Listen to Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma remix Mildlife’s ‘Automatic’

Alongside two remixes by UK duo Psychemagik and a new music video for the original version

Mildlife have shared a trio of remixes for the title track from their latest album ‘Automatic’ – one by Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma, and two by UK duo Psychemagik.

Ma’s ‘Descend Mix’ is heavily indebted to acid house, with a warped 303 bass synth twisting throughout alongside a hypnotic, repetitive electronic beat. Psychemagik’s percussion-centric reworks go in a different direction, drawing on trip-hop and industrial influences.

In addition, Mildlife have shared a new music video for the original track, made with longtime collaborator Hayden Sommerville. See that – and listen to all three remixes – below:

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‘Automatic’, Mildlife’s second full-length album, arrived back in September of this year.

Speaking to NME, the band discussed the record’s closing title track – which, on the vinyl edition, ends with a locked groove that infinitely repeats the album’s name.

“It’s kind of a subtle comment on these automatic things that are happening [and that] you have to intervene sometimes to be aware of that automation,” explained singer and synthesist Kevin McDowell.

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“I like the idea as well that people are maybe sitting around listening to the record,” bassist Tom Shanahan added. “Perhaps they’ve had a few wines, fallen asleep and they’ve woken up at like 2am just to the sound of ‘AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATIC’.”

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