Released on Eskimo Recordings at the start of the year, ‘Every Turn’ by Horixon (Monarchy’s Andrew Armstrong and Joseph Ashworth) and Norwegian singer Else Born (aka Philco Fiction’s Turid Alida Solberg) was a perfect moment of heartfelt, leftfield pop.
Horixon’s Joseph Ashworth clearly had unfinished business with the track though. Whilst the original put Turid centre-stage Joseph has now re-tooled it into two more club friendly versions, good news for anyone familiar with his acclaimed solo releases on labels such as NeedWant, Life and Death, AnjunaDeep, Jonas Rathsman’s Elements label and Catz n Dogz’ Pets imprint.
For his first remix Joseph strips the track back to shuffling percussion and a liquid bass-line, allowing jazzy keys to dance across the track as snippets of Turid’s vocals punctuate the track, the result a beautiful deep house track that sits somewhere between Havana and Detroit. Finally Joseph turns in his ‘Night Vision’, a skeletal interpretation of the track, a driving rhythm section overlaid with staccato synth stabs, increasingly wild sound effects and again traces of Turid’s heavily modified vocals pinging around like a ghost trapped in the machine.