This time around, we see Øostil honoring his Argentine heritage by teaming up with Rêverie and Paula OS, both of whom are natives of the South American hub, and celebrating his heritage together.
I am on the road all the time these days and I keep hearing all this amazing music, which is exactly how ‘Missing Robot was conceived. It’s no secret Argentina has a vibrant scene (not that I’m biased!), loaded with talent, but the Rêverie guys really impressed me, which is why I wanted to work together. It’s fun to collaborate with emerging talent; in my experience it leads to extremely exciting music.
We produced it by kicking the digital football back and forth so I could work on it in amongst my touring, but then – once completed – weren’t sure what to do with it! It turned out to be an emotive slice of electronica with a real sense of melancholy, the perfect prop for Paula’s beautiful vocal. But it isn’t what you’d call a “peak time” record by any stretch of the imagination, even though it does have sunset and sunrise written all over it! – Antü, the man behind the Øostil alter-ego
After considerable pleading and arm-twisting on the part of Renaissance, who fell in love with “Missing Robot,” the team ultimately agreed to release it as a single, and immediately after that, the search began for a remixer.
We all knew we had to get this right. We didn’t want to hand the track to just anyone. It had to be an artist who could convert it to 4/4 and drive toward peak time – no easy task! – Antü.
Step forward Rodriguez Jr., who is making his return to Renaissance after delivering an outstanding live performance at Zamna’s April Edition and having his remix of Argy’s “Power Of Detachment” released on the label. In a manner somewhat similar to that reinterpretation, he brings summer to the dancefloor. His song ‘Missing Robot’ leaps, elevating Paula’s vocal to even higher, goosebump-inducing levels.
I’ve been closely following Øostil for the past five years as he’s been putting out a constant flow of flawless productions. He’s one of the most promising music producers of his generation. So, I was extremely excited to take on Missing Robot, which he produced with Rêverie and Paula OS, and accepted the challenging mission to turn it to a 4/4. The original is such a beautiful piece of art. My intention was to focus on original vocals and chords and emphasize the core emotion as much as possible. – Rodriguez Jr.