Today, Client Liaison are thrilled to announce the release of Diplomatic Immunity Remixed – out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. The duo have enlisted an all Australian dignitary to celebrate the release of their debut record, with highlights including ‘Wild Life,‘ ‘Off White Limousine‘ & ARIA Gold accredited single ‘World Of Our Love.’ The remix album follows Client Liaison’s three ARIA Award nominations, and their winning of J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year.
Of the album Monte Morgan shares: “considering remix culture usually pertains to singles and multiple remixes of one song, we thought we’d put together a whole album that can be listened to from beginning to end. It’s incredible for us to hear artists and friends we love re-appropriating our sound in so many different ways and genres.”
That the album boasts an entirely Australian lineup was a natural evolution of the release, as Monte explains “…we only noticed halfway into the process that everyone was Australian. It was a really nice surprise to know that this presented itself instinctively.” The result is a fostering of a musical community, a true representation of what Client Liaison offers to the world.
The album features remixes by Dreems, Panama, Ariela Jacobs, Luke Million, Northeast Party House, Christopher Wiseman, Solo Dan, Shouse, Oliver Tank, Muki, and Ben Browning.
The quality of the collaboration of artists shines through in their respective remixes. Tour-mate Luke Million shares: “After traveling the country with the guys on their 22 date Diplomatic Immunity tour, I got to know them and their music pretty well and experience the world of Client Liaison. When working on my take of ‘Off White Limousine,’ I drew inspiration from early 2000s sample based “French Touch / Nu Disco” – the likes of Alan Braxe and Daft Punk. I crafted a 70’s funk groove and then chopped it up to form the basis of the remix.”
Melbourne’s Ariela Jacobs touches on her remix of ‘A Foreign Affair’: “My initial interpretation of ‘A Foreign Affair’ was quite dark. I had that vision of wanting to be with someone unattainable – that mystery of grasping onto something quite intangible. When I was asked to rework this track, I immediately knew I wanted to paint something quite haunting.”
Producer Dreems sheds light on his remix experience of ‘Canberra Won’t Be Calling Tonight’: “Canberra is approximately 286 km from Sydney, where I sculpted this remix whilst on a diet of discarded boogie boards and dehydrated kale. When played backwards this remix re-imagines Australian history, where the jellyfish took to land and marketed themselves as the real crown rulers.”
These remixes are fantasy. Which is what makes them true. Diplomatic Immunity in collaboration with new artists, and with you.
“Diplomatic Immunity is among the best pop records Australia will get this year… the songs are undeniable.” – The Guardian, ★★★★
“Diplomatic Immunity [possesses] glossy pop smarts, surprising collaborations (Tina Arena on A Foreign Affair), long-time set-list mainstays (Hotel Stay) and welcome new additions, such as pastel funk workout Off White Limousine. They successfully return investment based on their previous promise.” – The Age, ★★★☆
“At once irresistibly stupid and very, very clever, it’s well worth the wait.” – Rolling Stone, ★★★★
“Client Liaison’s debut LP Diplomatic Immunity is well worth putting on the company card” – Tone Deaf (9/10)
“Clean, reverbed vocals rise up over pillowy clouds of vaporwave synth and a rich, tropical rhythm section propels everything. Strong songwriting is on display here as well…” – The Music
Client Liaison – Diplomatic Immunity Remixed
is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control.