Girl at a Party with Siren (Dub Version) - The Dove - Girl at a Party with Siren (2011, Twin Turbo)
So Tiga has finally decided to release the record, um, you know the one, it’s got that huge buildup… the crazy track that he’s been playing out for like three years. I know I’ve been trying to get my mitts on it ever since hearing it on his last Essential Mix back in ‘09. It really is that good.
But the thing is, it’ll be the first release on a brand new sublabel of his highly regarded Turbo Recordings, a digital-only offshoot aptly named Twin Turbo. I’ll leave you with the official words from the man himself:
Turbo is proud to announce the launch of its new sub-label Twin Turbo. This all-digital, all-banger venture is a response to these videoactive times, where there’s no time to put down your Kindle and shave a 12” down to CD size. We’re fast approaching the era of pulling tracks out of the air and shoving them in party people’s faces, and we couldn’t be more excited to get pullin’ and shovin’.
And why isn’t there a better way to kick things off than with the latest bomb from longtime collaborators Jesper Dahlback and Tiga? This release marks the latter’s first single as The Dove, which is less an alias than a persona he adopts after his third morning bowl of cereal, when he goes and wanders around the neighborhood in search of someone to inspire.
“Girl at a Party With Siren” is the perfect soundtrack to being at a party with a girl, and hearing a siren. This is not up for discussion. “It was important to me to work with voices other than my own,” he says of the track’s prominent vocal samples of a girl talking and – on the Preacherman Version - a male preacher impersonation. “You can file this under “Clergy Impersonation-Related Techno”. Get on it, Filemaster.”
“You can call me Tiga. You can call me The Dove. You can call me Mister St. Shoes. What you can’t do is pin down my restless wrestler’s heart. In the words of the irrepressible Thom Yorke, ‘You know what the hell I’m doing here.’”