Cosmetic Ecstasy

Daniel Watts

released March 17, 2020

Clash Lion founder and boss Daniel Watts comes with his second EP on the label (after the much-praised Social Operators from 2018). The title track is an unusual mix of minimal and electro tints with psychedelic keyboards and TB-303s, cooked and served with mysterious vocals and philosophical lyrics. A lot of analog and old textures were used to make the track sound the way it does – modular synths, old distortion pedals, Tascam multitracks and Atari computers were part of the process.

The first remix is by Terr. After releasing some killer music on labels like Phantasy, Permanent Vacation and Correspondant, she comes back to her own label to deliver an irresistible indie-dance anthem, mixing disco beats with acid lines and using vocals and keyboards from the original track, creating a ready-for-the-dancefloors version.

Closing the EP we have the multi-talented Man Power, boss of the ‘Me Me Me’ label, skilled DJ and producer of gems in labels like DFA, Life and Death and Permanent Vacation. His excellent remix takes the experiment to a step further – it begins in an almost ambient way but soon starts growing slowly with a constant crescendo of elements and layers to reach a unique and captivating climax, defying any gender boundaries.