Premiere: Mako’s ‘Fable’ remix LP is sonically diverse yet stunningly cohesive [Stream]
Mako‘s signed and sealed revitalized edition of Fable has landed. The Juilliard graduate’s deep-rooted musicianship radiates through a spectrum of supplemental soundscapes on his highly anticipated Fable remix LP. The full-length project arrives on the heels of Rat City‘s future bass rewiring of “Ocelot,” the eighth track from the album, issued in December of 2020.
Berlin-based electronica specialist Jan Blomqvist leads the lineup of gifted interpreters with his dominating “Rollercoaster” remix. The spacious four-on-the-floor derivation sets up an anthemic atmosphere that pervades the entire project. Blomqvist explained,
“When I received the remix request from Mako, I was blown away by the pitched vocal in his original mix! I wanted to work with this vocal technique which I had never used before for my own tracks. I immediately had the idea to re record the piano from my own studio, and along with a nice 808 kick drum on top I thought that this could be a really great intro to the remix. This all worked really well from the beginning of me working on the project so I was immediately onboard.“
Each featured producer delivers a unique yet complementary revision of their assigned Fable tune. Whereas Helion wields an infectious Tchami-esque bass drop on his “Again” rework, Elephante brandishes euphoric poly-synths on a reimagined “Chameleon.” Toggling between future house and future bass impressions, Fable: The Remixes yields a breath of fresh air with each consecutive track. Qrion, one of Dancing Astronaut‘s Artists to Watch in 2021, closes out the LP with a dark, progressive take on “Peregrine.” She told DA of the rework,
“I had a lot of fun with this remix! I was able to turn it down to a housey BPM. There are a lot of beautiful elements from the original like the strings and piano that I wanted to keep in it. I’m happy that I was able to bring them up but with some dark atmosphere.”
The Ultra Music talent has successfully sustained the legacy of his sophomore album with the help of wildly inventive minds. The reimagined production styles on the remix package shed a remarkable new light on Mako’s organic artistry, affirmed in the original work. Mako discussed the undertaking with DA, stating,
“I was so damn lucky to gather a remix package for Fable, from some regular faces and a few new ones. Since the original album was so deliberately left-leaning, I really wanted to seek out a remix project that reached after my roots in EDM. There are so many talented producers in that space and I was dying to hear what they’d do to these new vocals that were written in such varying genres.”
Though Mako’s innovative remix package won’t formally release until April 9, Fable: The Remixes can be streamed in full one day early, only on Dancing Astronaut.