Over a month ago, Berlin artist el nino diablo delivered the experimental ShadowPlay EP. He has now enlisted Queen Sudhara of Faithless and Perel of DFA Records for Shadow Dancer (Remixes), breathing new life into the lead single from the effort.
“Shadow Dancer” was arguably the most club-friendly track on the ShadowPlay EP, and Queen Sudhara makes it even more accessible with tranquil, effervescent deep house motifs. Perel reimagines the track with a different vision, adding nostalgic synths that give way to high-energy acids. Also included in the remix pack is a club mix of the source material.
According to Resident Advisor, el nino diable incorporated field recordings from the Troodos mountains of Cyprus into the original version of “Shadow Dancer.” Other entries of the ShadowPlay EP tracklist, like “Unchained” and “Collateral Beauty,” drifted even further away from the predictable by pairing sometimes cinematic production elements with unconventional beat structures.
Stream or purchase Shadow Dancer (Remixes) in digital format here.