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How Long Does It Take?

by Mildlife

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    We are pleased to announce the release of Mildlife’s new single ‘How Long Does It Take’. Released physically on April 26th.

    Available to purchase on a limited 12" vinyl, (only a 1000 copies!) placed in a Heavenly house bag, paired with remixes by Italo-disco legends Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi.

    A1 - How Long Does It Take?
    B1 - How Long Does It Take? (Baldelli & Dionigi Remix)
    B2 - How Long Does It Take? (Baldelli & Dionigi Malba Remix)

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    Limited Edition ringer T with turbo, 4 shade blue offset Mildlife logo.

    Printed on a white RAMO ringer with navy blue rings.

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Mildlife return with a brand new 12" Single entitled How Long Does It Take? The track will come as a welcome surprise to die-hard fans, as it has been used as the high energy closer for the band’s live shows over the past year.

How Long? is a pulsing dark-matter-powered locomotive plowing through the upper atmosphere. In it’s early moments, Rhodes and flute paint an optimistic horizon of glistening stars that transforms into pulsating bass, drum & vocal groove as tight as the vacuum of space. As the train pushes beyond the atmosphere, its structure & sonic makeup transforms and adapts ensuring momentum is never lost. In it’s closing moments you wave goodbye as it ventures far beyond the horizon wondering if one day it will return to near earth orbit.

The B-side of the 12" comes with not one, but two remixes direct from the originator of Cosmic Disco Daniele Baldelli and his partner in crime Marco Dionigi. The band met Baldelli on tour in Sicily where they had been invited by Giles Peterson to play at his Ricci Weekender on the outskirts of Catania. They bonded over a mutual sound and Baldelli jumped at the opportunity to remix the song. The first remix twists a song already primed for the dance floor and pushes into the territory of a late night burner, Whereas the Malba mix transports the listener straight back to the middle of the Cosmic Club dance floor in 1979.

“The song is a homage to the dance floors and clubbers who championed our music from day 1. We’ve been delighted to watch heaving crowds burn holes in the dance floor as we close our set with it so now we’re equally delighted to offer it up on record as a late night thumper.”


released April 12, 2019

Mildlife are James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, Tomas Shanahan.

Recorded on December 28, 2018 at Head Gap studio in Preston, Victoria, Australia.
James Donald - Drums
Adam Halliwell - Guitar/Flute
Kevin McDowel - Rhodes/Synthesisers
Tomas Shanahan - Bass
Craig Shanahan - Congas & Shaker
Engineer - Rohan Sforcina
Mixing - Steven Schram
Mastering - Joseph Carra
Artwork - Confetti Studio

Written by Dale Bordin, James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell & Tomas Shanahan.

Additional Production on Tracks 2 & 3 by Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi


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