PVA taps Mura Masa and Lynks for new ‘Talks’ remixes
With growing anticipation for the release of their debut EP Toner, the elusive and enigmatic London trio PVA have released two remixes of their latest single ‘Talks’ that both embellish and emulsify their unique genre with an infusion of other-worldly sounds. Tapping none other than Grammy-winning producer Mura Masa and South London producer/artist Lynks to get the job done, PVA are creating hype for more music to come as they share these two highly-hypnotic reworks.
With the original version of ‘Talks’ bringing a touch of groove to the band’s mutated genre of 80s synth-pop, disco-house, post-punk, rock, dance and electronica, the band lay the groundwork for some wildly enthralling remixing of their track. The trio definitely provides a unique listen in each of their songs, with the ‘Talks’ remixes taking their sound and flipping it on its head. Unleashing carefully curated mayhem on this new track, Mura Masa and Lynks both act uninhibited with the sounds they have created.
Mura Masa is a genius at harnessing the obscurities in electronic music to create beguiling sounds that pack a punch in a harmonious and anthemic way. His remix of ‘Talks’ centres around grimy synths, propulsive drums, and airy electronic notes that all carry spacious tendencies. As thrashing percussive elements, echoing vocals, and electro-beats reverberate throughout, the track becomes a very industrial and hyper-electronic reworking, with the producer playing with the genres of techno and grunge.
Talking about his collaboration and remix of the track Mura Masa said, “I’m a really big fan of PVA since hearing Divine Intervention, so when they very kindly let me hear their new music I jumped at the chance to put my own twist on Talks. I think they’ve got a very refreshing take on a very classic sound so I tried to do a similar thing with my remix.”
Up next, Lynks brings forth something completely different with ethereal electronica and swirling synths dominating the track. Creating a sense of hypnosis, the beats, electronic distortions, and repetitive vocals give this song a trance-like feel and a touch of ominosity. A sense of mystery emanates from the mixture of strong sonic elements making for a very interesting listen. Bringing a transportive touch, Lynks has the ability to place listeners in the midst of a smokey dim-lit club with the music taking you to new heights.
The producer has also made a dance oriented visualiser to go with his new remix. Talking about the remix and visualiser Lynks said, “With this remix I was going for like, Britney-concert-in-outer-space-on-DMT vibes. I tried to create this weird contrast between a mega-poppy, catchy, hard chorus and these ethereal, icy, super minimalist verses. And then for the visualiser, I was going for the intro of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Frankenstein’, except instead of learning how to walk he’s learning how to dance. Bloody loved making both and can’t wait for people to hear my chaotic take on this amazing tune.”
Starting their careers in 2018 in the aftermath of a house party and taking the music scene head-on with their new wave of dance-rock music, there is definitely more exciting stuff to come out of London trio PVA and we can’t wait for more euphoric and all-embracing music from this experimental and incredibly captivating band.
Words by CLAUDIA FALLON
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