Forever Kid are back at it again, and with each release they step it up a notch and continue to hit the mark. Every new remix is a fresh blast of cold air to the face, boldly doing whatever they want to classics that most up and comers wouldn’t dare touch, and that’s really the idea here. This remix is no exception, an artful splash of their tuned up aesthetic perfectly courting the familiar sonic stage; here’s its their signature “dream come true” overflow of retro snyths on top of Ce Ce’s powerhouse pipes. Always over the top in just the right dose, I find myself hitting the loop for a listen or ten on whatever I find in my inbox from them.
Also, got more info this week on the creation of the Forever Kid helmet and their ongoing collaboration with street legend Annie Preece on the design, to finally be built by the mau5head-maker himself.
You’ll see Annie’s murals in the background of the album art above, I love when collaborations come together like this. A bygone-technology aesthetic came together naturally by a shared appreciated vision for human interaction over technology, and a longing nostalgia for all of our earliest days.
In Forever Kid’s own words:
“We found this girl named Annie Preece in LA. She is an uber-mega babe — yep, uber-mega — and her super power is making beautiful things appear for people to enjoy. Colorful fun things. Her weapon of choice is the spray can. We also share a passion for unicorns. She paints very nice unicorns that are usually spitting out rainbows. We like face to face communication, and her specialty is faces, and we both think its best to use faces to communicate with each other. So we felt like it was just natural for us to hit our creative heads together, even if it did hurt at first.
We built something cool. Here is something cool.”
With that all in mind, and the helmet designed, who could actually build the thing? Well, who built the mau5head? So that’s exactly what they did, and many hours later, Tommy Built Design Studios delivered in a big way…
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