Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Neo Tokyo Remix)

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.

Marina & the diamonds – I Am Not A Robot EP

April 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

As previously mentioned Marina & the diamonds’ next single is ‘I Am Not A Robot’, set to be released April 26th. The EP is set to feature the aforementioned remix from Passion Pit, as well as contributions from Clock Opera and Doorly. The Clock Opera remix has been highly praised by both Marina’s label 679 Artists and Neon Gold (who went as far as to say it was their favourite remix ever. Yes EVER!) so understandably I am quite looking forward to that one. Get this limited edition signed 7” from Pure Groove while you can!

You can also hear a remix by Fool’s Gold (and download the free mp3) over at The Fader. Fool’s Gold have definitely infused their own sound onto the track, making it less of a remix and more of a ‘Robot’/’Surprise Hotel’ mash-up. Not that it makes a difference, it’s very listenable and makes Robot more of a danceable jam!! Get the Penguin Prison remix (also great!) whilst you’re over there..thanks Fader!

NEON GOLD AMAZINGNESS

April 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Neon Gold Records is basically two American college kids who decided to save up some money, work really hard, and release some records. Somehow this idea has developed in to a giant ball of amazingness. They were instrumental in the early stages of the careers of Marina & the diamonds and Ellie Goulding, and have also released records for Yes Giantess, Freelance Whales, Passion Pit, The Sound of Arrows and Penguin Prison. All incredible artists.

Their blog is frequently updated with their new artists as well as remixed tracks and free mp3s. This blog has become a major source of excitement in my life. Recently I have especially enjoyed new tracks from Mr. Little Jeans, GROUP and Oberhofer. Head on over to the blog for the free downloads.

Neon Gold I love you. I wish all record labels were as fresh, exciting and passionate as this.

Marina & the diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Passion Pit Remix)

March 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Marina & the diamonds’ next single has been announced as ‘I Am Not A Robot’. Yes, you’d be right in thinking that it has already been released as a single, but now that Marina is receiving a considerably higher amount of attention, it seems only right to re-release her favourite song from debut album The Family Jewels and let it get the proper reception it deserves. Or something like that.

Passion Pit, Marina’s label-mates from Neon Gold Records, have remixed the track, and certainly made it their own. The essence of the song, and Marina’s distinctive vocals, are still there, but the verses and chorus have been broken up and extra synth and drum parts thrown in. If the re-release of the song means more remixes of this quality this will appear, I will be pretty satisfied.

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