Crosstown Rebels | 25.11.2016
Closely following the release of her critically acclaimed album ‘Valor’, trained musician Dinky releases the second single from the album on Crosstown Rebels. The stunning ‘Slowly’ also gets the remix treatment from fellow Panorama Bar favourites and Berliners Matthew Styles and Radio Slave.
Dinky’s ‘Valor’ as a body of work tells a deeply personal narrative, made during a period where her life was in danger during a troubled pregnancy. Recognised by Mixmag as “the most accomplished – and definitely the most personal’ of her six albums to date, where “the resultant project turned out to be a passionate and beautiful work”.
‘Slowly’, like most of the tracks on the album is centered around Dinky’s illustrious vocals. Resident Advisor said of the vocals “[I can see that I’m losing you slowly] is as poignant as the song’s fragile piano”. Dinky explains ‘Slowly’ is the most special song on the album to her, “it represents in its pure essence where melancholy and freedom meet. The song was written in a difficult moment where I had to let go of a lot of fears and just accept. It’s a song about detachment where losing can be a gain.”
Matthew Styles is a highly respected DJ and producer who as the first label manager of Crosstown Rebels has since made his way as a producer in his own right releasing on the likes of Ostgut Ton and his own Running Back that he runs with Gerd Janson. His remix takes the song to euphoric heights with it’s infectious bassline and impressive disposition. Dinky reveals that “Matthew knew the song and its meaning so well that he captured its spirit perfectly.”
Matt Edwards aka Radio Slave is also back on the label since his highly celebrated remix of Aphrohead last year. Owner of Rekids, Matt recently released ‘Vision’, which celebrated ten years of the label. Here for his first remix he delivers a pulsating beast, intricate in its ethereal chords and vocals. For his second remix he conjures a stripped down, minimalistic version with broken percussion and fervid synths for a beautiful and compelling effect.
- Dinky - Slowly
- Dinky - Slowly (Matthew Styles Remix)
- Dinky - Slowly (Radio Slave Remix Version 1)
- Dinky - Slowly (Radio Slave Remix Version 2)