Over the last few weeks we’ve all been incredibly busy, so we sincerely apologize for keeping tracks like this to ourselves. Here’s the Frankie Knuckles remix of UK pop duo Hurts‘ tune, ‘Blind’. Enjoy-
Lianne La Havas’s Forget has been reworked, tweaked, and skewed countless times by professional and amateur artists alike since it’s release; and when considering Lianne’s velvety vocal chords, one can easily understand why.
Self-proclaimed video game lover and American producer Laurel Halo draws her inspiration from the emergence of the information age, stating that her title ‘Halo’ is representative of “social networking and it’s glow of positivity” [Pitchfork]. Under the Kode 9 helmed label, HyperDub, Halo shapes her music into a harmonious blend of futuristic sound manipulation and wistful atmosphere.
Halo’s rework of La Havas’s Forget diverges far away from the original’s rock and roll roots, instead striving towards a technical and cohesive sound. In my opinion, Halo is very much successful in taking elements from the original and pairing them with her new ideas.
Download || Forget (Laurel Halo Remix) – Lianne La Havas [recommended]
At the end of last month, T.E.E.D released an EP consisting of four intelligently juxtaposed adaptations of their impactful single, “Your Love“. We at low-life were immediately attracted to these two.
Pearson Sound‘s stripped naked edit showcases his signature drum finesse which in turn guides you through this active listening experience. Apologies for the snippet.
Similarly, Fake Blood retains their iconic sound with this turbulent dance floor edit.
Glasgow-hailing producer, Koreless, recently updated his musical repitoire with a dreamy and emotive rework on the already delicate How To Dress Well single, Cold Nites. The result is lovely; a refreshing lullaby which will remind audiences of the splendour found in a rainy day.
[How To Dress Well, a.k.a. Tom Krell]
See previously: LOL Boys | Changes (Shlohmo Remix)
Earlier today, Julio Bashmore released this flattering remodel of Bobby Womack‘s Love is Gonna Lift You Up. Bobby Womack recently beat cancer, and is coming back with force. He will be on tour across Europe this summer. You can check those dates here. Julio has done it again in proper Broadwalk fashion
Australian production doublet, What So Not (Harley & Emoh), bring forth a potent edit of fellow Aussie’s, Parachute Youth. This will serve well as fuel for your felonious tidings this eve. This song is highly dissimilar from the majority of their productions, but it simply shows the dimension in their repertoire and bridges a cavernous gap between between Australian and Western urban/electronic music culture.
Download || Awake Now – Parachute Youth (What So Not Remix)
Just under half an hour ago, Busy P shared this remix of the Tekken Tag Tournament Piano Intro calling it “a little remix for the summer”. This track and 5 others will be released as TKN001 sometime in the near future. The idea of electronic music producers and video game companies working together has come with mixed reviews in the past, but if these partnerships create quality tracks like this, who’s really to complain?
Baauer‘s remix of Obey City‘s Neva Knew premiered on BBC Radio 1xtra’s Diplo and Friends Show last week, with Clockwork, (aka RL Grime,) and Samo Sound Boy spinning a back-to-back set. The rework will be featured on Obey City’s upcoming release, titled MY RVM EP, forthcoming on French-based B.YRSLF Division, July 15th, 2012.
Here is the original which dropped but two days ago on SoundCloud.
Rader & Atom
“Two-door preference, roof gone, George Jefferson. WEDIDIT X FTNT X FOF X MM”
(via Salva’s SoundCloud)
The Pack’s Young L is a good friend of Tomas Barfod and has taken it upon himself to craft yet another brilliant remix of the lead single from Salton Sea, Barfod’s most recent release. Purchase the LP from Friends of Friends here.
Young L’s rework is a far cry from Shlohmo‘s downbeat rework, released earlier this month, but it works just the same.
Short and sweet-
Download || Broken Glass (Young L Remix) – Tomas Barfod
See previously: Broken Glass (Shlohmo Remix) – Tomas Barfod
Stuart Howard has already thoroughly demonstrated his knack for crafting refreshing and emotionally driven beat tunes. However, with each release, the Essex-born producer manages to expand on his signature sound, solidifying his position as a dominant presence in this ever-evolving beat scene.
Lapalux‘s latest jam follows his acclaimed XLR8R Podcast, which provided a window into the “sounds that make him tick.” His rework of Slugabed‘s “Mountains Come Out of the Sky” is furnished with glimmering synths, elongated vocal samples and those characteristic off-kilter beats.
“Lapalux did something lovely with a track of mine. You can have it for free because you deserve it.”
See previously: Mario | Let Me Love You (Lapalux Bootleg Remix)
Within 24 hours of being posted to Soundcloud, Space, Ladies‘ Medusa EP was snatched up by Senseless Records- pretty quick for a producer that is relatively unknown. The EP features two original tracks as well as four complimentary remixes by iO, Kiev, Sentel, and Sarantis.
iO‘s rework of “Medusa” sounds like something that could have played out during Kingdom‘s 4am red-letter set at Shambhala last summer. The London-based producer has been generating some heat recently, what with his recent mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM radio show, and his remix does not disappoint. iO‘s interpretation begins with a soft, spacious melody which swiftly leads into the thumping beat kicks and distorted synth lines that lend that dance floor energy to the track throughout.
Download || Medusa (iO Remix) – Space, Ladies
“My dad said I was an afterparty baby. This goes out to all the accidents out there- keep on making mistakes.”
Rollie Pemberton’s roots in the Canadian hip hop scene run deep. His papa was a pioneering hip hop DJ on CJSR-FM and by the age of 20 Pemberton had already dropped out of post-secondary, committing the majority of his waking hours to music. Inspired by dance sounds (specifically Basement Jaxx, Daft Punk, etc.) and the eclectic tunes his father introduced him to around the house, Pemberton adopted the moniker Cadence Weapon and has since released two full-length albums. Oh, and while fiendishly continuing to push the boundaries of rap and electronic music, he was also sworn in as Edmonton’s poet laureate in 2009.
Weapon’s latest piece, “Conditioning,” is the lead single off his forthcoming record, Hope in Dirt City, which will see a release on May 29th. Soon after the tunes unveiling, Montreal-based electronicista Grimes offered her own interpretation on the track- a digital spin of the original, wherein she predictably injects those signature whimsical vocals.
Download || Conditioning – Cadence Weapon
Download || Conditioning (Grimes Remix) – Cadence Weapon
The physical copies of Henry Laufer’s Vacation EP host a raft of remixes by Nicolas Jaar, Salva, Groundislava, and Airhead. The latter name, Airhead, is the brainchild of Rob McAndrews and besides his notable collaboration with James Blake in 2010, he’s released next to nothing. However, throughout the past couple months, when he’s had some spare time from providing his services as the guitarist for James Blake’s live sets, he’s crafted an EP, set to be released on R&S later this year.
His interpretation of Shlohmo‘s ‘The Way You Do’ offers a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming record. Airhead’s rendering is a meticulous and stunningly diffuse tune that turns on slow, yearning chords and ominous undertones.
Download || The Way You Do (Airhead Remix) – Shlohmo
See Previous: Shlohmo | Rained The Whole Time (Nico Jaar Remix)
[promo art for Suburban Dream Remix]
Just shy of a week ago, Stones Throw unshackled this hip-hop edit of East Coast psych-rockers The Stepkids’ “Suburban Dream.” The tune was released twenty-four hours before Homeboy Sandman’s album Chimera dropped (Buy HERE). Lyrics provided by Queens MC’s, Troy Donald Jamerson, a.k.a. Pharoahe Monch of Organized Konfusion, and Angel Del Villar II (Homeboy Sandman). Verses were recorded at the Fat Beats headquarters’ studio in Brooklyn. Parisian production duo, Union, paired with these two pillars of New York, thus turning this psychedelic textural jam into an intelligent, danceable rap number. The Stepkids are on tour with Mayer Hawthorne throughout the US for the spring of 2012. Listen to their original here.
[Via Fat Beats' blog]
FUSELab, a media collective based out of Russia, hosts a slew of little known artists who respectively specialize in what they refer to as offbeat, phuturebass, or fourquarters productions. Monokle, a well-loved member of the imprint, complimented a fellow St. Petersburg resident, Milinal, and remixed the title track of his latest record, which is featured on FUSELab as well. Monokle offers a glitched-out, xanax’d interpretation of “Forest.”
Download || Forest (Monokle Remix) – Milinal