The first single from the upcoming Vehlinggo Presents: Memoryy – Not Over You (The Remixes) release is here. Listen to Drinker’s haunting and hypnotic, contemplative dance music interpretation of Memoryy’s catchy original synth-pop cut for this six-song collection. It’s easy to hear remnants of The Eyes of My Mother score on the remix — read on to learn why.
Vehlinggo readers will be familiar with both Memoryy and Drinker. Memoryy (AKA Shaun Hettinger) wrote the theme song for Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show and premiered his latest album, Skeletons, on this site. (“Not Over You” was originally on that album.) Drinker (Ariel Loh and Aaron Mendelsohn) have shown up in a few different ways. I interviewed them both last year and again interviewed Loh for the story behind his score for The Eyes of My Mother, which Waxwork released in exquisite vinyl form earlier this year.
The Vehlinggo Presents release features the original “Not Over You” song in a new single mix plus five rather different interpretations of the song curated by Vehlinggo. Remixers Drinker, synthwave maestro Highway Superstar, synth-pop gems LGHTNNG, freestyle vibin’ Von Hertzog, and Italo-infused Acidulé (AKA Tommy ’86, a frequent remixer for Sally Shapiro) all take the original and create entirely the new and exciting versions you’d expect from them. The EP releases on June 15.
Listeners of The Vehlinggo Podcast on The Damn Fine Network were already aware of all of this information, though. The most recent episode features Highway Superstar’s St. Lucia-invoking remix and marked the first official announcement of the EP.
The music video premiere is at the renowned Albuquerque Film And Music Experience on June 7, followed by a live performance of Memoryy playing with a supergroup of Steve Ferrone (drummer, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, and Duran Duran), Dez Dickerson (guitarist, Prince & The Revolution), Micki Free (guitarist, Shalamar and Santana), David Santos (bassist, Elton John and Billy Joel), and more!