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
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….
April 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
The day has finally come. Marina & the diamonds’ ‘I Am Not A Robot’ gets it re-release today, along with an amazing remix package. Which includes the long awaited, long overdue, much hyped, Clock Opera remix. Was it worth the wait?
For the first minute of the track I didn’t think so. But then I realised that Clock Opera have not only reworked the music, adding soaring strings and pulsing piano parts, they’ve taken Marina’s vocals and spliced them to create new lyrics altogether. “Our love faded / Our love faded.” Incredible work from Clock Opera, I can guarantee that you’ll have this one on repeat, and have that line stuck in your head, for a long time.
Download here courtesy of the ever incredible Neon Gold:
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.