Following a roaring tour of the UK and Europe to celebrate the release of his third studio album Fase Luna earlier this year, now LA Priest, aka Sam Eastgate, releases a remix of funked-up love song “It’s You” by legendary French Touch international DJ and producer, Alan Braxe.
Deliciously disco infused with a warm, pulsating bassline, Braxe’s remix of “It’s You” elevates the original into a new league of its own, perfectly complementing Eastgate’s vocals and promising an instant dance-floor rush. On the release, Eastgate comments: “Not since my first track “Engine” in 2007 has a LA Priest release felt this earth-shakingly funked up and sonically unstoppable.”
“Working on LA Priest’s “It’s You” was an absolute pleasure,” Braxe also comments. “It’s a truly moving and beautiful song. Remixing it was intimidating at first but after an immersion into the track playing with both Sam’s vocals and the bass guitar, the Disco side of it popped up in my mind. I hope you’ll like it.”
The remix evolves to this colourful, immersive soundscape. A landscape that builds to this vast depth, layer upon layer of rhythmically alluring attributes and this wealth of hooks. You will be fixated on the movement and the shifting creation.
The original version of “It’s You” was an instant LA Priest classic, with Clash labelling it as “one of LA Priest’s strongest moments” on release. Lyrically based on the story of “a guy who falls in love with a sea mermaid or water spirit and has to choose between life on the land or the ocean”, it was released alongside an unforgettable video directed by Eoin Glaister (Glass Animals, Joji) and starring Juliet Cowan (The Power, PhoneShop) about a woman who falls helplessly in love with a sewage fatberg.
Following his successful UK + European solo tour, LA Priest is currently on a European tour supporting Jungle, aka electronic producers Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland. Tickets on sale now from here.
24th Oct – Le Centquatre, Paris, FR *
25th Oct – Le Centquatre, Paris, FR *
27th Oct – Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, ES *
28th Oct – Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, ES *
5th Nov – Tonhalle, Munich, DE *
8th Nov – Verti Music Hall, Berlin, DE *
13th Nov – Sporthalle, Hamburg, DE *
14th Nov – Palladium Cologne, Cologne, DE *
3rd Dec – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY, USA
5th Dec – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, USA
* = supporting Jungle
Fase Luna is available to buy now on exclusive white vinyl + Fase Luna artwork poster bundles (Dom Mart only), white vinyl (via independent stores), standard black vinyl, CD and digitally. Buy: Dom Mart | Digital.
Gene III, the new drum machine handmade, designed, and carefully calibrated by LA Priest, is also available to pre-order now. The first fully analog, grid-free, polyrhythmic, flexibly quantizable drum machine ever made (that we know of), Gene III is the culmination of nearly 10 years of electronic experiments. Pre-order and find out more here.