Barbarossa – Turbine (DEADBEAR Remix) (single) (Memphis Industries)


DEADBEAR is the moniker for new Manchester electronica producer Nick Donovan, who has just remixed the song “Turbine” by Memphis Industries artist, Barbarossa.

First check out the Barbarossa original, then check out the remix below.

Taking the listener on a sublime sonic journey, Deadbear totally reworks the tune, in fact completely obscuring the original in the process. Talk about taking a tune and making it your own, Deadbear’s use of organ and vocal loops give the song an R&B flavour while its electronica production shows hints of Flume.

Warm and atmospheric, its sparing instrumentation takes a sudden twist at the 2:30 mark where the velocity and intensity increase and the track becomes awash with synths and a deep rumbling bass. A brilliant and creative remix.

Deadbear’s debut EP, ‘Wabi-Sabi’ (artwork above), will be released this summer featuring collaborations with Alex Hewett of Egyptian Hip Hop and Art is Hard/Sewage Tapes artist, /please/.

Listen to the remix below:

Watch the original version below: