The 2018 remixes of Hawke’s single “WarPeace” dig further into a world of dance floor possibilities. New York’s DJ Onionz provides a haunting melodic excursion into techno realms with his Savagely Angelic Mix, while the Curious Yellow Mix by Gavin Hardkiss takes an airy gypset approach with minimal afro percussion and flying synth flourishes.
In 2017, Hardkiss Music released remixes of “WarPeace” included a version by Desert Hearts founder Lee Reynolds which is available on limited leopard jellyfish vinyl at www.hardkiss.org
Hawke was created by Gavin Hardkiss as a series of sound clashes, musical experiments, and collaborations that steer off the path of convention. In 2017, the Hawke album Love in Stars was released through a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic. It runs riot through indie dance, deep house, ambient, and funk modalities. While paying homage to artists like The Stone Roses, The KLF, Bonobo, and MGMT, it manages to weave a story of its own.
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings) – “2 sparklingly good mixes.”
Rory Hoy (Super Hi-Fi Recordings) – “The Onionz Remix is really good! Peace wins.”
Eelke Kleijn (DAYS like NIGHTS) – “The Curious Yellow Remix is great.”
DJ P-REZ (Not So Fast Records) – “Nice one! Both cuts are super spacey, and I love that.”
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing) – “These remixes of WarPeace just keep getting better and better.”
Eric Medina (The Deep End) – “Digging the Onionz version. Going to test it out!”
Jeannie Hopper (WBAI FM) – “Yeah! Decades of Hawke … keep them coming. Onionz is on fire!”
Chris Smith (Om Records) – “Both mixes are deep, unique and doing it for me.”
Jon Fugler (XLNT Radio Show) – “EPIC … hard to choose between the two, both are gems.”
DJ Di Costa (MoodyLushious Influences show) – “Really intriguing release. Will most likely try both versions, but on first impression the Curious Yellow remix will get further support action.”