I was walking home from work the other day, I think it was Wednesday, and one of the songs playing randomly on my iPhone was Birkii’s Holy War (Reflex Remix). It made me feel like it was friday for those 5 minutes. I’ve been a fan of REFLEX since they put out Wavering. Especially the JBAG Remix of that tune. I bought it and played it so much I had to stop listening to it.
When I heard their Holy War remix the first thing I thought was: holy crap, this is a summer song with a bassline and personality. It’s safe to say this remix is not formulaic. So, in true Yaqui fashion I dug in more. And this is how I met Ludmilla -one half of REFLEX with André Dalcan- through SoundCloud’s message system. When I asked Ludmila about how this remix came about, this is what she had to say exclusively for EMPT:
“Birkii send us the parts. It’s a promo gift to announce her EP of remixes soon.
We would like to give some happiness with our “REFLEX” project. We’re from south of France, just near from the sea so, our music is made with much of ‘sun’ ! We want to make people happy, we want to share with them our frame of mind.”
I couldn’t have put it in better words. I don’t know if it’s my love for the South of France but I’m in love with REFLEX. Their Wavering EP is on iTunes and that JBAG remix I told you about is so cool -or hot- that it will be featured in the upcoming compilation Kitsuné Soleil on July 2. Other suggested songs by REFLEX are: Fallin and the original Wavering Mix.
As for their style, it’s very interesting that among the genres or categories like synthpop and balearic, REFLEX is trying to coin the term ‘seadisco’ to describe their stuff; meaning “chords that remind you of the sun and the sea.”
So, hit play, start clappin’ them hands and let the weekend begin!