Soulwax celebrates Nite Versions 15th anniversary with reissue

Soulwax’s fourth album, Nite Versions, is getting a reissue this week.

The LP was originally released in 2005 via PIAS, and comprises remixes of the Belgian duo’s 2004 album, Any Minute Now. The new record will come with an additional rework of the ninth cut, “NY Lipps,” which was produced this year for Dries Van Noten Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 show.

Marking the 15th-anniversary of the album’s release, the reissue is set to land on PIAS again this Friday, November 27th.

“This album was our attempt at showing that even though we were seen as a revelation in dance music, we were rock kids playing in a rock band. For a few of the singles we released off that album, we had asked other people to remix our tracks, but even though we liked them, we realised we wouldn’t play them in our own DJ sets,” Soulwax says.

“So, we decided to remix ourselves. Even though the name Nite Versions is a nod to the Night Versions remixes of the first Duran Duran singles which broke them in the US, conceptually our biggest influence was an album from 1982 called Love and Dancing by The League Unlimited Orchestra, which was essentially the hit album Dare by The Human League remixed by them and their producer in such a simple way that to this day still sounds more interesting than the original to us.”

Soulwax is a Belgian band consisting of brothers Steven and David Dewaele, who also work under the alias 2manydjs. Earlier this year, the duo released a tribute album to the EMS Synthi 100.

Listen to “NY Lipps (Dries Van Noten 2020 Rework)”.

01. Teachers

02. Miserable Girl

03. E Talking

04. Accident and Compliments

05. Compute

06. Slowdance

07. I love Techno

08. Krack

09. NY Lipps (Kawazaki DUB)

10. Another Excuse (DFA Remix)

11. NY Lipps (Dries Van Noten 2020 Rework)

PIAS will release Night Versions on November 27th, 2020.