Well, not really the end of the world, but windy (except in New York where it is the Day After Tomorrow). Here’s some music the pass the time. Yes, you are correct! The Magician remix of Lykke Li‘s I Follow Rivers. I haven’t heard a better remix of the track, all the other remixes are intense trance ones. But this remix segues perfectly into this second track, the Zimmer remix of Pompeya Power. If I were to make a mix, this would be the likely track after the Lykke Li remix. Love the sound of it, takes me a back a bit. Really clean as well. Ending off with the Vindata remix of Strange Talk‘s Cast Away which is also really clean sounding. I guess that’s the theme of this post!
Starting off the week with some non-remix tracks. Starting off with Strange Talk‘s Cast Away which I heard on Hype a couple weeks ago and fell in love with it almost instantly. I thought it sounded very familiar but in a distant kind of way, rightfully so for two different reasons. They’re part of that Australian wave, which I was fully into a couple years ago, but I have since sadly not heard much of lately. The more obvious reason was because I posted their track Eskimo Boy a while back, but this track was actually quite different from the tracks in their first single. It’s a direction they’re taking that I’m really getting into, more of this. Second is Moullinex Kassette that I couldn’t help but post, given that it encompasses the sound this blog has always been after. So much love for Moullinex, even when he was still Moulinex with one ‘l’. And lastly, totally late on this one as it was from last year, Lykke Li‘s I Follow Rivers. Great track, I’ll post a great remix of it that I’m sure you’ve heard already in the next post.
My friend mentioned Kleerup yesterday while we were out, I’ve definitely heard of him before, but I never paid much attention. Kleerup. Electronic producer from Sweden, he made Until We Bleed with Lykke Li and With Every Heartbeat with Robyn back in 2008 in his debut album. The crazy thing is I listened to both these songs a lot when they came out, I just never linked Kleerup. My bad.
These tracks are pretty old, but I love review posts. If I could go post up Van She remixes from 4 years ago again, I totally would. I’ve posted a remix of this track before, I’m surprised I didn’t post any of the other remixes. Here it is! I’m in love with the Meatboys remix, mainly because of that slightly retro sound, but it seems it got very little love. I guess it’s got less surprises than the other remixes. The Kleerup remix is awesome, sounds pretty different and it’s got this harsh sharp sound to it which is great. The Tong & Spoon remix takes a different approach, kind of quiet with big beats, definitely enjoying it. And the Adieus remix of Until We Bleed.
I finally got a chance to go through my inbox and chose the top three tracks for the last week or so. I guess I lose the ability to blog when I’m traveling. First is the Buffetlibre remix of Patrick Wolf, the Spaniards who brought us those wonderful Rewind mixtapes. I had no idea they were getting into producing remixes as well, this is great, wish it was longer. It’s got a great retro sound to it, especially after the intro. Second track is the Death to the Throne remix of the Lykke Li cover of Kings of Leon‘s Knocked Up. I’m going to have to check out that cover. And lastly, the Tits & Clits remix of Martin Solveig, someone I’ve inadvertently ignored quite a bit on this blog. Not anymore!
As all of us students know, it’s crunch time. So things will go one of two ways. Either you won’t hear from me at all next week or you’ll see me on here more than you’ve ever seen before, seeing as how I love to procrastinate. Anyways, let’s end the week off on a happy note. The Lifelike remix of La Roux definitely made my week, I can’t get enough of that French house sound. La Roux is definitely gaining popularity, keep your ears peeled (or she’s already really popular, I’m not updated enough on the UK scene). Significantly different from The Twelves remix of the same track, really I can’t compare the two. For some strange reason I see the Lifelike remix being played at a yuppie minimalist black-tie party in the 90′s, not commentary on the actual track. Second track is the Grandtheft remix of Lykke Li‘s Dance Dance Dance. We’ve seen loads of remixes of this track, I liked this one though. And lastly, the GRUM remix of Friendly Fires, reminds me slightly of Calvin Harris. Great remix of the track, it doesn’t really peak till half way.
La Roux – In For The Kill (Lifelike Remix)
Alright, I love all three of these tracks. They’re the epitome of what I would like to post all the time. First is the Villains remix of Lykke Li which I’m extremely disappointed in myself for waiting for Monday to post it. Cause now it’s all over and I’m extremely late. But screw posting on the weekends, you shouldn’t be home listening on the computer anyways. You do that at work on company time! This remix actually reminds me a lot of that Lacquer song Behind. If you haven’t seen the music video of it, it’s the time lapse of the guy driving across the US by Michel Gondry. Love that bass line or whatever it is. Secomd is the Tits and Clits remix of Empire of the Sun. Amazing remix of that track, I’ve been waiting for a electro club-esque remix of this one. And lastly, relating to my post on Friday, the absolutely amazing Cyndi Seui remix of Electric Youth. Love this sound, at the end I was wondering how exactly that was from MJ.
I’d just like to congratulate Obama, Mr. President. Obviously he reads this blog. Been quite busy this week, thus the late post. That also means my inbox has been left unread, so I have some catching up to do. I’d just like to start off saying that Ohh! Crapp is my new favorite music blog. First is the lighter electro Shazam remix of Empire of the Sun. My favorite remix of the week so far. Second is the Mr Vega remix of Ladyhawke, a bit more club and a tiny bit grungy. And lastly, the Death to the Throne remix of Lykke Li. It’s a great mix between the original and some synth.