Remix City: Active Child + Bright Moments + Emily Wells

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. In this post, three solo musicians — Active Child, Bright Moments, and Emily Wells — get refined remix treatment from GRVRBBRS, Shuttle, and BATHS, respectively.


Active Child

Active Child, the solo project of Pat Grossi, gets some remix treatment from GRVRBBRS, at no sacrifice to the original sexy vibes of “Hanging On.” Beauty, beauty, beauty. About his latest full-length, the nostalgic and emotional You Are All I See, Grossi says, “You Are All I See is an attempt to build a bridge between the listener and I, in that, I wrote these songs for you as much as I did for me. And right now when you are listening to my voice, by yourself, it really is just you and I.”

Full tour dates at the bottom of this post, with Balam Acab and Superhumanoids on support. These dates coincide with the reissue of his The Curtis Lane EP on 10″ vinyl!




Stream 4-track preview of Active Child’s You Are All I See


Bright Moments

Multi-instrumentalist for Beirut, Arcade Fire, and LCD Soundsystem, Kelly Pratt is putting his own spin on indie pop with his solo project, Bright Moments. Some definite Eastern European indie rock vibes ala Beirut, and here, he gets remixed by the drummer of Passion Pit, Nate Donmoyer AKA Shuttle. Shuttle changes the face of the track completely, without losing the pop hooks which make it evident that Pratt is probably quite the crooning charmer. His debut LP, Natives is out now on Luaka Bop.

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Emily Wells

Emily Wells is a lady with a plethora of materials supporting her current release, Mama, on Partisan Records. Her usual crowd might be more befitting her current tour partners Portland Cello Project, but this singer-songwriter’s music combines classical influences with hip-hop sensibilities in a fairly unique way. (The acoustic version of this song, complete with dog barks, may not be best evidence of that; please refer to the other links below!)

Emily Wells – “Piece Of It” (Baths Remix)DOWNLOAD MP3

Emily Wells – “Piece Of It” (Original)


Watch Emily Wells – “Passenger” Music Video Download Emily Wells – “Passenger” (Kid Koala Remix)

*^ w/ Superhumanoids, Balam Acab
04/26 – La Jolla, CA @ The Loft at UCSD*^
04/27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House*^
04/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*^
04/29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*^
04/30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Company*^
05/02 – Norman, OK @ Opolis*^
05/03 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall*^
05/04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk*^
05/05 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*^
05/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*^
05/08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*^
05/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*^
05/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*^
05/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*^
05/12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*^
05/14 – Montreal, CAN @ il Motore*^
05/15 – Toronto, CAN @ Lee’s Palace*^
05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*^
05/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird*^
05/18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Station*^
05/19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*^
05/20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre*^
05/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*^
05/24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*^
05/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl*^
05/27 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch *^
05/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*^
05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour*^

# = w/ Suckers
* = w/ Jukebox the Ghost and Savoir Adore

05/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie #
06/15 – Danbury, C @ Heirloom Theatre *
06/16 – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery *
06/21 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
06/29 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club *
06/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

* w/ Portland Cello Project
*** w/ Live Footage
**** w/ Live Footage, Dan the Automator (DJ Set)

Friday, May 4th – Chicago, IL @ Schubas*
Saturday, May 5th – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre*
Sunday, May 6th – Lexington, KY @ Natasha’s Bistro
Tuesday, May 8th – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House*
Wednesday, May 9th – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s*
Friday, May 11th – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre*
Sunday, May 13th – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
Tuesday, May 15th – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet*
Wednesday, May 16th – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place*
Thursday, May 17th – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall*
Saturday, May 19th – Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen*
Thursday, May 31st – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Friday, June 1st – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (early show)
Saturday, June 2nd – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sunday, June 3rd – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Saturday, June 9th – Spokane, WA @ Elk Fest


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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