3615 Nuit Blanches are releasing a retouched version of their album ‘When About Last Night’, their first LP which was released last March, after the duo received a lot of requests for longer club-friendly versions of the songs. We have the premiere for the track ‘Shooting Star’ the Douze whenever Dub mix, listen below. Luscious synths, illuminating vocals and shuddering drum machines, it’s a midnight delight. The Parisian duo say ‘As it was the last track we wrote for the album, «My Shooting Star» is probably the most special song for us. The lyrics have this kind of mellow vibe, Antonine’s performance is surely the most intense and purest one, it fits so well with the arrangement of the synths around bringing all the nostalgia. You can also hear Arnault’s voice in the back if you listen carefully. We’re so proud of this version!’
“People were saying that some of the tracks would work great on the floor, but they needed a longer intro, a build-up, etc”, they say.
That what motivated Antonine & Arnault to work on a brand new version of their album, with another vision in mind. “We have always been fans of extended and dance versions of disco and new wave records. Tape-delay’ed vocals, big breakdowns, the track is there, but different at the same time”.
And that’s what the two of them have been doing this last summer; deconstruct, edit, loop, extend, re-build. “It was really fun to work on these. As it’s not remixing as the word is now used but as it was done 30 years ago. Keep the essence of the song, and make it work in a whole different way”.
Like an imaginary Goldfrapp tune extended by Shep Pettibone, or John Jellybean Benitez doing a dub version of a Chromatics’ track, these new versions work well everywhere. Especially in the clubs.
3615 Nuits Blanches – About Last Night (Long & Alternative Versions) available on December 15th via L.O.V.E. Ltd.
3615 Nuits Blanches is Parisian duo Antonine and Arnault. After a handful of singles and covers, they released their «About Last Night» first album on March 2017. The pair has been working together since 2015, recording demos and finalising tracks. Mostly at night. Before that, Antonine released a couple of EPs and covers with H1987 and collaborated with neo-soul Pacific Shore act, amongst others. Arnault also known as Douze, is mostly known for collaborations with Alan Braxe & Kris Menace, while remixing for the likes of Sally Shapiro, Simon Lord (Simian), Robin Thicke, Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) to name a few.