Archive for the ‘Whandom Wiimix Wednesday’ Category
If you haven’t picked up LCD Soundsystem’s latest full length album, This is Happening, I highly suggest you do. It is by far one of the best albums to be released this year. Some say James Murphy, the man behind LCD Soundsystem, is a musical genius. This is Happening definitely gives that statement some serious validity, but really, the opening track, “Dance Yrself Clean,” is enough to persuade me. At nearly 9 minutes, “Dance Yrself Clean” doesn’t fail to hold your attention the way some songs of that length do, but to be honest, I wouldn’t mind if the soft spoken 3 minute intro would have been nixed. This is where Cuisine comes in.
From what I’ve gathered, Cuisine runs the website S’il Vous Plait and just beginning to remix songs under the moniker Cuisine. For someone new to the scene, I’ll say that he has made quite the splash. He remixed “Dance Yrself Clean” and forever changed my point of view about the song and he’ll probably do the same to you. He sped it up and he nixed the intro. That’s right, no intro. So what do we have now? We have a dance floor banger that is bound to get your ass moving, or as girlfriend would say, “This song would be good to run to.”
Be warned, after listening this version of “Dance Yrself Clean” you may have a hard time listening to the original – it will just sound too damn slow.
Be Rad. Enjoy.
I’ve got two remixes for you today; two remixes that are on different ends of the my musical spectrum.
First we have a remix of “Swoon,” The Chemical Brothers‘ first single of their latest album, Further. Boyz Noize gets his hands all over this one to make it a pure banger of a remix. The glitchy bass kick and the catchy chorus will instantly be stuck in your head. This song has an energy perfect for the long summer nights ahead, where despite the closing hours of the day, you want to keep going.
Just remember, to fall in love. There’s nothing else. There’s nothing else.
From the energy packed dance floor to the sustained ambiance of the sea floor, the talented duo Royksopp remix the minimalistic pioneer Steve Reich to create a song that makes you feel as is you’re peacefully strolling underwater. “Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast (Royksopp’s Milde Salve)” is such a nice and relaxing track – clocking in just over eight minutes, it’s more or a journey than just a song. What really got me feeling like I was underwater was the fact that this remix totally reminds me of the underwater level in the original Donkey Kong Country. The Royksopp remix is of course better, but I can’t help but think I’ve been transported to an SNES underwater dimension. After listening to this song you feel crisp and cool, as if you had just gotten out of the water.
And here is that Donkey Kong song I was talking about. They totally sound similar.
Be Rad. Enjoy.
One thing in life I’ve always wanted more of is remixes of The Strokes: they are my favorite modern rock ‘n roll band and I would like to see how (or should I say if) they managed well on the dance floor. Even more than that, I really want some Julian Casablancas remixes as well. When I first heard “11th Dimension” and how electronic and dancey it was, I expected a plethora of remixes to roll in. This unfortunately is not the case. I don’t know why, but I think a nice and heavy 4/4 beat remixed into some Strokes or JC would be divine. Enough about my desires…
I recently came across a Tommie Sunshine remix of “12:51” by The Strokes. As the title suggests, Mr. Sunshine does more of an edit than a true reworking. He extends some things, adds some intricacies to the drum beat, and all in all makes the song shine a new light while simultaneously keeping it true to the original. It’s really a good listen.
While doing some additional research to see if I could find anymore remixes I stumbled into a really nice remix of “Ask Me Anything” off First Impressions of Earth. Probably the most “non-Strokes” song The Strokes ever did, the song uses a mellotron in lieu of the fab five’s typical instrumentation. Mus-ok didn’t seem to like the mellotron-only sound so they decided to add some needed instruments and even some backing vocals. They really make the song sound a lot more complete than the original and a hell of a lot more listenable. Check it out.
I’m sure there a plenty more remixes of The Strokes out there – I didn’t even check youtube – but these are actually really good. I’m am dying for their new album to come out and remixes like these are going to keep me sane until some new material surfaces. Until then…
Be Rad. Enjoy.
Florrie is an amazing 21 year old female artist from Bristol, England. She is not signed to any major music label but gosh darn it, she really deserves to be. Not only can she sing and write music, but she plays the drums! Move over Karen Carpenter, Florrie is here! With the help of house legend Fred Falke, she has been dropping tracks that are worthy tunes not only for the radio but definitely the dance floor too. Check out two tracks of her’s below and prepare to be hooked. Florrie + Fred Falke = pop music love.
Be sure to check out Florrie’s website to get the skinny on her as well as more free tracks.
Be Rad. Enjoy
MSTRKRFT is back! After laying low since the release of Fist of God they finally work their way back into my ears with a remix of Katy Perry’s undeniably catchy “California Gurls.” The first time I actually listened to “California Gurls” was the day before yesterday on a rare occasion that I was listening to the radio and they played more than one song in a row. The song began to play and as I heard the opening synths I questioned if I was actually going to hear some electro on the radio – then Katy Perry started singing. I listened to the whole song but was a little over it by the end. I’m not a fan of Kate Perry’s music – this is only the second time I’ve given one of her songs my attention – but there is no denying her presence in American pop-music.
Anecdote aside, MSTRKRFT made a really nice remix of “California Gurls” although the sound is a little different from previous remixes of theirs. I’m sure there will be plenty of nay-sayers claiming “MSTRKRFT used to be good,” and whatever else the haters usually say, but I think this remix is hot. They don’t mess with the vocals all that much so you can sing right along and it hits nice and hard. It seems to me that the MSTRKRFT boys have been getting cozy with their new label-mates Mustard Pimp or something cause those build-ups and drops aren’t what I’m used to hearing from oft Jason-masked duo. They took a song that is cancerous with pop-goodness and injected it with some heavy hitting synths to give it an extra needed umph. I think it works and imma be blasting this one all summer! I can’t wait to hear more from MSTRKRFT in the future…LP3???
BONUS: Katy Perry vs. Bloc Party – “I Kissed A Banquet” <— The only other Katy Perry song I will listen to.
Be Rad. Enjoy.