Perhaps the most hypnotising of all the tracks on Matthew Dear's acclaimed fifth studio album Beams, "Fighting Is Futile" is a multi-layered and mesmerising blend of handclaps, Matthew's now trademark vocals, keys and synths. In Seth Troxler's hands, it turns into an altogether different beast. He takes the interlude originally found at the end of "Fighting Is Futile," speeds up the pace and builds and builds up to an Alice in Wonderland-like dream of epic proportions. At the core of the remix are Dear's vocals and basslines while Troxler inserts new synth stabs on a spiral-induced trip into a dark corner of the dancefloor.
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral So...check out Matthew Dear's page and other releases