Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu unveil today a remix for their signature song Renegade Breakdown, by Hyperdub stalwart Jessy Lanza. The original version of Renegade Breakdown is taken from the critically acclaimed album of the same name, released via Bonsound and Ninja Tune in September 2020. Jessy Lanza's remix kicks off the second instalment in a series of remixes to be drawn from their celebrated album. Remixes by Jlin and Morgan Geist have been released as part of the previous series and remixes by Tim Hecker and Young Marco will follow.
Jessy Lanza’s remix of Renegade Breakdown sees her pitching Marie’s original vocals up over a sub-heavy beat and skittering percussion. Speaking of how the remix came to be she says: I met Marie after sharing a stage with her in Montréal in 2016. Christie Sealey from Orphx introduced us and I’ve felt a kinship with Marie ever since. It’s such a pleasure to have a more intimate view of how she and L’Œil Nu build tracks. Playing with her vocals was such a privilege.
The Montreal-based trio formed by Marie Davidson, Pierre Guerineau and Asaël R. Robitaille also announces their first tour as Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu. This includes numerous festival dates across the province this summer, several shows in the UK and France, as well as concerts at La Tulipe in Montreal on October 8th and the Axis Club in Toronto on October 15th. See below for a complete list of their tour dates and visit marie-davidson.com for more details.
The announcement follows the broadcast of Renegade Breakdown Live, their recent livestream shot and directed by respected filmmaker Denis Côté, and described by NME as “less a livestream gig, more a musical rebirth” in their 4/5 review.
Renegade Breakdown is a bold reimagining of Marie Davidson’s sound, and was praised widely by the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork and The New Yorker, with Bandcamp listing it as one of their “Best Albums of Summer” and additional support from FADER, Billboard, DAZED, Vulture, NME and many more. This followed Marie’s previous solo album, 2018’s acclaimed Working Class Woman - also accompanied by a series of curated remixes from Nina Kraviz, John Talabot, Afrodeutsche, Silent Servant and including a notable, Grammy-nominated Soulwax remix of Work It, which would go on to become a bonafide dance anthem that still receives heavy rotation both on and off the turntables to this day.
25/06/21 Carleton-Sur-Mer, QC - Festival BleuBleu
08/07/21 Chicoutimi, QC - Festival La Noce
10/07/21 Quebec City, QC - Le Grand Théâtre
24/07/21 Baie St-Paul, QC - Le Festif!
26/08/21 Margate, UK - Dreamland
27/08/21 Birkenhead, UK - Future Yard
28/08/21 London, UK - All Points East
03/09/21 Larmer Tree, UK - End Of The Road
08/10/21 Montréal, QC - La Tulipe
15/10/21 Toronto, ON - The Axis Club
27/10/21 Paris, FR - La Boule Noire
28/10/21 Vendome, FR - Les Rockomotives
29/10/21 Lille, FR - L’Aéronef
30/10/21 Brighton, UK - The Arch
02/11/21 Manchester, UK - YES Pink Room
03/11/21 London, UK - Village Underground
05/11/21 Reykjavík, IS - Iceland Airwaves
*More dates to be announced