Mildlife have just released a brilliant video for their cinematic space jam, Rare Air, the first single from their upcoming record ‘Automatic‘.
Alongside the video, the band share 2 remixes created by producer and DJ Apiento. Born of a mutual respect for each other’s work, Apiento’s ‘Rare Air (Apiento Remix)’ and ‘Rare Air (Apiento Dub)’ remix add an extra layer of buoyancy to Mildlife’s already slick grooves.
Apiento runs Test Pressing blog which exists as an intersection of music, design and art but started out as A&R for house music labels such as Guerilla Records and Junior Boy’s Own in the 90s. He’s made beats with M.I.A alongside Dave Taylor as YES Productions, co-ran the International Feel label and now runs the Husten and Test Pressing labels, makes music alongside Andrew Hale as Open Space and solo as Apiento.
The video for ‘Rare Air’ is directed & produced by Hayden Somerville and was filmed at the Dunmoochin Foundation, a breathtaking plot of land an hour outside of Melbourne whose aim is to nurture emerging and established artists and researchers.
The foundation has been part of Mildlife’s bass player Tom Shanahan’s family for decades, and on Dunmoochin he explains “In the 50’s Clifton Pugh (Australian artist and three-time winner of Australia’s Archibald Prize) purchased 15 acres of land in Cottlesbridge which he named ‘Dunmoochin’. Other artists then then came from the city to live and work on the site. One of these was my grandmother, Alma Shanahan who was a potter and sculptor. Her and Cliff were an item for a brief period there.“
In order to jointly protect and control the land they formed the Dunmoochin Artist Cooperative, some of Australia’s most important and influential modernists came and settled on the site including Mirka Mora, John Olsen, John Perceval, Fred Williams, Albert Tucker, and Rick Amor. “It has also been the location of some pretty legendary parties that played host to interesting characters from all walks of life. It’s rumoured The Rolling Stones attended some of these parties when they were on tour in Australia.” Shanahan adds.
WATCH THE ‘RARE AIR’ VIDEO:
LISTEN TO THE APIENTO REMIXES HERE: