David Sylvester ft. Saturn Rising - "Young Forever" Remixes
“Young Forever,” by San Francisco performance artist Saturn Rising and Portland-based producer David Sylvester, gets the remix treatment and a brand new music video directed by Ajapopfilms.
There are seven new remixes by producers Eddie Gessford, vainhein, Cid & Fancy, Vincent Parker, Normaling, ONE55, and Lady Fingers. The release also includes remastered versions of the Original Mix and Single Edit. Get the music on iTunes and other digital music stores.
The Story Begins
Saturn Rising and original producer David Sylvester got on each other’s radars when both were featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s 2014 Hot Pink List. They met up in early 2015 to play music in David’s bedroom studio and see what happened.
“I had a melody idea and David had a beat that matched it. Already. It was meant to be,” said Saturn. “I was thinking about taking chances with boys and being vulnerable, and the lyrics just came out.”
“We spent countless hours perfecting the original; we flew to LA and recorded the final vocals in a professional studio,” said David. “We are so proud of the original mix, but it felt like just one chapter of a much bigger story. That’s why as soon as the original was released, we were already planning to expand it.”
For the new, full-length video, Saturn and director Ajapop wanted to tell a story on a more cinematic scale. The result is a stylized documentary of Saturn’s life, as outsiders imagine it. “Aja and I are friends,” said Saturn, “so she caught my vibe perfectly. And that vibe needed a soundtrack darker than the original mix of “Young Forever,” so we used the remix by Vincent Parker to score it.”
Eddie Gessford combines future-vogue brawn with dub’s half-time beauty in his throbbing reinterpretation. Multimedia performance artist vainhein unleashes an industrial assault, adding teeth to the tenderness of the original. Seattle-based duo Cid & Fancy (aka Futurewife and Rob Hanlon) fake you out with a delicate 2-step tease that builds into a pummelling bass-heavy climax. The industrial broken beats and moody atmospherics of Vincent Parker’s reconstruction, while leaving the original’s vocal structure intact, create an entirely new emotional experience. Baltimore club duo Normaling (aka Lemz & .rar Kelly) pull no punches, delivering a fierce vogue treatment ready to slay the floor. ONE55 gives the track the club treatment with a stripped-down arrangement and a heavy bass line. The deep house version by North Carolina-based producer Lady Fingers reconstitutes the sounds of the original into a spacey dance floor meditation. The release closes with remastered versions of the Original Mix and the radio-friendly Single Edit.