Blood Diamonds - Phone Sex
Label: 4AD – BAD 3228
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Transparent Pink Vinyl
Released: 16 Jul 2012
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Leftfield, Synth-pop, Disco
A1 Phone Sex
Featuring – Grimes 4:15
A2 Ritual 5:10
B1 Phone Sex (Unicorn Kid Remix)
Remix – Unicorn Kid 4:21
B2 Phone Sex (Jensen Sportag Remix)
Remix – Jensen Sportag 3:43
Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
Design – Joshua James Clancy
Mastered By – Christian
Durations not listed on the record.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (with spaces): 6 52637 32281 1
Barcode (without spaces): 652637322811
Matrix / Runout (Side A): BC78032-01 A1 BAD3228
Matrix / Runout (Side B): BC78032-01 B1 CHRISTIAN@ABBEYROAD BAD3228
Vancouver producer and Grimes buddy Blood Diamonds just released the 12″ single version of his Grimes collab “Phone Sex,” and one of its B-sides is a spacey, dissolving remix from the Nashville bedroom-pop tinkerer Jensen Sportag.
We wanted to do a big pop song and wrote it in my bedroom in a night. I played the track later that week at a Blood Diamonds show with Claire as the secret guest. It was ridiculous. We wore LED glasses and projected the PS2 game "Rez" onto a mise-en-scène of "Twin Peaks", whilst performing on a slippery stage due to the opening act (ice skaters on fake ice dancing to a David Lynch cover orchestra). Later that month, I reproduced "Phone Sex" with halo drums and we re-wrote the lyrics together. When Claire came over to work on those, I didn't have my phone on me and she slept on my complex's porch for half an hour, I still feel bad about it. The song was mixed down in Kansas City on a board which was also used on Thriller (mostly did this for laughs).
Grimes' Claire Boucher adds, "The song came after a sleepless night in Mike's room, sipping gin and reading Nabokov over the holidays in Vancouver. It's our ultimate pop fantasy brought to life."
Since fully throwing himself into happy hardcore and its ecstatic piano variants last summer with Tidal Rave, Unicorn Kid’s production style has been utterly indomitable. Remixing Blood Diamonds’ Grimes-featuring “Phone Sex,” the Scottish producer has pumped up the song to be Olympics-sized, so that its truest home would be blasting positive vibes at a marching international procession as the games’ official theme song.
Grimes - Phone Sex @ Hudson River Park
Grimes - Phonesex - 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival
Phone Sex - Blood Diamonds ft. Grimes (Music Video)