Beloved French touch producers Braxe + Falcon have released a new remix of Phoenix’s Alpha Zulu song “Winter Solstice.” Find the new song below.
“We were so moved when we heard what Falcon and Braxe did with the song,” Phoenix remarked in a press statement. “It is the song that sums up our pandemic times for us, and since we stayed in touch with Falcon throughout that time, it was a full circle moment. We love the fact that their music is both deep and conceptual, and always so sincere. Merci les copains.”
Alan Braxe added:
It’s Phoenix; it’s a very beautiful song with moving lyrics; there’s a lifetime friendship between DJ Falcon and the boys. All these elements made the starting point for this remix quite symbolic and some sort of healthy pressure was there when we listened to the stems for the first time. Suddenly we realized that, unlike many songs “Winter Solstice,” is, of course, based on a 12-bar musical cycle. That was the trigger point for us; we love musical loop, and 12 bars create a space where it’s easy to get lost in a very pleasant way. We kept it quite downtempo, not so easy to play in clubs but it was the only option to preserve Thomas’ voice. Hope you’ll like it.
And DJ Falcon said, “The day has finally come after 30 years of friendship and multiple attempts of remixes for my favorite band! I today team up with my cousin for this remix of ‘Winter Solstice’! Thank you for your trust my dear Deck, Chris, Branco, and Thomas.”
Since releasing Alpha Zulu, Phoenix have released a new version of the album’s “After Midnight” with Clairo. Soon, the band heads out on tour with Beck.
Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon, who are cousins, released the Step by Step EP last year. Learn more about the artists in “The Return of French House Pioneers Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon” on the Pitch.