“He has hit his stride” – The Age / Sydney Morning Herald (Mikey Cahill)
“a wonderful introduction to the world of “Dream Funk””– AU Review
“The vintage disco-infused production sounds so effortless, which is quite funny because when you start to really listen it’s pretty apparent that a lot of work has gone into making it sound so breezy. That’s without doubt one of the marks of a great artist.” – Double J
“You’ll get lost in the music of Ex-Olympian” – Mixdown Mag
Afterlife Remixed is a fresh take on Ex-Olympian’s 2020 debut Afterlife, calling on some friends, favourite musicians & DJs to rework some of their favourite songs on the record – giving them an Afterlife of their own. Afterlife Remixed is out Friday 9 April via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
The original record itself was influenced by themes of starting again, trial & error, renewal and dialogue. Liam McGorry aka Ex-Olympian says: “In this way, I thought it would be interesting to extend that dialogue and ask those same friends to reinterpret the works they have helped inspire in the first place”.
Featuring reworks by the College of Knowledge, GL, Alice Ivy, Katarzyna Wiktorski, Penny Dub, Pepito and Mike Gurrieri, it slides across the musical spectrum from Jazz to Soul, Acid House and Funk from song to song.
The first single from the EP is a College of Knowledge reworking of the stunning ‘Lilac Youth’. Channeling the spirit of David Axelrod himself, the College flip the original in a long form funky meditation, like only they can… featuring some lyrical Farfisa melodies, intricate Guitar lines and soulful Hohner D6 Clavinet.
Ex-Olympian is the new musical vessel for Liam McGorry – songwriter & musician for bands such as Saskwatch and Dorsal Fins. Named after the neon sign that adorns ‘Borsari’s Corner’ in Melbourne’s Lygon St, Ex-Olympian reflects the times we all need to shift things forward into a new phase. His debut record Afterlife saw McGorry received additions across Double J and national community radio play from 2SER, RRR, FBi, PBS, 4ZZZ and RTR.