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.
Pretty exciting start to the year, got a couple possible submitted mixtapes and great tracks keep getting released. Getting back into things, a quick search got me onto these three tracks. First is the A-Trak remix of Robyn Indestructible from her most recent album Body Talk. Both the remix and the original are pure gold. The thing I actually love the most in the remix, among many other things, is after the intro once the beats start coming in, that transition sound which you hear more of during the electro solo at 2:20 which isn’t actually from the original I don’t think. Damn, call me weird, but I could listen to that all day. Make sure you check out the original by Robyn in this racy video. From the same circle, the Duck Sauce remix of Chromeo Hot Mess featuring La Roux from their most recent album Business Casual. Armand Van Helden and A-Trak are a great match, loving this remix. And lastly, drums drums drums Clockwork remix of Dem Slackers Swagger. Now that’s raw.
I woke up last Saturday, the 1st, and knew I was missing something. I couldn’t figure it out all day, then it dawned on me… fuck! I didn’t make a top track list for 2010. Whatever, I shamefully didn’t post enough this year anyways which my new years resolution is to post more. I’ve at least gotten back into the habit of things towards the end of last year. Let’s do this!
Starting the new year off with tracks from… last year! First off is the Fred Falke remix of Robyn Dancing On My Own which is from mid-2010, another polished track coming from Mr. Falke. I’m sure you’ll love it. Second is the Calvin Harris remix of Kelis 4th of July (Fireworks) which I found actually quite dynamic, as in it’s not the same damn thing the whole track. You know, the stuff you hear at cookie-cutter clubs where they’ve played 20 songs but you thought it was just one song all along? “When are they going to change the damn song?!” Well, dynamic within one track which I have to say is pretty hard to do in electro. And lastly, cleaning up something I should have a long time ago, the Justice remix of MGMT Electric Feel which I posted the radio rip of it back in mid-2008. I was reminded of it recently from Hype Machine and decided why not post the actual track? Sounds different from the radio rip, I think they may have cut the track short before.
It’s 30C out here in Toronto and it’s 9AM. Is this a joke? What’s going on? Is this Canada or not?! I thought the deal was we got extreme cold in the winter and not too hot in the summer. Anyways, lack of brain power at the moment, this is going to be a very straight forward week update post which may or may not contain a lot of mistakes. I was looking for pictures at first and was trying to make it related to the post title; things that are hot, but all that did was make me feel even warmer. I decided to do all of us a favor and post with a picture of a nice cold snow cone! First is a remix by Mylo and Sharooz of Robyn Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do. Overall the track both really impresses me and makes me laugh. It kind of sounds like they had a lot of fun remixing this track, not really following a rigid format. Second is the Gigamesh remix of Mike Posner Cooler Than Me which caught my attention. And lastly, none other than Katy Perry‘s California Gurls which as annoyingly popular as the song is is so damn catchy. Remix by Passion Pit, their remixes always surprise me cause it’s so different from their actual music. Sorry for the lack of posts over the last two weeks, I’ve been in Ottawa my hometown more than where I’m living now in Toronto but I’m back now!
I finally got a chance to go through my inbox, have a couple tracks I really liked for you guys which will probably bleed into the next couple posts. Starting off with the Chew Fu remix of Robyn Dancing On My Own, finally something that’s electro/dance and not club. I’ve been posting too much club lately. It’s a great mix with Robyn as well, her stuff is usually the first thing people will go to remix, not a bad thing although it comes off that way doesn’t it. Second track is a bit lighter, the Tame Impala cover of Midnight Juggernauts’ new single Vital Signs; both of which you should totally check out. Both Aussies which is a scene I’ve unknowingly ignored for the last year. Tame Impala has some interesting tracks, you should check out this video a friend forwarded to me a couple days ago of their song Solitude Is Bliss; cool video. Also, Midnight Juggernaut’s new album The Crystal Axis due for May 28th, I still know nothing about it. Great cover though, here’s the original if you’re curious. A little high video. And lastly, the Buffetlibre remix of Plushgun Mixtape. The original is actually part of their PEACE project if you missed that with my last post about them.
Yes, I know, it’s Katy Perry again. So last summer. But Calvin Harris made a solid remix, so this is worth checking out. I’m happy to hear the old Calvin Harris buzz sound in this track. Another remix from Death to the Throne, this time of LMFAO‘s La La La. Very club, completely unavoidable remixing LMFAO, but great remix none the less. And I am excited about this one, the Ocelot remix of Royksopp featuring Robyn. Let the intro ride out a bit, track really comes to life. I can’t get enough of the beat. Whenever I hear electro, it’s usually pretty much constant throughout a track, but this actually changes it up. Very impressive. The original track is actually pretty impressive as well, check out the video.
I’ll start off with the Punks Jump Up remix of Robyn. Great build-up in this track, when Robyn comes in it all falls together. I highly recommend this track. The Rafale remix of Cazals is well, different from the other Cazals remixes I’ve heard before. I guess that’s good. Lastly, the Yuksek remix of Plugs which has that dirty French sound once again. I guess most Yuksek tracks do anyways.