Welcome to the world of Hawke and the second single from the forthcoming album Love In Stars.
On the A-side, “WarPeace” is a full frontal assault of the psyche with an illumination of opposing forces. WAR. PEACE. SUN. MOON. Producer Gavin Hardkiss offers a transcendental sound to help pull you out of your hardened shell.
A complementary remix by Papa Lee Reynolds (Desert Hearts) adds darker overtones that will thrill at desert parties and renegades with its tripped-out, unrelenting drive. Hardkiss and Desert Hearts span a generation of electronic dance music influence in California. The collaboration looks to the future with a sound and message that is relevant now more than ever.
Lee Reynolds says “This remix of WarPeace is the first collaboration between myself and my longtime friend Memo Rex. We first met in 2004 when I booked him to play a night I was throwing in San Diego. Twelve years later we finally made it into the studio together! While keeping some key elements of the track we wanted to add some of our bass driven chunky house flavor. Hope you like it.”
On the B-side, “Ganga Dances with the Swan” is an ode to what this future will be after we move through the darkness. Words by White Lotus Foundation’s Ganga White. Vocals by Araceli Santos De Bieber, Gavin Hardkiss and Robbie Hardkiss. Recorded on a whim in the Hardkiss Studios in San Rafael, California. This song is already an inspirational fixture on Hardkiss dance floors and a staple last song of the night.
Gavin Hardkiss is a South African born DJ and music producer based in California. He makes albums under the name Hawke and runs a little outfit called Hardkiss Music.
Billie Ray Martin (Disco Activisto Records) – “All of these tracks are pretty damn good. Gavin Hardkiss’ Mix with that electronic bass hook makes my day. Fabulous release!”
Spettro (Get Physical Music) – “The Gavin Hardkiss mix is excellent.”
Nick Warren (Way Out West) – “Another wonderful Hardkiss release!”
Edground (Grooveland Music) – “Very nice groove.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “Magical, transcendent sounds as always from Gavin. Love both WarPeace and Ganga Dances - nourishment!”
DELLA (No Dial Tone / Classic Music Company) – “The Hardkiss brothers, always.”
DJ Schugar (The Infusion Project) – “Very nice release. Gavin always brings it so groovy!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Digging the percussive vibes on WarPeace (Gavin Hardkiss Remix) here, really solid beats & bass.”
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing) – “So good. I love the details in this.”
DJ Deeka (Radioactive FM – Weekly show) – “WarPeace (Gavin Hardkiss Remix) does it for me. A melodic, romantic musical journey. Music for my ears, the best way to finish 2016.”