15 Feb Remix City : Wooden Shjips, Young Magic, Blondes, Chromeo
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 runs the gamut in musical style, but pay special note to the Whitney Houston tribute. R.I.P., woman.
If you weren’t convinced that about everyone ever is jumping on the remix bandwagon, we now have psych rock staples Wooden Shjips growing a third dance eye. Remixes, out February 21st, 2012, on Thrill Jockey Records, is a 28-minute 12″ EP featuring three remixes: “Crossing” from Andrew Weatherall, “Wiking Stew” from Sonic Boom (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3) and “Ursus Maritimus” from Kandodo (Simon Price of The Heads) w/ Ripley. Available now for pre-order on limited crystal clear vinyl with black streaks, and this shit is going to be good.
Young Magic – “Night In The Ocean” (S.Maharba Serpent Love Song Remix)
We’ve been diggin’ on the new Young Magic record, Melt, with a palpable degree of excitement (you can stream the whole record here). These dudes really know how to market. First they dropped a bunch of EPs; then they dropped an album and a bunch of remixes — with each building momentum, each creating a bigger snowball that will ultimately go down as some Young Magic legacy, probably.
Martin Denny – “The Enchanted Sea” (Young Magic Remix)
As a related added bonus: here is a Martin Denny’s “The Enchanted Sea,” which will lull you into some crazy mystic water raft. Always a treat when indie musicians can remix from largely untapped sources. Awash in blissful sound, ye! Avast!
On February 7th, Blondes released their latest double LP (appropriately titled BLONDES 2XCD) on RVNG Intl. It’s killer, and seems to be a next step in blurring the ridiculously segmented worlds of indie electronic music and club electronic music. Other remixes include “Pleasure,” remixed by Robert Miles (yes! Robert Miles! though this is available only as a digital exclusive), “Gold,” remixed by Laurel Halo, and “Business,” remixed by John Roberts. Amongst others.
Teengirl Fantasy’s remix of “Wine” from the Blondes self-titled album remixes (RVNGNL12).
Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know” (Chromeo Remix)
In honor of the fallen lady of R&B, Chromeo have put together a new version of “When The Night Knows,” treated up in the usual Chromeo ’80s way. For max comparison, we’ve included an A Capella version of the track, as well as a music video from the 1991 track, so you can see Whitney at the height of her game.
A CAPELLA VERSION