Kalipo’s remix for shi offline – „The inspiration was to translate typical elements of electronic music from the 00s into the here and now“


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In a way, shi offline’s track „God is a Witch“ is the title track of their debut album „Golaya“, which was released in late 2020. Over a threatening electro- pop carpet Alisa repeats evokingly in the chorus „Я голая, голая“, I am naked. This makes sense, of course, because Alisa lets us in inside – deep into her innermost being. The central themes jump back and forth between femininity, vulnerability, separation, love, affection and the human abyss. In the video we see the singer in the bathtub, dressed in a chain mail. There is no better way to portray the close-distance conflicts of our generation.

For the release shi offline asked their friends from Russia and Germany for remixes. Today they announce the EP with the intense Drum & Bass remix of Brazed. The siren-y slow vocals of Alisa contradict and complement the hard and fast sound of the duo in a hypnotizing way. The accompanying video was filmed during a streaming concert at the Wilhelmsburg energy bunker of Brøkebutlive in Hamburg. Further remixes lead us from hard techno by Heerhorst, over playful indie dance by Kalipo, U96 Online and A+K to electronica (Bahrenfeld, Applay, Scimia), downtempo (Ulliversal), trance (Europe) and breaks (Stillin) to dub (Emphiss).

We talked with Kalipo about his remix.

trndmsk: What inspired you to make the remix?

Kalipo: Last year shi offline played support on our Frittenbude tour. They are wonderful people, and the idea came up straight away, that it might be cool to make music together. When our joint label Audiolith asked if I wanted to do a remix, one thing led to another. The inspiration was to translate typical elements of electronic music from the 00s into the here and now.