DescriptionThe latest bomb from the Trunkfunk Records arsenal, March of No Coincidence, comes courtesy of Swedish artist collective Uniforms For The Dedicated. Their multi-faceted multi-media output is a playground of fashion design, film, art and music, with the aim of fostering interplay through shared collections. March of No Coincidence is no exception, providing the inspiration for their brand new single, their latest fashion collection, and the cutting-edge video that unites the two.
Jonas Rathsman of Stuffa and Nils Krogh of Genius Of Time are at the production controls of "March of No Coincidence", in collaboration with Maria Nordström, former lead singer of the Zeigeist. Nordström's brittle vocals are juxtaposed against the pair's woozy smeared synths and dark tones, creating the dramatic tension, dancefloor urgency and melodic fluidity of the bittersweet whole. Uniforms For The Dedicated's production prowess succeeds in the delicate balancing act of darkness and light; tempering the brooding verses with uplifting an chorus that blooms into neon shafts of light and fluorescent melodies.
An impressive international cast of production talent de- and re-constructs "March Of No Coincidence", each with their own idiosyncratic take on the original. House veteran Andre Lodemann adds a quickened pace and whispering percussive elements, keeping the disctinctive original synth melody at the front and centre of his bouncy bass excursion. The first lady of Crosstown Rebels, Deniz Kurtel, brings her signature New York flavour to her remix: she drenches the arrangement in reverb and distortion, and highlights the sparkling keys; Nordström's voice is wrapped in wispy echoes and deep-sea percussion, while the thudding backbeat and isolated high hats signal primal dance urges. Trunkfunk label boss DJ Nibc takes on touches of classic house for his rework. Heavy piano chords and handclap accents, rhythmic 808-breaks and emotive strings are driven by bass, adding a modern twist to the hallmarks of old. Rising Irish talent Mano Le Tough sprinkles disco-infused house dust across the arrangement, opting for airy, shimmering tones and heady looped layers. Dan Curtin's midwestern techno sensibilities filter "March of No Coincidence" through a kaleidoscope of discordant melodies and synth squelches, creating a sleek and sophisticated late-night cut that bridges the gap between house and techno. Last and certainly not least, Mollinex sheds his indie dance persona for a nod to old school sounds, with a rework that leans heavy on analog rhythms and a duet of strings and synths.