Substance Select Vol.2 12″
Born out of the ashes of Darkwood Dub, one of the Balkans’ most revered alternative rock bands during the ‘90s/’00s, Bella Technika is the latest project of Bojan Drobac, the group’s guitarist and main songwriter. Joined by former bandmate bass player Milorad Ristić as well as opera singer Katarina Jovanovic, amongst others, Bojan has found a new direction with Bella Technika.
Bella Technika join forces with Super Weird Substance for Substance Select Vol.2, which features three remixes and an original production from the band’s debut ‘Section’ LP, released last year.
Bella Technika – Reinvented Daily (Greg Wilson & Ché Wilson Remix)
122BPM – Dubby vocoder psychedelia
Continuing their prolific form, Greg Wilson and Ché Wilson provide the first remix, taking album opener ‘Reinvented Daily’ into psychedelic territory with vocoder and dub fx.
Bella Technika ‘I Feel Light’ (Peza Remix)
120BPM – Squelchy jacking acid
Lee Perry AKA Peza provides the second mix, a jacking, acid fuelled reimagining of ‘I Feel Light’ – alongside Sara Lucas’ primal vocal it evokes the halcyon days of house music.
Bella Technika ‘Heat Control’ (Henry’s Remix)
105BPM – Idiosyncratic chugging psychedisco
Up next, Henry Greenwood provides a wonky, idiosyncratic version of ‘Heat Control’, with Katarina, Bojan and Milorad’s repetitive vocals floating over a steady chugging groove.
Bella Technika ‘Suddenly I Feel So Light’
120BPM – Serbian new wave
The EP finishes up with the original fully titled ‘Suddenly I Feel So Light’, exhibiting the live electronic fusion that established Bella Technika’s reputation across Europe.