Ten years on, Len Faki has announced that he will release a remix EP for his 2007 hit My Black Sheep on Figure Records.
Originally released as a B-side in 2007 on Figure’s then-sublabel Podium, Len Faki’s My Black Sheep became one of those rare tracks that unpredictably take on a life of their own. A staple underground hit, it not only came to define the sound of Len Faki at the time, but also became equally synonymous with the scene in Berlin.
Deetron first takes listeners on an extended trip amongst rattling drums, and a mantra-like use of a vocal drawing you further into his encapsulating atmosphere. From there, Jimmy Edgar’s marimba arps build on this encompassing environment, while Truncate forcefully slaps us back on track with strict rhythms and percussion.
On the deeper flip side, Cleric lays down a refreshingly distorted barrage of broken beats amidst apocalyptic epic choirs and acid rains. Up next, Matrixxman emerges from the haunted shelters beneath Cleric’s destruction and weaves his subtle and dubbed out Isolation Mix.
Finally, added on as a digital-only bonus is Cleric’s no-nonsense Y remix. Hard hitting metallic stabs make for a powerful dancefloor weapon where the British native takes no prisoners.
While My Black Sheep already spawned a series of high-profile re-interpretations in the mid-2000s due to its huge cultural impact, this diverse remix package offering successfully places the original within the present context.
My Black Sheep Remixes is due for release on October 2nd this year via Figure Records in both physical and digital formats. Listen back to Len Faki’s original mix below via the Soundcloud player.