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John Matthias & Jay Auborn

Pretoria Remixed

village green

12" + download

Released: 2nd Mar 2018


this ep sees 4 sweeping sonic reimaginings of ‘Pretoria’, from John Matthias & Jay Auborn’s 2017 album ‘Race To Zero’, offering a diverse & absorbing listening experience.

Recent Village Green signing Moon Gangs takes the reins first, delivering a thunderous take on the original’s faster-paced second half. Typically of the artist, the track builds & builds in intensity, climaxing with evocative, layered synths. Bristol’s CUTS strip back the elements for a much darker reworking. A single, repeating piano note echoes into open space alongside the original’s violins before clattering percussion & synths enter the mix for the most foreboding turn of the release. Closing the EP, John Cummings, formerly of Mogwai, also bases his reinterpretation around the original’s piano. Where CUTS leans on moody darkness, Cummings’ take is more upbeat, courtesy of a driving four to the floor kick & fidgety, high-pitched piano.

Pretoria Remixed


  1. Pretoria (Original Mix)
  2. Pretoria (Moon Gangs Remix)
  3. Pretoria (CUTS Remix)
  4. Pretoria (John Cummings)