blog category created 19 October 2019 written by Taka George
I love the work these guys do. They bring a dark, brooding, 80s quality to most of their remixes and the way they reinterpret or reinvent the original recording is always surprising and engaging.
IYEARA consists of The Duke Spirit guitarist Toby Butler, producer Malcolm Carson and singer Paul O’Keeffe. Remixing is at the core and foundation of the band. ‘It’s informed how we make our own music’ says Butler. ‘We like to imbue the songs with our own darkwave electronic landscapes. Drag them through the gutters and emerge reborn. Remixing is an important part of what we do and a very integral part of our growth as a band.’ We are a relatively new band that have been cutting our teeth remixing the likes of Laura Marling’s LUMP project, The Ting Tings, The Boxer Rebellion, Liela Moss, Lusts, UNKLE and many more. In February of this year we remixed ‘Timebomb Zon” for The Prodigy, understandably the release has been put on hold. We were nominated at the 2019 Awards alongside Shura and Matthew Herbert and came runner up. It would be a huge help in our growth as remixers to win, or even be nominated again.