Adriatique have had a prolific run of form over the last few years, which is an understatement. Laying claim to an abundance of internationally celebrated releases on some of the biggest labels in electronic music, the boundary-pushing Swiss producers have managed to carve out their own innovative sonic path since emerging onto the scene back in 2009, and have made a name for themselves as one of the most exciting, in-demand acts in dance music today.
The coveted Swiss duo now makes their eagerly anticipated debut on German imprint Embassy One, as they lay down a grandiose interpretation of WhoMadeWho‘s critically acclaimed album single Silence & Secrets, after an impressive catalog of spellbinding releases on the likes of Diynamic, Afterlife, Wolf & Lamb, Watergate, and their very own Siamese Recordings.
Adriatique’s masterful rework has been road-tested to rapturous reception over the past few months at venues such as Timewarp (NYC), Printworks (London), The Loft (Amsterdam), DC10 (Ibiza), and on home turf at the legendary Nordstern (Basel). Long, meditative, and relentlessly building affairs, the duo consistently challenges the listener with their resplendent sound experiment, teasing the recipient with subtle twists and hypnotic grooves at every turn.
Adriatique’s Silence & Secrets remix in depth.
The epic seven-minute cut, which is out now, sees production partners Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer breathe a pulsating energy into the haunting original, imparting an impressive tapestry of analog instrumentation, driving bass, and dynamic production techniques to WhoMadeWho’s eagerly awaited seventh long-player. Toying with melody, texture, and tonality throughout the remix, Adriatiques’ work honors the duo’s raw emotional quality, cultivating a euphoric sonic palette that captivates from the start. Cavernous atmospheres and swelling tones collide with majestic synth leads and drawn-out breakdowns, transforming this standout piece of vocal dance music into a new and truly inventive light.
We have been exploring opportunities to collaborate with WhoMadeWho since quite some time. This fall, while they were finishing their upcoming album and we were working on remixes, we exchanged some thoughts and Tomas Barfod asked if we would be up to remix their next single ‘Silence & Secrets’. The timing could not have been better, as we were just working in the studio and gave it a listen. Three days later we had a draft ready and were able to test it for the first time during ADE. In general we’re rather easy-going when it comes to deadlines and the swift outcome with this remix is a testimony for how much fun we had. We are happy to finally have worked together, hopefully not for the last time! – Adriatique
The world of WhoMadeWho.
WhoMadeWho have established themselves as one of the definitive underground bands of their generation, renowned for their exceptional grasp of emotional depth, heartrending melody, and inspired songwriting in the years since their inception. The trio of Tomas Hffding, Tomas Barfod, and Jeppe Kjellberg bring consummate professionalism to standout performances all over the world, from Roskilde to Sonar, Melt! to Burning Man, and have released seven albums and a slew of EPs, singles, and remixes on labels such as Kompakt, Innervisions, and Life & Death. Their music is an electrifying combination of sounds, merging a variety of influences to produce a unique sonic fingerprint that is emotive, irresistible, and immensely satisfying, with Barfod’s penchant for electronic music poetically juxtaposed with Hffding and Kjellberg’s respective backgrounds in rock and jazz.