Ninajirachi delivers a stripped down remix of Flight Facilities’ ‘Arty Boy’
Sydney producers Flight Facilities have just dropped a new bunch of remixes for their track ‘Arty Boy’ featuring Emma Louise – their first new track since their monumental debut album, Down To Earth. Included in the remix pack is a stunning remix by 17-year-old producer Ninajirachi.
Hailing from the Central Coast, Ninajirachi was a finalist in last year’s Triple J’s Unearthed High, and has since enjoyed immense success with tracks like ‘Pure Luck’ featuring Freya Staer and a remix of ‘Waste Time’ by Kilter.
Where the original track had a thick palette of retro synths, multi-tracked vocals and sampled percussion, Ninajirachi‘s remix distils these elements into a much more modern, almost PC-Music inspired style. A simple arpeggio synth line patters alongside a kick and clap rhythm, giving Emma Louise’s gorgeous multi-tracked vocals much more room to move. The chorus raises the stakes, with short, staccato synths plucking out the chord progression while the vocals harmonise the ear-worm hook with each other.
It’s a curious remix in that it perfects what made the original Flight Facilities track great; a catchy-as-hell chorus and chord progression. It changes the overall tone from a nostalgic teenage jam to a more solipsistic sound – still upbeat but a lot more raw. The remix flexes Ninajirachi‘s impressive production muscles while still retaining the core of the original track. It’s a testament to the sheer talent this young producer has, and a sign of great things ahead.
Having just wrapped up a national tour on the Listen Out lineup, Ninajirachi is set to continue her massive 2017 run with a set at the upcoming The Plot festival in Parramatta on November 18th. She’s played all over the country this year, but something tells us she’s really only just getting started.
WORDS BY MAX LEWIS