WhoMadeWho enlist Patrice Bäumel to remix ‘Never Alone’

WhoMadeWho‘s past twelve months have been nothing short of a whirlwind. Reflecting on one the most prolific years in their esteemed history – a year which has seen them drop their critically acclaimed studio album UUUU and wrap their most intensive world tour to date – the globally sought-after Danish live act now looks to conclude 2022 in style, as they commission Patrice Bäumel to deliver one of the biggest remixes of the year.

Being familiar with one another after the release of their first joint project, Nefertari on Cercle Records in 2021, the WhoMadeWho-Bäumel pairing is, to put it mildly, tried and true. With Bäumel now on official remix duties, this latest record sees the world-renowned Dutch producer breathe vibrant club energy into one of the standout singles from WhoMadeWho’s latest album, as he reimagines the inimitable Never Alone.

As expected, Bäumel’s remix starts off as a masterclass. The Dutchman crafts a spine-tingling house track that delivers from the first kickdrum by manipulating Tomas Hoffding’s reserved vocals throughout the latter half of the nine-minute cut. His heady amalgam of rhythmic drum patterns and textured synths is utterly compelling. Propelled by deep basslines and dynamic synth lines, Patrice’s remix brings the whimsical original to the depths of the dancefloor, as he adds to his expansive catalogue with yet another majestic, peak-time masterpiece.

We were imagining a phrase and a melody that would – in an ultimate way – connect us to the crowd at our shows. A slogan that would make the crowd feel awesome about themselves, their friends, and the whole situation. We were walking home from a studio session over a local bridge called Dybbølsbro when the entire thing just came to Høffding all at once. He ran home and made a raw demo that evolved into the version you know from the album. But honestly, it only ever really took off when we got this amazing remix from Patrice Bäumel. He made the song fly, and it’s now one of the highlights of our shows! – WhoMadeWho

About WhoMadeWho

WhoMadeWho, known for their exceptional command of emotional depth, heartbreaking melody, and creative songwriting, have made a name for themselves as one of the most important underground bands of their generation in the years since their formation.

The group, comprised of Tomas Høffding, Tomas Barfod and Jeppe Kjellberg, inject consummate professionalism into standout performances all over the globe, from Roskilde to Sonar, Melt! to Burning Man, and have produced seven albums and a plethora of EPs, singles and remixes on labels like Kompakt, Innervisions and Life & Death amongst others. Their music is an electrifying fusion of sounds, fusing a variety of influences to produce a unique sonic fingerprint that is emotive, irresistible, and immensely satisfying. Barfod’s preference for electronic music is poetically juxtaposed with Hffding and Kjellberg’s backgrounds in rock and jazz, respectively.

Embassy One has released WhoMadeWho – Never Alone (Patrice Bäumel Remix).