Gatekeeper’s bio says they’re “…conjurers of the kind of crimson splattered disco that terrified the babies of the ’80s.” That holds true for the Chicago group’s Wild Beasts remix. Though the clip doesn’t show up until the latter half of the song, the dialogue sample from John Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness sets up what Gatekeeper’s after. This remix, with its church bells and windy, mood-setting synths, is part passing reference to Prince of Darkness’s evil-as-science storyline (Anti-Christ exists just like anti-matter exists), and part homage to Carpenter’s ominous, pounding film scores.
Wild Beasts – “We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues (Gatekeeper Gregorian Disco Edit)” (MP3)
02/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
02/18 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
02/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
02/20 – Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
02/22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
02/24 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
02/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
02/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Also note: Gatekeeper’s Optimus Maximus EP is available via Fright.