Proclaimed in 2005 as “the perfect blonde woman” and “favourite new act” by none other than Björk, Finnish artist Heidi Kilpeläinen (or rather her conceptual, futuristic creation HK119) had a lot to live up to to warrant such a glowing reference. Following a raw, DIY debut, two years of notable gigging and collaborations with the likes of Warp Records’ Leila Arab, HK returned in 2008 with Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control, an upgrade to a more accessible, glossier, I-Monster co-produced electro-pop sound. One of year’s finest buried gems, it proved that Heidi could proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Róisín Murphy. As she retreats to conjure her third incarnation, a collective of new electronic artists that goes by the name of Bit-Phalanx has teamed up with One Little Indian Records to bring us the self-explanatory Fast & Cheap Mixes, out December 14. Here Bit-Phalanx’s in-house DJ, star delta, compiles a six-minute medley mix of the album to get the ball rolling.
For more free HK119 vs. Bit-Phalanx goodies, visit the all-new Bit-P website from Monday to snag a gratis EP featuring various non-album remixes of the previous single, ‘C’est La Vie’.