Organ Thing of The Day, it goes on, or off, ‘The Beat Goes On/Off’ by Telex. Taken from ‘This is Telex’, out 30 April on Mute. This is Telex is a brand new compilation of classic material that has been remastered and newly mixed and alive with rare things found in corners of studios and such, the beat does in deed go on
“Telex have shared their previously unreleased take on Sonny & Cher’s 60s hit, ‘The Beat Goes On’. The track, here renamed ‘The Beat Goes On/Off’ was recently discovered when Telex were compiling the first release in an ongoing partnership with Mute, This is Telex, a brand new 14-track compilation – out on 30 April 2021.
“This is Telex features singles from across the Belgian synthpop trio’s career, from their debut single, ‘Twist à Saint Tropez’ in 1978 through to their final album release, How Do You Dance? in 2006. Tracks on the compilation are newly mixed and remastered from the original tapes by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, these new mixes often involved subtracting from, rather than adding to, the original multi-track recordings. “We simplify,” explains Lacksman. “We take away, to create something more efficient, more Telex.”“