ludwig-Leone. “I tried to emulate what I feel when I hear her sing it live, which is this slow build that gets more intense as the song goes on.”
White Hinterland joins San Fermin this evening at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.