Ok Ok. Think of it as a pot-pourri of all the best track we haven’t already featured on their own. This week’s best tracks we haven’t had time to dwell on but none the less, deserve some of your precious attention :
Sometimes we get lucky, and today is that kind of day… We get to hear this uplifting house remix of Hercules & Love Affair‘s new track “Release Me” from the Love Affair’s Andy Butler and collaborator Mark Pistel. Produced for !K7 Records’ 27th birthday.
“It features this LA DJ called Whitney Fierce singing. Great name. She has a Bananarama thing going on with her voice. I decided to do something akin to that early ’90s mash-up thing. We pulled out old gear, early samplers, so we could get that low bit rate quality. It has that really rough sound. It’s very authentic of the period, kind of Stock Aitken Waterman production meets the Hacienda.” says Butler.
Hercules & Love Affair – Release Me (Remix by Andrew Butler and Mark Pistel) [audio:https://sodwee.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Release-Me-Remix-by-Andrew-Butler-and-Mark-Pistel.mp3]
Lisboa native, M.A.U (of which we already featured some awesome material earlier in the month) takes us even deeper into the realms of REM with his stunning rework of Summer Heart’s “I Wanna Go”. This is THE song for your autumnal sundowner. Get a feel for it below and download at will :
Summer Heart – I Wanna Go (MAU Remix) [audio:https://sodwee.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/01-I-Wanna-Go-MAU-Remix.mp3]
This sensibility is at play again in the stunning twenty-minute collage work he contributed to the upcoming Philip Glass remix project, Rework: Philip Glass Remixed. It’s tough to label what Beck has done here: bits and pieces of various Glass works surface in the music’s serene churn, stitched together with original interludes and, occasionally, Beck’s sighing, delicate vocals. It’s not exactly a remix– it’s a fantasia, a Glass house that Beck flies around inside like a ghost. It’s also the most startling and original piece of music with Beck’s name on it in a while, and the first new work to bear his own spirit in even longer. [via]
Philip Glass – 73 – 78 (Beck Remix) [audio:https://sodwee.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NYC-73-78.mp3]
Produced by Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Cass McCombs), “Everything Is Embarrassing” hinges on a trick so simple it almost shouldn’t work. After a verse of snappy, crisply sung dance-pop about long-awaited moments, Sky Ferreira does a quick vocal flourish to launch what should be a buoyant chorus. It’s a prom theme for people whose dates stumbled out the door during the last song, wistful and final but good enough to keep people dancing anyway. [via]
Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing [audio:https://sodwee.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Everything-Is-Embarrassing.mp3]