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Hear Darkstarr’s Elegant Remix of the Rapture’s ‘Children’

The Rapture / Photo by Ruvan Wijesooriya

New York’s DFA label seems to be feeling generous. (Perhaps that’s a positive side effect of the aimlessness that label founder James Murphy is reported to be experiencing, according to a recent New York Times profile by SPIN contributor Zach Baron.) This week, DFA released a limited-edition 12-inch of remixes of the Rapture’s “Children,” and today, they’re giving away the Darkstarr “Diskotek Remix” for free. Darkstarr is the duo of British house veteran Ashley Beedle and Bitches Brew label head Colleen Murphy, and their rework hones in on bass, drums and wide-open space in the fashion of classic disco edits; fleshed out with marimbas and shaded in pastels, it’s got summer written all over it. Pick up the 12-inch to get Beedle’s even more muscular “Heavy Disco Joint,” along with an accompanying CD-R of Rapture remixes.

Just for good measure, DFA is also giving away a free remix of the Rapture’s “In the Grace of Your Love” by Pional, a rising star from Spain who recently appeared on John Talabot’s excellent debut album. Grab the remix here, and pick it up on vinyl, backed with an “In the Grace of Your Love” remix from Poolside, at the DFA webshop.