From 2013 to 2015, Brooklyn-based band Wet teased out songs for their 2016 full-length, Don't You, starting with a previously self-released and self-titled 2013 EP. After being remixed by well-known DJs, the EP gained momentum and saw a re-release through Neon Gold Records, thus perpetuating a cycle that eventually attracted...
Remix City sifts through mountains of remix trash so you don't have to, in an attempt to find those that contribute something original to their originals. Indie rockers Breton get a tranced out remix by Busy P and Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels gets a minimal track minimally reworked again by Dave Sitek. You can stream the entire new An Omen EP from HTDA as well.
French electrohouse producer (and manager of Daft Punk and Justice, amongst other things) Busy P builds on Breton's "Governing Correctly" with a bass-driven expansion upon the more straight-laced, vocal-driven rock band original. The track's trancey potentials are fully realized as the track goes in and out of extended breaks and electro builds, finally concluding with an ending two minutes that are rich, satisfying, and completely realized ideas.
Breton - "Governing Correctly" (Busy P Dub)Breton - "Governing Correctly" (Original) Breton - "Governing Correctly"by RTS
Remix City sifts through mountains of remix trash so you don't have to, in an attempt to find those that contribute something original to their originals. Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala get some love from labelmate Canyons, and German producer Wankelmut creates the weirdest dance track out of a folk song by Asaf Avidan & The Mojos.
In the same way that Thee Oh Sees can work their mastery of garage rock over the unassuming masses and make it look ridiculously simple, Tame Impala can twork it out '60s-style in the indie rock arena, like laid-back experts drowsily saying, "We've got this, dudes." Canyons' Wooly Mammoth remix-interpretation of Tame Impala's "Elephant" pays homage to the modern beast's ancient ancestor and taps along like tesselated rows of the hairy beasts, propelling a rhythm forward with their marching bodies. Todd Rungren's remix spaces things out a bit by weaving sound experiments into important points of the track. See and hear more about Tame Impala's upcoming release, Lonerism, on Modular Recordings. The music video for the original can be seen after the jump.
Tame Impala - "Elephant" (Canyons' Wooly Mammoth Remix)Tame Impala - "Elephant" (Todd Rundgren Remix)
Michna's 4-track Moving Mountains EP comes out early next week on Ghostly International, and has remixed a track from labelmate Matthew Dear. "Earthforms" upholds Matthew Dear's dubbed-out vocal treatments while entering frequently into drum n' bass territory. Moving Mountains EP is the first release fom the New York producer in nearly four years, since 2008's debut record, Magic Monday. His single "Through The City On The Edge Of Forever" can be heard on Ghostly International's Soundcloud.
Pacific Northwest folks can see him live tonight at Barboza in Sattle or tomorrow at Rotture in Portland. Both dates are with Breton. Full tour dates below, along with the original of "Earthforms".
Matthew Dear - "Earthforms" (Michna Remix)
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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, modern Cambodian rock band The Cambodian Space Project get some love from David Gunn, and the single from How To Dress Well's upcoming record, Total Loss, gets remixed by UK producer Koreless.
How To Dress Well just premiered a new track today via NPR, entitled "& It Was U". This post is not about that, though you can listen to that sparse track HERE. Instead, this post is fixated on the remix of "Cold Nites" that UK producer Koreless did, which is like a tinkering melody emanating from an opened jewel box. This track is from HTDW's upcoming record, Total Loss, which comes out on September 17th on Weird World and Acephale. The original, in true Tom Krell fashion, is much more dramatic, somber, and R&B-oriented.
Pre-order the record HERE or HERE. Limited editions available; full tracklisting below.
How To Dress Well - "Cold Nites" (Koreless Remix)How To Dress Well - "Cold Nites" (Original)
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 installment goes industrial! Einstürzende Neubauten's Alexander Hacke works his magic on San Francisco's Tussle, U.K. post-industrial outfit Factory Floor turn Australia's My Disco into a hardly recognizable form, and the post ends with a throwback to the brutality of Einstürzende Neubauten themselves, as remixed by Adrian Sherwood.
San Francisco's groovy electronic act Tussle will be releasing their fourth album, Tempest, on September 25th via Smalltown Supersound! "Eye Context" is the first single from the album, now followed by a remix of "Yume No Mori" by Einstürzende Neubauten's Alexander Hacke, who did a fantastic job working far out electronics in with brutal percussion and funky basslines.
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.
Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don't have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone releases her solo project, with a remix by Jensen Sportag, and Chicago's Another offers up an entire remix EP, with standouts from LUST and Ambinate.
Erika Spring - "Hidden"
Singer and keyboardist of Au Revoir Simone, Erika Spring, has just released a self-titled EP from the experimental pop label Cascine, which is curiously a record label guided by intuition. A quick browse through their catalog reveals a series of clever, often female-fronted forays into gentle pop music. "Hidden", Erika Spring's first single, comes with a burning underlying synth line that adds a depth to its already sultry qualities. The remix by Jensen Sportag throws a mellow haze atop it, in some senses, while picking up its dancing in the bedroom potentialities.
Erika Spring - "Hidden" (Jensen Sportag Remix)Erika Spring - "Hidden" (Original)
The newest band to be signed to Future Classic is a solo project from Sydney, Australia's Jarrah McCleary, also known as Panama! As proven earlier this year by Midnight Magic's EP release (and its related amazing Holy Ghost remix), anything those New York funk-disco masters get their hands on gets a throwback treatment of the best and most sticky variety. The O.G. version is a bit less sensual, a bit more tropical, equally danceable. Remix single is available for purchase HERE, including these two tracks as well as a remix by Gavin Russom of LCD Soundsystem and The Crystal Ark.
Panama - "Magic" (Midnight Magic Remix)Panama - "Magic" (Original)
Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don't have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. Here we feature a group of amazing remixes from the likes of Poolside, FaltyDL and Planningtorock.
When Saints Go Machine
The originally haunting and brilliant track from When Saints Go Machine, "Mannequin", was one of their best and most accessible works to date. The Copenhagen-based group have worked with Planningtorock in the past, remixing her single "Living it Out" from last year's spectacular W. With "Mannequin," Planningtorock does some of her most devilish production, warping and distorting the original vocals into something even more powerful than they were on the original. Much like the rest of her catalogue, the remix is atmospheric and thundering, the kind of music that can't be turned up loud enough. The smash of drums and synths between each verse is not only mesmerizing, but the sinking of the music to a quiet tone during each verse makes each round even more powerful than the last.
When Saints Go Machine - "Mannequin" (Planningtorock Remix)When Saints Go Machine - "Mannequin" (Original)