I can’t stress this enough, Russ Chimes is just magic when it comes to remixes. I’ve been listening to his Chromeo remix so many times it’s ridiculous, and naturally I was excited when I heard his remix of The Outrunners’ These Girls Are Dressed To Kill. And I love it. It’s incredible how he manages to include fast paced elements and still maintain an overall relaxed vibe. I don’t know how Russ Chimes keeps on amazing me with his remixes, but this one certainly is an absolute must. Big thanks to Get Weird for making this available!
The Outrunners – THese Girls are Dressed To Kill (Russ Chimes Remix)
now go high five Russ on Myspace
Have you heard about the economic crisis? Yeah, I thought so too. So how do you try to turn this whole thing into something a bit more positive? I guess you release more excellent music. And that’s exactly what Logarhythmik has done here, by reworking the Cool Kids’ great EP The Bake Sale and creating the Bank Sale EP and perhaps throwing the greatest cover of the year out there. The EP comes loaded with a message about change, and it’s not a coincidence that Logarhythmik wanted this to hit the internet before the election. The beauty of this is that it’s all free, and although Logarhythmik hasn’t cleared his samples with the Cool Kids, he states that he hopes they can solve it out to get out their message about change.
The EP is available for download at Logarhythmik’s blog where there’s also a nice PayPal link if you want to give the guy a little financial help. Of course you can still go find him or The Cool Kids on Myspace.
When the amount of electronic producers and dj’s increase it also becomes increasingly hard for the ones who really have something interesting to share to break through. But when they do, we just have to step back and watch them grow into blogosphere-stardom. I wont pretend I jumped onto Disco Villains as soon as my favourite Biscuits expressed their love for them, but I’ve been watching what they’ve been up to lately, and it seems that they just get better and better. Of course, a nice way to get some attention in the blogosphere is to remix Justice, and that’s exactly what Disco Villains have done. Not to say that they’re just taking the easy way to fame, because they deserve every single bit of praise that they get. Here’s the Justice remix and their remix of The Faint is equally great and available just below.
Justice vs Simian – We Are Your Friends (Disco Villains Remix)
The Faint – The Geeks Were Right (Disco Villains Re-Edit)
They’re of course on Myspace, so be sure to add them as a friend to find out what they’re up to.
I’ve been really fascinated by the Horrors for a long time (I even shot that pic above), and though their horrorish punk makes me freak out a bit, I still think Strange House is an excellent album and I’m eager to hear something new from them. But right now it doesn’t really seem like there’s something new on the way, so I guess we’ll have to look for something different until then. And fortunately, there really is some excellent Horrors-related stuff around! The always fresh Ohh! Crapp… posted this Horrors remix of The Charlatan’s The Misbegotten, and it’s quality stuff! We aren’t facing something classic Horrors here, the remix is more aussie sounding with synths and even draws some inspiration from more minimal stuff.
The Charlatans – The Misbegotten (The Horrors Remix)
The Charlatans and The Horrors are of course available on Myspace, so don’t hesitate to give them some sweet internet love!
When Small released their debut album earlier this year, it was hard not to be amazed by the naive synth melodies and kinda dramatic sound the local heroes had found and Sunshine Lover was in heavy rotation on my stereo. Now James Braun, who released his excellent dubstep-inspired reworks of some of Veto’s newest tracks in April, has decided to whip out something new for Small by remixing Sunshine Lover. The remix drastically changes Small’s signature sound into something way more club-friendly and dark. The vocals sound more schizophrenic now than ever and even though I’m not the biggest fan of minimalism in electronic music, I really enjoy this cut. Big props to some of my other local heroes from Data Sapiens for making this available.
Small – Sunshine Lover (James Braun Remix)
Small and James Braun are killing it on Myspace too.
I’ve been blogging about A-Trak and MSTRKRFT in various constellations since I started out, so this seems close to the perfect match. MSTRKRFT’s Bounce has been floating around the internet for some time, and the Mansion remix was pretty damn awesome. But A-Trak’s just something special. In my humble opinion, and I may get called out on this I admit, A-Trak is the single most mindblowing dj right now. There, I said it. Everything he creates is just pure goodness, and I am ridiculously excited to see him live sometime next month. The Bounce remix has been in the planning for a while, and the rumour had it that it would never actually be released due to a heavy use of uncleared samples. But now it’s out there, I hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I do. And that’s a lot! Part old-school, part fresh and a lot of pure awesomeness. LA Friendly I owe you big time!
MSTRKRFT feat Nore – Bounce (A-Trak Remix
A-trak and MSTRKRFT are waiting for you on Myspace
Boys Noize has released a steady stream of awesome music and some equally awesome remixes, but my problem with Alexander Ridha’s work has always been the lack of reinvention. Don’t get me wrong, the guy has releases some truly awesome tracks and I’m a huge fan, but it’s always nice to hear something new and inspiring… And this may just be the new twist I’ve been waiting for from Boys Noize. This time he works his magic on FRANKMUSIK’s track When You’re Around and turns the somewhat eurodanced-inspired original (sorry), into something much leaner and meaner. Of course it’s distorted, but it’s not out-of-this-world-distortion, and that’s nice for a change, at least in my book.
FRANKMUSIK – When You’re Around (Boys Noize mix)
FRANKMUSIK and Boys Noize wait for you on Myspace!