Happy Saturday everyone! This week’s edition of Remix Roundup begins with a new rework of HAERTS‘ “Hemiplegia” by the UK act Avec Sans. Having ties to the HAERTS’ bassist Derek McWilliams (Alice Fox of Avec Sans was formerly in a band with him), it made perfect sense that they should put their own spin on “Hemiplegia,” applying their signature synths to transform the original into an uplifting summery mix. Stream below and pick up a free download via their Facebook page. Next up is the more downtempo but still brilliant, percussion-focused remix of Bonobo‘s “Terrapin,” by the young London producer known as SaneBeats — also available for free DL on Soundcloud. Lastly, I leave you with another stunning remix of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” this time from Boston based duo Soul Clap. Dubbing their effort as ‘the Balearic remix,’ Soul Clap slows things down with mesmerizing synths and groovy calypso beats. Stream below.
Another installment of Remix Roundup to get your Saturday night started off right. In a brilliant move by Bonobo, Simon Green uncovers the 1977 track “Les LaBas” by French jazz instrumentalist Henri Texier. With a South American-feel to it, this epic recast will transport you to someplace tropical in no time. Next up is The Knocks remix of HAIM‘s “If I Could Change Your Mind,” which transforms the original pop number into a seductive after hours edit. Finally, continuing the tropics theme is Sydney-based Thief, whose track “Closer” gets dressed up in calypso vibes by New Zealand duo Weird Together. Fresh off a showcase at SXSW and the release of his EP, Thief’s PJ Wolf is poised to bring his minimalist electropop sound to the masses this year. Best of all, every single one of these tracks is available for FREE DL by following the respective Soundcloud link below. You’re welcome.
The Brooklyn-based and British-born electronic producer Bonobo (aka Simon Green) released new album The North Borders a couple months back, and it’s one you should know. The artfully layered sounds and textured melodies of Green’s music are exemplified on the track below.
Bonobo’s upcoming tour dates can be found on his website here, including a stop at DC’s 930 Club in October.