Thomaas Banks goes dark on George Maple remix
Does GEORGE MAPLE need much introduction? A solo tour across Australia, supermodel Jordan Barret starring in her ‘Lover’ video, and her collaboration with Goldlink hitting over 1.5 million plays on Spotify. She’s on everyone’s radar and for good reason: she churns out hit after hit.
THOMASS BANKS, one half of prolific UK house duo Psychemagik, has taken a turn at ‘Lover’ making it into a pulsating dark techno anthem. Banks says of the remix, “For me the original has a real darkness that I loved so I wanted to take that to the next level.” Next level indeed, as Banks has delivered an industrial and stormy beat that Maple’s vocals soar over. Where the original was a heartfelt cry against a lover, Banks’ remix turns the tune into something powerful and almost accusatory, featuring 80s like drum patterns and a relentless rolling bass. The inclusion of pouring rain, George’s frantic cries and wacky synths creates a dark and whimsical track – it’ll definitely get its fair share of air time yet slide perfectly into any club.
George Maple is absolutely rapt with the remix, saying she will be, “sipping my dirty martini watching 80s films in my silk kimono and dancing around my living room.” Hopefully, she’s realised she just came up with the best idea for the video. With the track, Maple released a simple visual of her torso in what looks like a vinyl dress with a leather belt, rotating as if on a cake plate. George Maple has always been an aesthetic queen and a remix is no place to stop.
George Maple will next appear in the freshest boutique festival FOMO, travelling Australia in January and is hard at work on her debut album. Expect big things from her in 2017.
2017 FOMO FESTIVAL DATES:
Friday 6 January | Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide
Saturday 7 January | Riverstage, Brisbane
Sunday 8 January |The Crescent, Parramatta Park, Sydney
Words by Lloyd Crackett