New Signing Miami Horror Announces ‘Illumination 10th Anniversary Edition’ (Out March 2021); Listen To “I Look To You (Feat. Kimbra) [Franc Moody Remix])”
October 9, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of Australian outfit Miami Horror. Miami Horror joins Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Mallrat, LEISURE, Neil Frances, Hermitude, Tim Atlas, cehryl, The Veils, and Vök.
Miami Horror, which began as a solo project by producer Benjamin Plant, extract ethereal melodies from down-tempo nocturnal soundscapes punctuated by a funky strut, echoes of guitars, glossy electronics, and luminous pop. On March 19, Miami Horror will release a 10th anniversary edition of their seminal debut, the ARIA-nominated album Illumination. Illumination 10th Anniversary Edition includes twelve remixes, four B-sides, and a lush 25-minute trip through the entire record entitled “Lucid Stream.”
“I started working on ‘Illumination’ at around 19-years-old and finished it by 24,” Plant explains. “You’re going through the crossover period of being a teenager to an adult. You still have a lot of life ahead of you, but you see the world innocently. The album was made during this crossover in my life where I got to see something come to fruition. I was in the imaginative period where you don’t have the burdens of adulthood yet. The music focuses on the wonder of the adventure itself. I had started to rekindle that feeling before the re-release. Everything was coming full circle, and it felt like the perfect moment to reintroduce this.”
After a whirlwind decade, they’ve certainly earned a moment to reflect…
Miami Horror has generated a staggering 100 million-plus combined streams with a catalog highlighted by anthems such as “I Look To You (feat. Kimbra),” “Real Slow (feat. Sarah Chernoff),” and standout singles – “Holidays (feat. Alan Paloma)” and “Sometimes” – from Illumination, which debuted at number 10 on the ARIA Charts. Also, they’ve garnered acclaim from Billboard, NPR Music, Forbes, MTV, Pitchfork, Stereogum, EARMILK and many others. They’ve graced the stages of festivals such as Coachella, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, Splendour in the Grass, Beyond the Valley, Just Like Heaven, Funka Fest in Ecuador, and Corona Capital Festival in Mexico.
During 2020, the idea to reup illumination first germinated. It began with a large demand for the vinyl to be restocked, but it morphed into something bigger. “It was a chance for us to come back and celebrate the album in a way we didn’t get to at the time it was released because everything was so crazy,” he admits. “We never really got the chance to enjoy it. It’s a bit sentimental. We’re celebrating the atmosphere of what existed in music before streaming and social media. We got back to purely creating.”
To introduce the project, they enlisted London future-funk purveyors Franc Moody to remix “I Look To You (feat. Kimbra).” Adding a funk-inflected take on the original, this version “breathes some new life into ‘I Look To You’,” as Plant says.
In the end, Miami Horror both rediscover the wonder of Illumination and expand it. “When I started this band and now, I always liked to create a place where people could escape from the world,” he leaves off. “Everything is very heavy at the moment in society and culturally. This is a safe place. I’d like to induce a sense of imagination in the music. We’re allowing you to get away from life for a minute and the standards of normal pop music.”
To celebrate the release, Miami Horror will make a 3-piece vinyl set available for fans later this year. Stay tuned in the coming days for more info.
“I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Franc Moody Remix]” is available at all digital retailers HERE: https://miamihorror.ffm.to/ilty_francmoody.
‘Illumination 10th Anniversary Edition’ Track List:
**Available on Digital Version Only
01. Infinite Canyons
02. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra)
03. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo)
06. Moon Theory
07. Echoplex (feat. MAI)
09. Grand Illusion
10. Soft Light (feat. Alan Palomo)
12. Ultraviolet (feat. Alan Palomo)
13. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Franc Moody Remix]
14. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Tim Fuchs Remix]
15. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Wildlife Remix] **
16. I Look to You (feat. Kimbra) [Jad & The Remix] **
17. Moon Theory (Punks Jump Up Remix)
18. Moon Theory (Yacht Remix) **
19. Sometimes (Shazam Remix)
20. Sometimes (Gloves Remix)
21. Sometimes (Hook N Sling Remix) **
22. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo) [Sam Sparro & Jessie Rogg Remix]
23. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo) [Miami Horror & Cassian Remix]
24. Holidays (feat. Alan Palomo) [Lenno & Jesse Oliver Remix] **
25. Emagination (B-Side)
26. Love Light (B-Side)
27. Under the Milky Way
28. Versalles (B-side)
29. Lucid Stream