Dictator have announced the release of a 5-track remix EP to raise funds for the family of 13-year-old Devin Gordon who tragically passed away earlier this year. Titled D-Sides, the project will see five DJs and producers from Scotland’s burgeoning electronic scene step up for remix duty on five original Dictator tracks.
In the last couple of years Dictator have cemented themselves as one of the boldest and most exciting bands around with their unique brand of electro-tinged indie-pop. Now, five of the band’s most anthemic singles have been reimagined; transformed for the dance floor.
The EP opens with Hide and Seek, reworked by Sub Club and Fly Events resident Liam Doc. Dark and foreshadowing, the track coaxes the listener in with hypnotic vocals, building tension with fearsome percussion. Track 2 sees Scottish Alternative Music Awards nominee Macka transform Anthem For A Doomed Youth into a balmy, peak-time banger, before Aberdeen’s Jen Athan delves to the back of the club with a brooding remix of Mirror Mirror.
Ayrshire’s Calypso Jet reimagines Moonlight, transforming the track into a trance-tinged moment of euphoria, before the EP comes to a close with electronic duo Post Coal Prom Queen’s goosebump-inducing remix of Candlemaker Row.
Speaking on the forthcoming release, Dictator, said: “With electronic music being at the heart of our sound, we’re delighted to release this project of reimagined Dictator songs from the most exciting producers in Scotland’s electronic realm
1. Hide and Seek (Liam Doc Edit)
2. Anthem for a Doomed Youth (Macka Remix)
3. Mirror Mirror (Jen Athan Remix)
4. Moonlight (Calypso Jet Remix)
5. Candlemaker Row (Post Coal Prom Queen Remix)
Pre-sale link: https://dictatorband.bandcamp.com/album/d-sides
Go Fund Me page in support of the family of Devin Gordon: https://bit.ly/3uqF6zT
”100% of profits from this download given to the Go Fund Me page of Devin Gordon, a young man who was sadly taken from us far too soon and whose story has absolutely rocked anyone who has heard it.”