4.03.2012

NEW JOKERS OF THE SCENE / Blank Capsule



There's nothing better than waking up to find a new Jokers of the Scene remix or original has been released. Today it was both. First the remix - Toronto's Sandro Perri teamed up with JOTS to remix Futureactive Kid Part 1 from his album Impossible Spaces. Here's what JOTS Linus Booth had to say in a Now Toronto interview-

How did you end up hooking up with Sandro to do this remix?

I've known Sandro for probably about 10 years now, stemming from an initial bonding over our mutual love of Arthur Russell and Basic Channel records. Even though our musical careers have followed two different paths it was great to get reacquainted with both him and his music after moving to Toronto. Then we found out that he had some remixes in the works already from other mutual friends so we basically asked for the chance to remix something ourselves and he graciously gave us the parts.

Did you take a different approach to this than you would when remixing a dance song?

Very much so. We knew making a dance remix made no sense with his work and as we've been experimenting more and broadening our own sound palette, his song provided the perfect opportunity for us to work on something slower and moodier while still maintaing his perfect pop song.


Sandro Perri "Futureactive Kid Part 1 (Jokers of the Scene remix)" by Jokers of the Scene

Finally, JOTS have teamed with fellow Canadian VitaminsForYou with their new live act project Blank Capsule. They are definitely expanding beyond dance music into an almost goth industrial sound. They've just released a single (which includes 3 tracks) on bandcamp. Have a listen -



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