I follow artists on SoundCloud because I hear something special in their music or their voice. I’ve been following Sivu for a while now, waiting for the right track to hit my ear drums. Then I heard ‘I lost myself’ remixed by Cosmo Sheldrake and I found my gem. I think you’ll like it. Have a listen.
So I just moved from Denver Colorado in the US to the beautiful city of Sydney in Australia. I can’t begin to tell you what a change this is, but I’m excited to experience a new city. I’m not sure I’m ready to lose all of the touring bands that I was spoiled with, but I’ll survive. The first big show planned is Grizzly Bear at the Sydney Opera House. What an amazing venue to see one of my favorite bands.
I’m also excited to finally see RÜFÜS in their home town. I’ve been a fan for a few years now and they’ve been a part of my DJ sets for some time. I absolutely love ‘Paris Collides’ and get excited when I get to play it on big speakers. I found ‘Tonight (Terace remix)’ in my SoundCloud stream today and wasn’t disappointed. Have a listen.
I fell in love with the original version of Disintegration featuring Dita Von Teese by Monarchy when I first saw the video. I listened to it without the visuals and still liked it (just as a gut check). Then I stumbled upon the Mighty Mouse remix and it’s good too. Have a listen, and make sure you watch the video… preferably when you’re not at work. The remix is a free download, so grab it while you can.
There isn’t a lot of information on either Bowmont or Plastic Health online. It’s that, or I just lost interest in finding any more content. All I know is that both the band Bowmont and Plastic Health are from New York. In my opinion, I would call the Plastic Health version an edit over a remix because the similarities between the original and the “remix” abound. Having said that, I really enjoy the track.
I tried to do a little research on Owlle, but all of the interviews and blog posts are in French, and I’m a stupid American. From what I can gather, she’s been compared to the likes of Robyn, Lykke Li, Bat for Lashes, and Fever Ray. I don’t know about any of that, but they were the only words I recognized. Also, she appears to be a Depeche Mode fan, so I like her already. I also think it’s funny that other music blogs are solely focusing on Moonlight Matters’ production of the song. Granted, I like this version a lot more than the original too. I would add to the conversation that Owlle has a unique voice and without her vocals, this song could’ve been flat. So with all the credit in the world, I say good job Moonlight Matters for taking this track to the next level. I’ve listened to it multiple times in a row and still enjoy the hell out of it.
bonus video: Owlle – Ticky Ticky
Frida Sundemo is from Gothenburg, Sweden. I don’t know much about her except that she’s so into music and creating it that she’s putting her medical studies aside for now. Immanu El is a group who is also from Gothenburg Sweden. I encourage you to listen to the remix (which I adore) and then listen to the original track as well. I went through and listened to some of Immanu El’s music on Soundcloud and you can definitely hear their influences in the remix. They take the original song which is very pop influenced, and slow it way down. It’s interesting in this case to hear how the song is suddenly dark, deep, mysterious. I’m focusing more on what Frida is saying. I’m enveloped in the music. This is what makes a great song.
This RAC remix of MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds has been out for a while. There isn’t much to say about it that hasn’t already been said.
I though the track was so good that it was worth sharing, ya know, just in case you haven’t heard it yet. Enjoy
What better way to start your day than with a sexy, bass-heavy monster remix of Tiga‘s Plush by the one and only Jacques Lu Cont. This gem is far better suited for late night sweaty dance floors, but I’m enjoying it just the same while sipping my coffee, toes tapping, head bobbing.
Also check out the previously featured track “Church” by Jacques Lu Cont (Previous post HERE). It’s one of my favorites.
I’m so excited to find another remix of Pacific Air’s Float. This time the track has been masterfully tweaked by RAC (Remix Artist Collective) based out of Portland Oregon. What I love is that between this version and the Fat Rat remix we posted earlier in November HERE, is that they are so entirely different, yet equally awesome. Which one do you prefer? Hear both below.