The two versions of the track offer as a stark contrast to each other as Equinox continues with his various collaborations with other musical artists. Reed Hays of synth duo Reed & Caroline, currently recording with Vince Clarke’s Very Records, offers an upbeat electro dance version whilst electro/folk/krautrock composer Transmission 13 provides a slowed down, almost orchestral accompaniment.
Both tracks will feature on the forthcoming second album by Equinox which features collaborations with a broad cross section of artists including hip-hop rapper Razorrawks, non-conformist idiosyncratic artist Karl Bielik (aka Lark), the legendary Helen McCookerybook formerly of The Chefs and Helen & The Horns and, highly rated industrial post-punk band Vukovar.
Equinox gained huge recognition in 2017 with the release of debut album It’s Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin (see review here) which featured the track Kiss with electro-punk dance duo Feral Five chosen by Gideon Coe as his BBC 6 Music Recommends choice, pop genius Vince Clarke, and agit punk rock duo Deux Furieuses. The video for Mule featuring pastoral-punk experimental trash artist Nat Lyon has had 12,500 views via Ralphs Life music blog. His work was also featured by iconic BBC Lancashire presenter Steve Barker on the On The Wire show and several American underground radio stations continue to play Equinox’s collaborations with Ceiling Demons and Dementio 13 today.
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