In June, Maceo Plex veered away from the progressive and techno style which has defined his career with the release of Solar. Favoring narrative-driven, rock-inspired electronica to pounding club kicks, Erik Estornel’s sophomore album marked a significant artistic evolution and acted as the launchpad for his new Lone Romantic imprint.
For his first release since the LP, the artist has gifted his following with a beloved cut that celebrates both his left-field and club-leaning inspirations. Maceo Plex’s revision of The Smiths’ iconic “How Soon is Now” has long been a favorite in his DJ sets ― one which most fans had accepted would never see the light of day with an actual release.
Now, Estornel’s hectically soothing take on the ’80s hit is not only available, but has been published for free download. Featuring a stunning modulation of Morissey’s vocals alongside an energetic rhythmic reformatting of the original guitar riff, it’s scintillating to think that this already legendary edit has reset the clock on its extensive club half-life.