Enigmatic wave musician Juche has remixed Tee Dee Dees’ single ‘War’, released on the 3rd of December via Alaska Music. Juche occupies his own lane in the Wave scene with a recent guest mix for BBC Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale to start things off. The producer has previously collaborated with well-known artist, Skeler as well as remixed Saint Mars’ ‘Ocean Blues’ hit. Further support has come from YouTube tastemakers such as FOMH, Trap Nation and the_accidental_poet to name a few, contributing to his playcount of over 8 million across platforms. Juche is from Spain and is currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Born and based in Tel-Aviv, Ori Mark spent some time living in Boston before he would go on to follow his passion for the written word, becoming editor in chief at Haaretz Magazine. Tee Dee Dees is the solo project of Ori Mark, although he enlisted Tomer Z (of the UK-Israeli band Blackfield) for drums on the album. The musician has received support from CLASH Magazine and CLOUT Magazine amongst others. Tee Dee Dees is currently working with producer Ben Shopen on his upcoming album, 1^2=1 which is scheduled for release in 2022.
While creating his own light sound, Tee Dee Dees is inspired by the upbeat stylings of Django Django and MGMT. Juche’s remix of ‘War’, however, leads us into the world of Øfdream, CHVRN, barnacle boi and some aspects of Lorn.
What happens when you take synth-pop and infuse it with a cyberpunk attitude? After hearing Juche’s mix for ‘War’, the answer can’t be anything less than magic. A touch of diva and drama meets the rolling waves of the undisturbed synth world within the remix, as retroelements provide balance to the experience.
Speaking of the creation of the remix, Juche tells us: “When I listened to the original song for the very first time, I was convinced that (Tee Dee Dees’) voice was very versatile. I could have made a different sound, but I thought that making some kind of ”Pop” music and ”Wave” would be super appropriate. I tried a similar approach, mixing past & contemporary sounds, adding that Juche dreamy and nostalgic touch.”
[‘War’ is a] “Dappled synth-pop with an emotional feel” – CLASH Magazine
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