Remix That

remix that #8

ok. Some killer new remixes just for you. well…when I say ‘new’, some may be a little old. But only a month or two. Anyway, on with it I say.

First cap off the rank is is a remix of a dude I really wish I saw at Laneway. The guy’s name is Whitley. The song is Head First Down. Whitley’s label organised a remix comp for the track…which even I had a shot at. Never finished it though. Anyway, enough of me. More of the guys that won the comp. No Device may be known to bloggers out there for their pretty nice remixes of some Aussie acts like Dappled Cities, Washington and Lisa Mitchell. With Head First Down, they take what was a pretty anthemic track and make it all down tempo and moody. Works pretty well too! (If you want to download this one, head over to the Universal Music website to download it.

Whitley – Head First Down (No Device Remix)

Second. Well well well…could maamf ever feature another Phoenix remix? Well…yeah, I suppose we could. This one comes courtesy of Poindexter, who’s out of Portland, Oregon. Just about every blogger out there will tell you how good the original is, but, as Poindexter himself puts it “This is probably the millionth remix you’ve received of this track but it’s the only one that matters”. And whilst he did put that forward with a little winky smiley face, a little tongue in cheek, it is pretty good. The thing I like about this one is the key change, and how he seems to utilise every chord known in the verse before the chorus kicks in.

Phoenix – Fences (The Poindexter Remix)

Third on the list. I think in 6 months time, Delphic may be what Phoenix is in terms of the number of remixes done. I’ve received 3 remixes for the track so far and expect a few more. I think the best thing about the original is that not only is it an awesome track by it’s self, it’s also got this “come remix me” vibe about it. There’s so much you can do with it, especially with the cut up vocals. This remix is by a dude from the UK called Doc Daneeka. He mixes up the cut up vocals to great effect I reckon. Makes it a little breaksy, a little dubby, and a little grimey (he did dub his remix the ‘All For Space Grime’ after all).

Delphic – Doubt (Doc Daneeka All For Space Grime Mix)

Last. This guy is turning out to be a bit of a favourite. I loved his remix of Sweet Disposition that dropped last year, as did a lot of other blogs out there. The dude’s name is Alan Wilkis and he has a knack of putting a whole new spin on tracks. Well duh, isn’t that what a remix is? Yeah, but I think Wilkis does it in such an original way which just works so well. The obvious choice for Sweet Disposition would be to capitalise on the whole big all encompassing sound, the soundscape if you like. Wilkis puts this killer drum pattern underneath it that ramps it up and makes it something completely different. He’s done nearly the same with the Yeasayer track Ambling Alp. You say Yeasayer and you think pretty heavily blogged (For good reason though – I just picked up their second album the other day and man, early contender for album of the year for me). Anyway, Wilkis gives it a four-on-the-floor kick, and keeps it minimal(ish), not like the layers used in the original. He’s kept those horns and repeated them and man. It just kills. The dude has skills.

Yeasayer – Ambling Alp (Alan Wilkis Remix)

Good list eh? You know it.


remix that #7

It has been ages since i’ve done one of these posts. The last couple of months have seen the blog grow a hell of a lot, and it’s getting a little difficult to stay on top of all the top tunes that are sent to the inbox. If you reckon you got what it takes to help me out, send me an email! You’ll find the email address just to your left. Preferably someone local (Melbourne), but am open to other cities! But keep it in Australia. Anyway, if you’re interested, email me and ill let you know exactly what’s involved.

Back onto the music though. There’s been a few remixes that have come through of late that have been a little on the high rotation. First up…

This came in a while ago. It’s really good too. Put’s the original to good use. Elite Force (or Simon Shackleton to his mates…i imagine) has just done some big festivals shows through Australia and finished most of his sets with his remix of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs classic Maps. It’s pretty big and driving and [insert another word for this awesome remix here]. Turn it up.

Elite Force – Maps (Elite Force Re-Fix)

K. Next up is a remix of a new track by Sydney kids Teenagersintokyo. The remix is by UK gothpopers The Horrors. I don’t know which is better though…the original or the remix! Teenagersintokyo are releasing the single next month (Feb 15 to be precise). You can check out the original over at their MySpace.

Teenagersintokyo – Peter Pan (The Horrors Remix)

Last on the list is a band I posted about earlier on in the week. Get Stellar are Adelaidian and they’re pretty damn good. Check out my original post for more info on the band but I just couldn’t resist posting the GLOVES remix of their track The Moment. I originally said that the Def Starr remix just tips it at the post…but given that maamf seems to be going a little crazy for GLOVES.

Get Stellar – The Moment (GLOVES Remix)

K. That’ll do the ramble for now


remix that #6

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It’s been a while since i’ve posted some decent remixes. it’s also been a while since i’ve even done a post at all! the last week has been a bit of crazyness with an essay. basically i didn’t realise how time consuming it would be and yeah, it took me forever to finish. it’s done now though!!

Anyway, onto the remix’s. They’ve all been floating around for a while.

First up is BURNS. I’ve posted about this dude a few times now. The song is great. The remix kills it!

BURNS – In My Eyes (His Majesty Andre Remix)

(Beatport, Burns MySpace, His Majesty Andre MySpace)

Next up is a remix of Sweet Disposition…a track that many many many people love. I was hesitant at first, but this one is a grower. Different to the original!

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Alan Wilkis Remix)

(The Temper Trap MySpace, Alan Wilkis MySpace)

Next up is a great track…and an even better remix of it. Local dude Beni has been doing his thing for a while. His solo stuff is sounding pretty fine! Props to some of the Bang Gang fellas for getting their grubby hands on this one.

Beni – Maximus (Andee & Ooh Ee’s Blue Version)

(Beatport, Beni MySpace, Bang Gang MySpace)

Finally, it’s Like Woah! from Sydney. Don’t really know much about these guys other than they’re featured on the new Bang Gang 12″ comp. More local fellas Ted & Francis (same guys/different name) take on remix duties on this one. Check it!

Like Woah! – I’m Looking At You (Ted and Francis Remix)

(Beatport, Like Woah! MySpace, Ted and Francis MySpace)

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.


remix that #5

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ok. So something dropped in the inbox this morning. It was a new mix of a track called Fortune by two dudes from the UK called NAPT. Oh, and it’s a bit of breaks. I used to love breaks. Being an ‘ex-drummer’, I use to think breaks and drum’n’bass were the two coolest genres within electronic music. Anyway, this new mix was produced exclusively for Fabric London in light of NAPT’s pretty massive gig their on this Friday night. Wish I could go…but you know, with being on the other side of the world, that kinda stuff is difficult.

ok. here it is.

NAPT – Fortune (12Inch Dub Mix)

(MySpace, Facebook, iTunes)

This wouldn’t be a remix that post without a few other tracks that have been a little non stop on ze ipod. Next up is a track by some dude called Esser. Being in Australia, I never really heard much about this guy, but I think in the UK you either really like him, or you really don’t like him. Anyway, a remix dropped in the inbox a few days ago by Treasure Fingers. Is good. Has been in my head since. Thanks toRCRD LBL for this one.

Esser – Headlock (Treasure Fingers’ Vocoder Workout)

(iTunes)

Final on the list of tricks is those dudes the Lost Valentinos. They’ve got a track called Thief which is pretty darn sweet. There is a remix by a dude called Shinichi Osawa. This is a pretty incredible remix in my books. It goes freaking hard. Thumps all the way home. Like, you’ve heard good amazing electro. But then there’s Shinichi Osawa’s remix of it. haha…a little obsessed. You can thanks the Radio Funktrust boys for getting me onto this.

Thief – Lost Valentinos (Shinichi Osawa Remix)

(Check the boys out on Beatport, iTunes)

That’s it for this one. They’re all stella stella tracks. Definitely worth the check.

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.


remix that #4

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ok. so i haven’t done one of these in ages!! the only reason i’m putting one out there now is because I’ve found a few pretty mint remixes of late. They’re all pretty good tracks in my opinion. All pretty mint selections. Haha…mint. I never use that word. maybe this is the beginning of something??!!

haha…mmm…mints…yaeh…umm…this ain’t a food (or confectionery) blog.

The remixes are: (finally, i got there!)

First up, it’s a track by Noah & The Whale. They’ve got a new one called Blue Skies. It’s getting a fair few remixes from those in blog land. Perhaps the most prominent (and maybe the best) is one by Brazilian dudes, The Twelves.

Noah & The Whale – Blue Skies (Twelves Remix)

Another one out there is by those crazy artists YACHT. I came across this one first, and I must say, i think it’s pretty rad. Radical man.

Noah & The Whale – Blue Skies (YACHT Remix)

Another track that has been getting pretty massive lately is Shooting Stars by Bag Raiders. This track first appeared on the Turbo Love EP last year. They’re now set to release it as a single (read up on it here) with a few remixes to go along with it. One of those is by a bit of a legend, Kris Menace.

Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix)

ok. Last but not least, it’s Destination by Damn Arms. I’m really a bit pissed about these guys. They’ve called it a day and I only just discovered them. But, I’ve discovered that one half of Damn Arms is G.L.O.V.E.S. His remix of Changes by Van She is stella. Apparently G.L.O.V.E.S. is planning on doing more stuff, so that should be pretty exciting. Sameish as Damn Arms i hope. This remix is by Ted & Francis who are signed to Kitsune and are from Sydney. Local represent.

Damn Arms – Destination (Ted & Francis Remix)

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.


remix that #3

burns

ok. So there’s this guy called Burns. He’s a London based DJ who’s been remixing a fair bit lately. And they’re bloody good remixes too! Probably the most prominent out there in the land of the internet is the Walking On A Dream remix, which you can check out on iTunes here. There’s also a killer remix of Passion Pit’s The Reeling going around too. And that is a definate fave.

But yeah, I think the track I’ll leave you with is his remix of Extraball by Yuksek

Yuksek – Extraball (Burns Remix)

Fred Falke

Second for this remix that post is none other than Fred Falke. Mr Falke seems to be popping up wherever I look with killer remixes of awesome tracks. There’s the remix of U2’s newy Magnificant which i popped up a few weeks ago. That is really good. There’s also a great remix of one of my favourite songs Kelly by Van She that he did with Alan Braxe. There’s also the Grizzly Bear Two Weeks remix, the awesome reworking of Golden Cage by Whitest Boy Alive, and the two great remixes of Back of The Van by Ladyhawke. You can check out all of those on Beatport. But the track I’m going to leave you with is probably the track when I realised how good this dude can be. It’s the remix of New In Town by Little Boots

Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke Remix)

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.


remix that #2

ok. So here’s the next installment in the ‘remix that’ series. (Is a series when it’s two or more?…oh geez…)

Anyway, enough of the useless crap at the beginning that’s helps to get me back into the swing of things. I haven’t written a post in just over a week and i feel as though i’ve lost the knack!

So, back on track. I’ve managed to find a few decent remixes of late. A few have been around for a while, some are brand new.

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  • Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (The Golden Filter Remix) – great track. Has been around for a little bit and, from what I’ve read, is considered one of the best Golden Filter remixes (I tend to agree. Golden Filter are shaping up to be one of the best go to dj’s for remixes)

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  • Ladyhawke – Back Of The Van (Fred Falke Valvestate Mix) – this is pretty darn sweet. It’s also pretty new. Back Of The Van was re-released a few weeks ago and I think this came with it. I like Fred Falke. He does some pretty good remixes…good enough to feature again…

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  • Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks (Fred Falke Extended Mix) – I spoke about these guys a while ago. They’re a bit of a hype band. And, I’m never too sure about hype bands. But, this is still a great remix…well…it does have Fred Falke’s touch.

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  • Lenka – Trouble Is A Friend (Paul Mac Remix) – Lenka use to head up a great band called Decoder Ring. They use to do kind of lofi electro indie kinda stuff (that’s a pretty inacurate way to categorise them actually. Check them out here to get a better idea. argh. stupid genres. why can’t we just say that they’re good??!!). Anyway, this remix is by Paul Mac, probably, almost, the godfather of Australian dance music. And, it’s also a pretty decent track.

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  • Bat For Lashes – Daniel (Edwin Van Cleef Remix) – Just getting into this girl’s stuff as I write (gotta love youtube and fast internet at uni!). Is a great remix. Simple.

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  • Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix) – It’s Cutters. I love Cutters. This track has been around for quite a while, but I just got my hands of the Far Away EP. Anyway, is great, again. Geez…i need a better vocabulary.

So, yeah, that’s about it. Pretty with pictures and all! If you like the tracks, download them. Or, even better, if you like the stuff, find it on iTunes or go to your record store and actually physically buy it. Most of them are available and buying music can be pretty cheap if you look around.

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.