Holy Balm: Activity Mixes
After the success of their second album Activity, Sydney wonky house trio Holy Balm return with a remix EP, featuring Activity tracks reworked by Moon B, Andras and Zanzibar Chanel. Melbourne house monsters Zanzibar Chanel contribute possibly their recorded swan-song, with a squelching, grunting, irresistible take on Circumstance. US boogie funk magician Moon B, known for releases on Peoples Potential Unlimited and 1080P, draws out the brittle dreaminess of All Night Long. The album’s undeniable single Fashion (recently spotted in an episode of UK reality series Made In Chelsea) is disassembled twice by Melbourne celeb Andras, whose 2016 releases under the names House Of Dad and Wilson/Tanner have populated endless DJ best of lists. Andras also tackles Hot Cold, taking it even further into club minimalism. Holy Balm’s second album Activity was released by Chapter in August 2016, earning raves from the likes of Thump, KEXP, All Music, Brooklyn Vegan, I-D and Rolling Stone Australia. The Activity Mixes 12” is limited to a one-off vinyl pressing of 500 copies.
"Danceable, charmingly off kilter and refreshingly not tied to any era" - Brooklyn Vegan
"Evocative of something smooth and blissful, while coercing out of you that restless desire to dance" - Thump