See previously: LOL Boys | Changes (Shlohmo Remix)
Jerome (pictured above) of LOL Boys put together this visual accompaniment to the title track of their debut EP, Changes. The video features a slew of friends and friends of friends grooving to their summery, soulful single. It’s worth a moment of your time.
LOL Boys show no sign of slowing down following the release of their sun-drenched debut EP. The boys recently unveiled an “appealingly reclined” mix for Fader (check that out here) and, just yesterday, dropped yet another edit.
With a mélange of soft percussion, a 4/4 beat and Fiona Apple‘s tender yet forceful vocals, the L.A./Montreal based duo craft a simple, charming rendition of Apple’s “Every Single Night.”
Friends of Friends is one of the most generous imprints out there. As those over at XLR8R have already pointed out, it’s rare that the label releases a record without at least one or two accompanying remixes and most of the time these edits are offered out free-of-charge.
In celebration of the warm weather (or whatever else you feel like revelling in), FoF have compiled a selection of reworked tracks from the first half of the year.
Summer’s here, and we wanted to bring you a collection of the FoF crew’s hottest remixes from the first half of 2012. You may remember a few of these from earlier this year, but we’ve got some new heat for you, and of course, RL Grime & Salva’s massive “Mercy” remix. So sit back, watch the fireworks, and download them all below.
(via Friends of Friends)
Download the collection here.
Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix) x Number One (Hemsworth Blend) – Shlohmo
Nightmares of the Bottom (LOL Boys Edit) - Lil’ Wayne
Lost & Found (Ernest Gonzales Remix) – Lianne La Havas
Super Bass (Groundislava Remix) -Nicki Minaj
Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix) – Kanye West
Rack City (Tomas Barfod 909 Edit) – Tyga
Blame It (Groundislava Cool Mix) – Jamie Foxx
Crew Love ft. The Weeknd (Shlohmo Remix) – Drake
Jerome Potter and Markus Garcia (a.k.a. LOL Boys) will soon be joining the roster of talent over at Friends of Friends Music. The LA/Montreal duo are currently readying their EP, Changes- a breezy yet expansive four-track record set to be released in the heat of summer on July 17th.
When the pair began making tunes under their current moniker, often they were 2000 miles apart sending beats back and forth over the Interwebs. Evidently, it’s turned out pretty well for them. They define success as the following:
“A 12 year old girl on a farm in Kentucky and a 43 year old man drinking beer in Mexico City equally enjoying our music, that’s success. And maybe getting to do a full length. But in the immediate sense just hopefully people can listen to our music and relate to it …cliche response, I know… but I think that is mostly any artist’s goal.
(via Mixpak Records)
“Get Close To Me,” featuring the sensuous vocals of Angelina Lucero, is the lead single from Changes. Preorder the 12″ here.
At the stroke of midnight, the Wedidit Collective, fronted this time by MPC-party starter, RL Grime, imparts upon it’s audience the long awaited Grapes EP. Get your cell phone out of your pocket and take down their number – that’s (911)-420-6969 – because you might just have the urge to thank them personally after you indulge in this L-pape cone of a release.
20 year old crunk-wunderkind, Henry ‘RL’ Steinway, indulges the considerable expectation that has been mounting around this product since “Grapes a la Vodka,” became every wily DJ’s 2:20am climax jam back in September of last year, with tracks like the thick, yet silky “Treadstone,” and the cheekily triumphant, “Amphibian.” This, his honed talent, along with his impressive posse of like-minded beat-smiths providing everything from the genretic diversity of the LOL Boys‘ elongated tweak, to the lively nostalgia evoked by Salva’s number, packs Grapes up into one dense and, dare I say it, “dank” package. Shlohmo and 2KWTVR‘s contribution, the coincidentally appropriate cherry of this joint, closes the 8-track extended play with a bang so satisfying that I was compelled to relive the moment again…and again…and then a few more times, until i began to question the harmless nature of my audio-habit. In other words, if it were physically possible to smoke this EP, I would. Happy 420.