RMX Roundup: Childish Gambino + Oliver Nelson / RÜFÜS DU SOL + What So Not / CHVRCHES + Gryffin

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The last couple of weeks have seen the release of some enterprising remixes, which means it’s time for a new Remix Roundup — a semi biweekly segment in which we bring you the latest and greatest mixes circulating the interwebs. First up comes courtesy of Oliver Nelson, who’s reworked Childish Gambino‘s hit track “Sober.” Nelson’s rendition is an infectious, funk-infused feel-good track that will leave you as high as Gambino avows. Nelson is giving this one away for free on Soundcloud, so make sure to add it to your summer playlist.

Next, RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s transcendent track “Innerbloom” gets a bright future sound rework by Sydney producer What So Not. Keeping the melancholic vibe of the original, What So Not ups the bass and tempo, rendering it dance-floor ready. Listen below.

And finally, LA producer Gryffin has done outdone himself with this official new mix of CHVRCHES “Clearest Blue.” Already a standout track on CHVRCHES’ latest LP Every Open Eye, Gryffin transforms the pop number into a euphoric, electronic house anthem, making this a contender for best remix we’ve heard all year.

RMX ROUNDUP: alt-J + The Golden Pony / London Grammar + Claude VonStroke / CAZZETTE + Oliver Nelson


Time for another Remix Roundup! First up in this week’s installment, Brooklyn-based house duo The Golden Pony put their spin on Alt-J’s “Hunger Of The Pine.” Keeping the general temperature of the original, they turn up the tempo while infusing some kaleidoscopic synths into this deep disco edit. In other words, everything you loved about the original but now with a dance beat! Pick up a free download on SoundCloud.

And then we have the lovely new Claude VonStroke reinterpretation of London Grammar‘s single “Strong.” As opposed to the High Contrast Remix we also love, celebrated producer/DJ and pioneer of Dirtybird Records Claude calls out the softer elements of the original. Interweaving Hannah Reid’s lustrous vocals with a guitar riff and house shuffle, the result is a gorgeous effort — the chord change around the 1:48 mark will melt your heart. You can find this track on London Grammar’s compilation of If You Wait mixes, available on iTunes.

Finally, Swedish producer Oliver Nelson renders CAZZETTE‘s track “Sleepless” into a nu-disco gem. The original has inspired a myriad of remixes, but Nelson hits just the right note with his effortless retouch. Stream below.