Starting off this week’s Remix Roundup is a rework of the Scandi-Aussie group Say Lou Lou, featured on POETRY earlier this week for their latest synthpop efforts. Yannis Philippakis from Foals has revamped “Everything We Touch” from their soon to be released EP and the marriage works perfectly. Next up is another electronic gem from Australian collective RÜFÜS, who just released the ‘Night Version’ of their track “We Left,” the first song they ever wrote. Stream the dark albeit danceable number below and if you like what you hear, check out their latest album ATLAS. And finally, a mashup of Moderat‘s “A New Error” and Lykki Li‘s “I Follow Rivers” by UK’s Laz Arus. Francesco Torrisi, the Italian-born but London based producer has whipped up a fine piece of deep house ear-candy with wobbly synths and seductive vocals. Listen below and pick up a free DL over on Soundcloud.
For today’s installment of Remix Roundup, we have three completely different but individually stellar tracks in their own right. First off is Sydney duo Olympic Ayres, who dropped the upbeat electro-gem “Take Flight” a few weeks back. While not actually a remix, this electronic original will have you taking flight in no time, and is due out on their forthcoming EP Leisureplex later this year. Next up is the sexy mashup of Foals “My Number” over Booka Shade’s “Charlotte,” by fellow Australian artist RÜFÜS. Grab the free download here, and catch them at U Street Music Hall March 27 if you’re in DC. Last but not least is the latest from Austrian producer Cid Rim, an electric remix of Sky Ferreira’s “You’re Not The One” replete with arpeggios, shiny vocals over a choppy chorus, and a punchy bass line — the stuff good remixes are made of. Stream all three below.
Foals first landed on my radar with the release of their debut album, Antidotes in 2008. The indie group from Oxford have been making steady music ever since (particularly prominent in the UK), dropping their third studio album Holy Fire this month.
Although as a whole the music is a little too post-punk for me, I dig this house remix by the also Oxford-based (and totally amazing) producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) of their latest single “My Number.” Hot Chip also attempted a makeover over the song, but I much prefer TEED’s version. Check it out below, along with earlier effort of theirs “The French Open.”
Update: Foals will be coming to DC’s 930 Club May 5th!