Remix City: Cat Power + Nicolas Jaar, Alice Cohen + Lovers & Reflections MP3 Downloads & Streams

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. Cat Power and Nicolas Jaar create a truly repeatable duet between remix and original, and Alice Cohen makes music perfect for the summer.

 

When two artists REDEFINE writers are excited about — Cat Power and Nicolas Jaar — get together, the results are sure to be nothing but spectacular.

In the original for “Cherokee”, Cat Power calls attractively for upwards post-mortem levitation and submission, the track’s uptempo rhythm feeling more celebratory than pained the entire way. More heart-wrenching liberties are taken with Jaar’s ballad-like rendition, which feels as though the sky is opening, shining down rainbow light like stained glass refractions in a cathedral. This remix and its original are truly complementary pairs.

Cat Power’s Sun comes out September 3rd on Matador. You can download and listen to the album’s first single, “Ruin”, HERE.

 

Alice Cohen

Playful is the name of the game for this track and its remix, which is reminiscent in part of ’80s Prince meets Paula Abdul as Cohen spouts of seasonably-appropriate lyrical content in the form of melting in summer heat. As an interdisciplinary artist, Cohen is a lady with quite some pull. She has animated music videos for Ducktails, Majical Cloudz, Coasting, and Fergus & Geronimo, has screened and performed her work nationally, and has quite the sordid musical history. This record even boasts guest appearances from members of K-Holes and Swans, and was mixed by Chris Moore, who has worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, and TV On The Radio. Name-dropping aside, the record is an eclectic one worth, at the very least, a thorough perusal. Stream Pink Keys, HERE. Tracklisting below.

ALICE COHEN – PINK KEYS TRACKLISTING
Cascading Keys
Silent Movie
The Locksmith
Dead Leaves In Milk Glass
Sheepshead Bay
La Fête Étrange
Mauve Mood
Sunspots
Salamander’s Tale
The Lacemakers
Color Of The Sea

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

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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