Deadlife drops stellar remix to get your teeth into
Panaviscope releases a sterling remix of his single ‘Kiss Yourself To Death’ by Synthwave producer DEADLIFE. The Manchester-based producer has seen substantial support from tastemaker Youtube channel NewRetroWave and has racked up a staggering 3.2 million streams on digital platforms. His debut album, Bionic Chrysalis was selected as Best Synthwave Album 2017 by MetalSucks and he has two albums ranked in the US Billboard’s Electronic Album Sales chart top 20.
‘Kiss Yourself To Death’ has received support from edgy fashion meets music publication WONDERLAND Magazine and was the most played track on Swiss National radio station Couleur3 during Spring 2019. Panaviscope has previously worked alongside The Strokes’ producer Gordon Raphael and received radio play from some of Switzerland’s biggest radio stations, Couleur 3, RTS, Rete Tre and GRRIF. A newcomer to the scene, he has already racked up nearly 40 thousand streams on digital platforms.
DEADLIFE started producing electronic music in 2012. Originally a drummer, he became inspired by electronic music and the soundtracks he enjoyed, such as Akira Yamaoka’s Silent Hill music, Vangelis’ Blade Runner OST and video games such as Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy. He has since released six albums, each one centred around its own theme.
Inspired by the work of French act Justice, Com Truise, Perturbator, and Carpenter Brut, DEADLIFE’s sonic dominion is influenced by his affinity for retro sound aesthetics. Categorically, his work traverses the territories of dark synthwave and darkwave but also draws parallels to that of SebastiAn, Kavinsky, or Gessafelstein.
DEADLIFE washes ‘Kiss Yourself To Death’ in colourful 80’s synths, kicking the track up a notch with a rhythmic drum beat. Panavasicope’s lyrics stay intact in the form of vocal cuts, bringing elements of the original track to the fore in a perfect balance between artistry and energy. Glowing with neon tint, ‘Kiss Yourself To Death (DEADLIFE Remix)’ is an exploration of sonic nostalgia.
“I heard the vocals and immediately knew what kind of remix I wanted to do. I wanted to basically make a fresh song with a DL touch. To be honest, it was a pleasure to mix and experiment with.” says DEADLIFE.