Vallès share "Sorrow" Remixes

House | Wednesday 27th January 2016 | Lilly

Hailing from Ibiza, Marc Costa aka Vallès' sound blends smooth grooves and mellow filtered sounds together. Costa who has recently unveiled the L'ordre collectif video for "Sorrow" and is now ready to release "Sorrow: Remixes" on the 5th of February via Thomorrow Records. Freddie Joachim, Conrad Clifton and Skygaze have all had a go on Costa’s inspirational electronic piece.

“I was influenced by the late 19th century impressionism movement to a degree.” said Costa speaking of the influences that informed ‘Sorrow’. “Jazz and soul music have been another key influence, especially the works of Gil Scott-Heron and Roy Ayers music.” At the tender age of 23, Costa is showing a maturity beyond his years, splicing together late 90s French house with 70s funk, encapsulated in the spirit of the island he calls home.

Having debuted his first EP, St. Lucia, last year, ‘Sorrow’ is the first release from a sophomore effort scheduled for early 2016 via Thomorrow Records. Sampling The Temptations’ 1971 classic ‘Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)’ the original vocals are restructured into short slices of distilled soul. Combining this with a funky guitar lick and a laid back rhythm section, Costa creates an immersive experience whilst remaining true to the R&B essence of the original.

Drenched in a hypnotic charm
‘Sorrow’ will cause you to drift away to a place of relaxation, beauty and sun-drenched intimacy with an acquaintance to his home town. The reworked versions of ‘Sorrow’ allow individual aspects of the song to take their own path, expressing the unique personality of each remixer whilst preserving the emotional impact created by Vallès. But whatever the version ‘Sorrow’ belies its title to bring you nothing but sheer pleasure.