Future-disco producer Autokira has produced a sterling remix of Panaviscope’s ‘Kiss Yourself To Death’ via How Bad Pretty Bad Records, released on 27 February. Autokira has seen significant support from popular Youtube channels such as New Retro Wave, The Prime Thanatos, and Funky Panda, and has racked up over 100k streams across platforms.
‘Kiss Yourself To Death’ has received support from edgy fashion meets music publication WONDERLAND Magazine and was the most played track on Swiss National radio station Couleur3 during Spring 2019. Panaviscope has previously worked alongside The Strokes’ producer Gordon Raphael and received radio play from some of Switzerland’s biggest radio stations, Couleur 3, RTS, Rete Tre and GRRIF. A newcomer to the scene, he has already racked up nearly 40 thousand streams on digital platforms.
Hailing from the beautiful isle of Ireland, Autokira blends retro and nostalgic sounds with modern production and writing sensibilities, using vintage synthesizers and tape machines as tools to create productions that are a mix of electronica, 80’s synth-pop, synthwave nu-disco and future-disco. Panaviscope is the project of Alex Duloz, musician and visual artist – where he has acted as the sole sonic architect to compose, play all the instruments, sing, and design aesthetics that make up this alluring mosaic.
Inspired by the likes of Pink Floyd and Air, Panaviscope’s sonic universe embodies the big band and falsetto vocal stylings of Supertramp, Tame Impala, Beach House and Everything Everything, – an aerial pop, with a powerful rhythm section, progressive 70’s space rock guitars, surrealist themes, and effective synths. Autokira brings the song in closer comparison to Daft Punk meeting Todd Terje with Lindstrøm thrown into the mix.
‘Kiss Yourself to Death (Autokira Remix)’ takes the original electro-pop elements of the track and introduces powerful neoretro elements to it. Embracing the synthesizer wholeheartedly, retro wave meeting aspects of deep house lends themselves throughout, allowing the beat to climb and fall gracefully. With a steady bass intersecting with spacey synths, the resulting cascading sound will leave the listener ready to enter any future-disco dancefloor.
Speaking of the track Autokira says: “Working on this remix was a fun experience, taking the unique vocals and reworking the slower tempo original into a faster-paced electronic track was an interesting challenge. Thankful to have been given the opportunity to remix this already great song! “
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