Rituals of Mine HEAVYWEIGHT (Alec Ness Remix)


January 8th, 2020

For the third installment of SLEEPER HOLD (Remixes), Rituals of Mine shares a remix of “HEAVYWEIGHT” by Alec Ness, known for his production for Dizzy Fae.
"I've been a fan of Alec's work for a while now, specifically his work with Dizzy Fae. I was really excited to hear his analog electronic approach to HEAVYWEIGHT as it's our most trip-hop, electronic track on the EP. His use of modular synths and melody amaze me and really turns the original track on it's head and takes a rather dark song to a more dancier/headier space. This one is for all the gear nerds out there." - Terra Lopez, of Rituals of Mine

SLEEPER HOLD, the new EP from Los Angeles-based electronic and alt-R&B duo Rituals of Mine, is songwriter Terra Lopez and live percussionist Adam Pierce. Inspired by ‘90s trip-hop, footwork, and downtempo R&B, the band has crafted a uniquely heavy sound that fuels its cathartic and uplifting performances. After years of obscuring her story and emotions through metaphorical lyrics, Lopez felt a sudden confidence to write more directly about her experiences as a queer woman of color. Lopez began fleshing out the songs with her longtime collaborator and producer Wes Jones, who helped turn Lopez’s heartfelt writing about trauma and personal growth into urgent and powerful electronic tracks. Lopez hopes that with the expanded sound of her new EP, Rituals of Mine will reach new audiences, inspiring more listeners to confront and overcome their own struggles.

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1. HEAVYWEIGHT (Alec Ness Remix)