To take on the task of remixing a revered bit of work like 2007′s ‘Shell Of Light’ is nothing short of ambitious – and brave for that matter. The reputation of Burial’s work precedes it; the cultural status of the record has rendered it archetypal Dubstep as well as a precursor for the “post-Dubstep” movement in equal measures.
To improve upon a track like this is no mean feat, but Shlohmo is actually pretty restrained in his approach. Slowing it down to almost half speed, he basically just spreads the sounds out, allowing them to breathe. The haunting vocals are subdued slightly, but the beautiful ethereal quality is left intact; a must for this track.
Download: Burial – Shell of Light (Shlohmo Remix)