Ed Macfarlane has joined New York producer FaltyDL to create the sun-kissed single ‘She Sleeps’, the second single from FaltyDL’s new album Hardcourage.
The only vocal song on Hardcourage, “She Sleeps” features a brilliant, haunting turn from Ed Macfarlane. Mysterious, tender and reflective, his lyrics weave around the driving, purposeful percussion and a melody that’s singularly exploratory and gentle.
In the past five years the New York producer has won widespread praise for his house flecked take on deconstructed UK Garage, releasing albums on Planet Mu, Ninja Tune, supporting Radiohead and launching his own label Blueberry Records.
The single comes with a remix package that more than does justice to the quality of the original. Holland’s electronic pioneer Martyn has reworked the track into a writhing, muscular dancefloor stomp. Gang Gang Dance turn it into an opus of rich texture and uplifting, melancholic melody. Ital’s remix takes things a touch darker and industrial, warping the melody into something altogether more ominous, while exuberant London boogie-ists 2000Black have worked “She Sleeps” into a deep, hypnotic soulful groove.
‘She Sleeps’ is available to buy now from the Ninja Tunes Store