Flume’s original spin of this track is impeccable. It’s sexual without being over-right and in your face. It brings you in and softly coddles you into a trance of chopped vocals, soaring synths, and chimes. I’ve been listening to “Sleepless” since late December and into the new year. His sound is fresh and oddly ageless. I had a feeling some remixes were going to creep up over time, but I was not prepared for sir Charles Murdoch.
While Murdoch’s remix remains in the same sonic vein as Flume, he’s gone and flipped the sound upside down and shaken it into a hazy hypnotic mating call of sorts. Listening to the two back to back, Murdoch’s version feels like Flume’s uninhibited and spunkier sister. Perhaps it’s the moments at 2:10 where the beat slinks out and switches rhythms up; gets the sound spinning while this clicking noise rises and falls in the background all with the intent on screwing up our senses and forcing us to sink into the sound. This is certainly a track that gets into your bones and melts into your body. I suggest cross-fading the original into this one; it’s a wild ride of sonic color with good taste. Your ears will thank you as your body relaxes and you sync up with the sound.
There comes a time during the weekend where solitude is necessary. You need you time. Here it is. Click play.