In 2011, Joe Goddard and Valentina’s anthemic single ‘Gabriel’ signalled a new era in dance and pop music. Fast forward over a decade, the record remains iconic; still regarded as a pinnacle of the late noughties crossover movement that heralded a new era of garage revival. Today, electronic king-pin Eats Everything shares his epic, 8-minute-long rework of ‘Gabriel’ – a filter-filled, dancefloor-primed remix. Named after the iconic underground spot Maceo’s Bar at Glastonbury, the rework was inspired and dedicated to the spot where Joe Goddard and Eats Everything have been playing B2B sets for the last 4 years. Unlike anything else Eats Everything has previously released, the legendary DJ & Producer ramps up the energy of the original and gets busy on the filters for a huge suspenseful build-up before a mind-boggling breakdown. The ‘Maceos’ club remix comes following previous reworks from Scottish breakthrough artist Ewan McVicar who’s ‘House Tribe Dub’ kicked off festival season and Edinburgh house maestro, Theo Kottis who recently reimagined the track into a percussive club workout. Poised to be one of the biggest house tunes of the summer, the epic Maceo’s remix sees both Eats Everything and the original track take on an exciting new sound. This is the third track from the forthcoming celebratory EP Gabriel Redux due for release this Autumn via Greco-Roman.
Speaking on the remix, Eats Everything says
“Myself and Joe Goddard for the last 4 Glastonbury’s have played b2b at the best club, Maceos, in the best part of the festival, Block 9. One of these sets, I don’t remember which I was chatting to Joe between mixes about Gabriel about how much both myself and especially my wife Leah absolutely LOVE this record. A couple of years later I get the call from Joe and his gang to have a bash at remixing it. Musically it’s nothing like I’ve ever done before, so god knows whether people will like it! It’s also NOTHING like the music you would play/hear in Maceos but without that place this remix would never have come about, therefore i’m naming it after the greatest of the great, MACEOS”
Joe Goddard and Valentina’s ‘Gabriel’ is a bonafide classic. Something of a sonic rarity — celebrated worldwide, even topping the chart as far away as South Africa — ‘Gabriel’ could be defined as a critical cultural moment in dance music. Now, Goddard celebrates over ten years of the much-loved anthem, with Greco-Roman presenting Gabriel Redux – a plush package of remixes, renditions and covetable new merchandise set to drop throughout 2022. The anniversary project is rooted in dance music and cultural nostalgia yet remains forward-facing, with further remixes coming from emerging artists, and heavyweights to come. The package also drops with a range of exclusive merch to come, Greco-Roman also shares the first offering – a gorgeous limited edition print of the iconic artwork. Created by Harry Fieber, it’s available here via Bandcamp.
Core member of Hot Chip, one half of the 2 Bears, as well as Hard Feelings, DJ, producer, remixer and solo artist in his own right, British musician Joe Goddard needs no introduction. His influence on contemporary pop and dance music? Undeniable. Revered across the globe for his forward-thinking take on synth-pop, house, electro and pop, on records such as Electric Lines (2017), Endless Love (2014) and those of his other multi-act projects, Goddard’s incredible sonic output is hard to keep up with and shows no sign of letting up.
Founded by Alexander Waldron, Dom Mentsh and Joe Goddard in 2007, Greco-Roman has become one the most prominent homes of left-field electronic pop. With signees including Tirzah, Lone, Disclosure, Valentina, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to name but a few, the common thread is emotive electronica with distinctive and powerful vocals. Drawing the name and inspiration from the Olympic wrestling sport, over a decade later the label still thrives on its athletic grace and prowess.
Multifaceted artist Valentina counts collaborations with UK heavyweights including Kano, Lil Silva, and touring with Kindness among her accolades. Best known for her work with Joe Goddard writing and performing vocals on ‘Gabriel’, 2020 saw Valentina releasing her first solo work in 7 years, with You Know Where My Happiness Went, followed by Nature (2021). Standing out from the crowd with delicate vocals, intricate instrumentals and nuanced experimental electronic soundscapes, Valentina has garnered tastemaker support from Dazed, i-D, Crack, Metal, Observer’s One to Watch and more