29.10.21

DENIAL (BEARCAT REMIX) by Divide and Dissolve





Divide and Dissolve release DENIAL (BEARCAT REMIX), the final instalment of the Gas Lit Remix EP which just came out on Invada. Gas Lit Remix EP also features the previously unveiled remixes from Chelsea Wolfe and Moor Mother.

For this new version, DJ, producer and self-described “dancefloor therapist,” BEARCAT edited the original stems of the song, and created the rest with kits from native instruments.

On the collaboration BEARCAT says: “The sax really screamed to me, really obsessed with how Takaiya can make an instrument sound like a vocal and other instruments. The title had a big part in my choice too, denial plays a huge part in the functionality of white supremacy. I also think we are all in denial to some degree functioning under capitalism with any consciousness you’d kind of have to have to get through the days.

“D//D unapologetically asks that you destroy white supremacy. For me these days it's not enough to just “not be racist”. In my eyes if you’re a white person you have to actively be undoing the work and that means being anti racist and being vocal about it too. I'm drawn to that level of fearlessness because there are a lot of consequences when it comes to doing anti racist work, especially in the music industry. There is a lot to be said about the strength their sound gives me. It is something I would compare to an adrenaline rush. There is such a rich and luxurious quality to the sound that's also has the ability to pluck away at my heart strings and gut. There is really not much more I could ask for from a band.”

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Divide and Dissolve
Artwork by Ryan Mowry.

 

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