Khruangbin Announces ‘Mordechai Remixes’ Album & Shares Quantic’s ‘Pelota (Cut A Rug Mix)’

The trio curated the remix album of their 2020 LP, 'Mordechai.'

By Nate Todd Jun 24, 2021 9:09 am PDT

Khruangbin announced the Mordechai Remixes album, arriving digitally on August 6 followed by a physical release on October 29 via Dead Oceans/Night Time Stories, Ltd. The Texas trio also shared Quantic’s “Pelota (Cut A Rug Mix).”

Curated by Khruangbin — bassist Laura Lee, guitarist Mark Speer and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson — the artists featured on Mordechai Remixes, a reimagining of their 2020 LP Mordechai, have a variety of connections to the band. Khruangbin fans Kadhja Bonet and Ron Trent offered up “Father Bird, Mother Bird (Sunbirds)” and “Shida (Bella’s Suite)” respectively. Ginger Roots and Harvey Sutherland and have toured with the band, with the latter delivering closing track “One To Remember (Forget Me Nots Dub).” Anderson .Paak collaborator Knxwledge previously sampled Khruangbin’s “White Gloves” and reprises his reimagining role with the previously released “Dearest Alfred (MyJoy).”

Furthermore, Laura Lee is a longtime friend of Mang Dynasty’s Bill Brewster. Mang Dynasty contributed “So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Version)” and Brewster wrote the album’s inner gatefold notes. Lee is godmother to one of Felix Dickinson’s kids who offered up “Time (You And I) (Put A Smile On DJ’s Face Mix).” Laura also created inner gatefold illustrations of each remixer.

“We write our music to be interpreted; this is another wonderful interpretation of the music,” Khruangbin said of the album in a statement. “There is something very vulnerable about letting others work on your music. But through the correspondence with the different artists, we gained a bigger connection to the songs themselves.”

As far as Quantic goes, the UK musician also known as Will Holland is friends with Bonobo’s Simon Green, another artist integral in Khruangbin’s origin story. Listen to Quantic’s ‘Pelota (Cut A Rug Mix) below:

Mordechai Remixes Tracklist:

  1. Father Bird, Mother Bird (Sunbirds) – Kadhja Bonet
  2. Connaissais de Face (Tiger?) – Ginger Root
  3. Dearest Alfred (MyJoy) – Knxwledge
  4. First Class (Soul In The Horn Remix) – Natasha Diggs
  5. If There Is No Question (Soul Clap’s Wild, But Not Crazy Mix) – Soul Clap
  6. Pelota (Cut A Rug Mix) – Quantic
  7. Time (You And I) (Put A Smile On DJ’s Face Mix) – Felix Dickinson
  8. Shida (Bella’s Suite) – Ron Trent
  9. So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Version) – Mang Dynasty
  10. One To Remember (Forget Me Nots Dub) – Harvey Sutherland
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