I come to you again missing a chance to see some awesome live music (last time I missed Good Vibes) – I hope this doesn’t become a trend! I’m pretty devastated I didn’t get to see my favourite artist at the moment Breakbot at The Monastery on Thursday night. Did anyone go? If so, how was it? Anyway, Breakbot definitely makes the funnest music going around at the moment. Every song of his is so light-hearted yet so danceable and catchy that it’s impossible not to like him.
Breakbot’s most recent remix is for Yuksek’s track Extraball off his album which I featured last time I posted. The original is good, but I think it sounded a little cluttered; Breakbot cleans it up nicely by spacing out the bass a bit and adding some “pssch” drums and synth squiggles.
I usually like Breakbot remixes a lot more than his originals, however his most recent original Penelope Pitstop bucks that trend. This song’s a bit heavier and faster than his usual productions. Don’t worry though, he still manages to retain the fun and danceability of his songs.
And just in case you don’t have it, I will post my favourite Breakbot production – and one of my favourite songs of all time – his remix of A Thing For Me by Metronomy. It’s so laidback, simple and catchy, it’s just perfect pop. I don’t want to build up your expectations too high but it really is that good.
If you’re loving those, here’s another sweet Breakbot remix I found not long ago, as a bonus.
As a bit of a follow-on from Jimps’ previous post about Whitest Boy Alive, I thought I’d let you all know that Erlend Oye (the lead singer) did a DJ-Kicks mix a few years ago. It features him creating special edits of some cool tracks where he sings over the top of them. Artists in the mix include: The Rapture, Phoenix, Morgan Geist, Royksopp, Alan Braxe and Fred Falke
among others. I’ve posted one of the standouts of the mix by Morgan Geist and also a nice little edit by Jack Tennis of Courage from Whitest Boy Alive’s new album (which Jimps posted the original of).
It’s not often you get a Radiohead remix that is worth the time of day. They usually just never compare to the original and ultimately ruin the song. Despite his off-putting name, Gigamesh comes through with goods here, producing a simple but effective remix of Everything In It’s Right Place. He basically gives it enough drive and some build-ups and break-downs so a DJ could play it out. It really does add to the song though, providing it a bit of purpose.
I downloaded this Hot Chip remix recently and didn’t realise until I saw a duplicate of it in my iTunes library that it was released in Dec. 2007, that’s how current it sounds! It’s a remix of this British singer named Tracey Thorn, whose vocals are quite haunting. The song sounds quite a bit like the stuff Aeroplane is making at the moment, which is why I thought it was new. Make sure you listen to it really loud and wait for the drop at around 2:20 it makes my spine tingle every time. So good.
Speaking of Aeroplane, a new remix of their’s has just come out. This time they’ve remixed french pop star Sebastien Tellier’s already cool as track Kilometer. The first minute or so introduces the song with vocoders and synth stabs, but it’s not ’til after 1:20 that the song really gets into it. They bring in these huge synths, with the hint of that sound Regurgitator uses in Polyester Girl, I think. Anyway it’s an awesome track, I hope you enjoy it.
That’s all from me, buy what you like at iTunes,