Remix City: 120 Days, (Lots Of) Lindstrom + Bear In Heaven Throwback

Remix City
Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don’t have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. Today’s post travels into Nordic territory, with an assortment of electronic jams bearing the handiwork of producer extraordinaire, Lindstrøm.

120 Days

Pulsating lights and synths reflect a matrix universe wherein projections and lasers transform an entire room into a giant radiant disco ball. Constructed by Joakim Faxvaag, these visuals certainly don’t suspend disbelief — you can clearly see the strings — but the music, a driving ten-minute build into a space-age frenzy, insists that seeing the strings does not diminish the quality. Rather, it adds transparency, encouraging curiosity about the artistic process and overall production.

120 Days are a 4-piece from Oslo who released an acclaimed self-titled record in 2006. “Dahle Disco” is co-produced with Lindstrøm, and comes from 120 Days’ upcoming album, II, out now. Hear the vastly different track, “Osaka,” below, along with a remix by diskJokke.

120 Days – “Osaka” (diskJokke Remix)

120 Days – “Osaka” (Original)

Lindstrøm

The following track, “De Javu,” is from the album Six Cups Of Rebel, released February 7th via Smalltown Supersound. A short string of tour dates can be seen below, along with throwbacks to collaborations last year with Brooklynites Bear In Heaven. Expect more remixes from Lindstrom soon, for Owen Pallet, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Rub N Thug.

Lindstrøm – “De Javu” (Mark McGuire Remix)

Lindstrøm – “De Javu” (Original)

LINDSTROM’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Fri. March 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Sun. March 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Thu. May 24 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Fri. May 25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat. May 26 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
Sun. May 27 – Detroit, MI @ Hart Plaza [Movement Electronic Music Festival]

Bear In Heaven

For Record Store Day last year, Bear In Heaven covered Lindstrøm & Christabelle’s “Lovesick,” from their full-length collaboration, Real Life Is No Cool. In turn, Lindstrøm remixed “Lovesick Teenagers” from the Brooklyn band’s Beast Rest Forth Mouth. There’s no doubt they amused themselves with this play on words. No doubt. Full Bear In Heaven tour dates HERE, along with their music video for “Reflection Of You”.

Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick Teenagers” (Lindstrøm Remix)

Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick Teenagers” (Original)
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Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick” (Lindstrøm & Christabelle Cover)

Lindstrøm & Christabelle – “Lovesick” (Original)
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Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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