April 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
I got really into Architecture with their last album Places Like This because of its original song structures but then on this year’s Moment Bends I was a little disappointed by the poppier turn their sound took. The album’s not bad…you know, just different and I think this remix really brings out this pop sound.
Clock Opera is a great electro-pop group from the UK. Their original songs are very dancey and fun, check em out. They’re going on tour this summer in Europe.
April 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here’s another look at the incredible Adventure Club dub step skills. We featured these guys a couple weeks ago when they did a remix of a James Vincent McMorrow song…and I though I was shaken by that one, but this remix just comes out of nowhere and makes your bones feel like they aren’t going to stay attached to you much longer. And they did it to Brand New of all bands. You gotta hand it to an engineer when he can make a song with no electronic aspect into a club-booming knee-knocker.
On a side note, I hadn’t heard much from Brand New in a while so I looked into it and they’re actually on tour right now, doing some dates on the East Coast which you can find on their Facebook. They have plans to release some new music in the future but are skeptical of the digital market so a full length album might not be the way they go. They have also left Interscope Records.
Anyway, on to the remix…Enjoy!
March 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
In honor of The King of Limbs seeing its official release yesterday, here’s a remix of the first single off of it done by Brainbheats. What I like most most about this mix is that he kept the same rhythmic feel of the original song, with the hand claps and bass hitting at the odd offbeat time. Brainbheats has been touring around the world for years, making quite a name for himself and playing with such artists as !!! (chkchkchk) and Chiddy Bang. He describes his influences as ranging from “the drum and bass mayhem of Aphex Twin” to the “exotic textures of Bjork.” Check out his site for some other great mixes.
March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
“Shelter” by The XX is a pretty intimate song, but here Claw and Richie, the creative minds behind HULK, take it to a level of extroverted excitement. With the addition of a pounding bass throb and a hard hitting beat, the song takes on a whole new personality.
March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
A salsa take on the sounds of the 80s
Tito Gonzalez (aka Mr. Pauer) is a Miami based DJ who released his debut album Soundtrack last month. He grew up around Spanish rock music and Venezuelan tunes which explains why he began to see the connections between popular songs and the salsa beat. Listen on this Gorillaz track how he just adds a simple beat over the song and it changes the feel completely:
…and then on this Cure track he gets a little crazier:
March 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Electric duo from London get the dubstep treatment.
“Follow the Leader” is an eerie and remorseful song that has singer, Emma Panas, wailing over Final Fantasy-esque digital horns (and I’m talking about the video game) with a pounding beat behind it all. In the remix, everything gets stripped down into a much slower version with a very intimate vocal performance…and then the grinding bass comes in. I applaud that they kept the piano, it adds to the whole atmosphere. All in all what I consider a remix a success if it can add a new emotion or point-of-view to a song, and George Lenton succeeded here in my eyes.
February 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
I didn’t believe it when I first heard that combination either. My friend showed me this some time back and although it’s not technically a remix, it’s still worthy of some Remix Wednesday action. Two all-star musicians together for the first time.