May 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
This Gucci Mane Memory Tapes remix is quite good isn’t it?
November 24, 2010 § 1 Comment
This incredible remix from oOoOO has just surfaced. He (Christopher Dexter Greenspan) has taken Marina & the diamonds’ ‘Obsessions’ and transformed it into a dark, synth-laden, emotionally wraught track. The original was emotional enough, with Marina’s dramatic vocals accompanied by crisp and crescendoing piano chords. Here however, the vocals are echoed and drawn out, adding a mysterious and laboured effect to the song. The original featured a woman questioning a relationship; here she tortures herself over where it went wrong, as both vocals and instrumentation echo and reverberate. Get the track for free here at Neon Gold.
I already liked oOoOO, but now I quite adore him.
August 13, 2010 § Leave a comment
June 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
The next single from Marina & the diamonds is ‘Oh No!’, one of the most wonderful tracks from The Family Jewels. It is set to be released July 26th, with the video (directed by ‘Hollywood’ director Kinga Burza) dropping next Tuesday (June 29th). Vogue filmed a ‘Making Of..’ for their website which you can view below. It features “zany neon” colours, choreography, latex dresses, burgers stuffed with dollar bills and Marina wrapped in bubble wrap. This is going to be an AMAZING video.
Two remixes of the single have surfaced so far, from Grum and Active Child. Active Child completely changes the track, leaving only a few vocals which are chopped and staggered over heavy dub-like beats and synths, giving the track a whole new heavy electro feel. Grum leaves the majority of the vocals intact but layers them over a heavier dance beat, adding synths and electro elements that give the track much more of a club vibe. Both are remixed well but my playcounts tell me I’m favouring Grum’s…
June 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
Starsmith uploaded his remix of N*E*R*D’s latest single ‘Hot-n-Fun’ (feat. Nelly Furtado) onto his Soundcloud a couple of days ago. The song has been around since April and I wasn’t particularly a big fan but I have a lot of love for this remix. Maybe it’s because the sun is finally making an appearance, maybe it’s because I like any song that makes me want to dance, or maybe it’s just because Starsmith is so good at sprinkling his sparkling beat dust onto tracks. This is being added to my SUMMER JAM 2010 LIST.
May 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
Neo Tokyo has been doing some fantastic remixes. Ellie Goulding’s ‘Guns and Horses’ EP (and 7” picture disc), featured his re-working of the song; another favourite of mine is his version of Passion Pit’s 2008 song ‘Sleepyhead’. The song retains its original level of energy and fun, but a heavier beat and bassline are added, much increasing the likelihood of me being found dancing to it….
I love the fact that even though this is an old, much played song, this remix makes me love it all over again.
May 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
Guns and Horses is Ellie’s next single, set to be released May 17th. As with every other Goulding single so far, the remixes are springing up fast.
Ellie herself has expressed a liking for Monsieur Adi’s effort, I personally prefer the James Rutledge remix. Monsieur Adi has turned it into a six and half minute epic, drawing out the vocals and adding more strings, building up into a frenetic beat. It’s great but a little too drawn out for my liking. James Rutledge jumps right in, using more echoed vocals and heavier beats giving it a more industrial sound…and he adds claps AND clicks. Maybe I’m just a sucker for those….