Different DIFB1048CDM / DIFB1048T / DIFB1048S: 24th April 2006
1. (Far From) Home (Original)
2. (Far From) Home (Dave Bascombe Radio Mix)
3. (Far From) Home (Digitalism Remix)
4. (Far From) Home (DFA Remix Joakim Edit)
5. (Far From) Home (DFA Remix)
6. (Far From) Home (Chicken Lips Remix)
"With a spring in my step as I strut down the block, I see the boys stare and I hear them talk"
7. Move My Body
"The power punch, the beats, the bunch, the yeah"
In the past few years Tiga's developed a habit of popping up every now and again with a killer single. Now he's got an album out that collects some of them together, along with many new tracks and it's called 'Sexor'. '(Far From) Home' is the first single to be lifted from it. It's about being down and then realising how good life actually is when you step outside in the sun. It definitely adds a "Spring to your step" if you listen to it out and about.
After a recent run of fantastic and radical Remixes some of these seem a bit half-arsed so I'll just tell you about the interesting ones. The 'Digitalism Remix' starts off like a hyper version of the original and then moves further and further away. At 2.43 waves of noise crash over your Speakers only to give way a minute later to Pete Townshend like explosions of guitar. The 'Chicken Lips Remix' adds a layer of twisted Electro-Funk. Check out the amazing interplay between the Bass and what sounds like pots and pans at the end.
If you only buy one format, go for the 12" because it includes the ace B-side 'Move My Body'. Like Ronseal it does exactly what it says on the tin.
Go to his site to listen to streams of Tiga's brand new Remixes for Coldcut and Pet Shop Boys.