RMX Roundup: Olympic Ayres / Foals vs Booka Shade / Sky Ferreira + Cid Rim

Sky Ferrieira Performs At Scala

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.

JENN’S EPIC ‘BEST OF’ LIST: 2012

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So long 2012 – Sydney NYE

Now that I’m back from abroad, I’m amped to finally be sharing my list of stand-out indie tracks from the last year!

In no particular order, below are my top 50 artists and/or tracks of 2012. Since I started blogging midway through the year, some of these artists have been honored with a post prior and some have not. Thus for the sake of diversifying, in some cases the featured track below is not necessarily my favorite but a varying version of the original or new track entirely (but equally adored, obv).

1. Alpine – Hands

 

2. Little Dragon – Ritual Union

 

3. Trails & Ways – Border Crosser (Seshen Remix)

 

4. Air Traffic Controller – You Know Me

 

5. Electric Guest – This Head I Hold (their cover of Little Dragon’s Ritual Union is a must-listen as well)

 

6. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing

 

7. Beat Culture – Useless

 

8. Tennis – Origins

 

9. Tanlines – S.A.W.

 

10. Beach House – Myth

 

11. Blackbird Blackbird – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)

 

12. Dems – Down on You (Hannes Fischer Remix)

 

13. Charli XCX – I’ll Never Know

 

14. Lord Huron – The Stranger

 

15. Ellie Goulding – Figure 8 (Alias Mix)

 

16. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) – Tapes & Money

 

17. Flight Facilities – Clair de Lune (ft. Christine Hoberg)

 

18. Wild Belle – It’s Too Late

 

19. Dirty South & Alesso – City of Dreams

 

20. Alt-J – Something Good

 

21. Bumblebeez – Next to You

 

22. St. Lucia – Closer Than This

 

23. Crystal Castles – Wrath of God

 

24. Sky Ferreira – Everything is Embarrassing

 

25. Ben Howard – The Fear (Moonlight Matters Rework)

 

26. No Ceremony/// – Feelsolow

 

27. The 1975 – You

 

28. Ultraista – Smalltalk

 

29. The Zolas – Knot In My Heart

 

30. Southern Shores – New Love

 

31. Django Django – Default

 

32. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)

 

33. Dan Croll – From Nowhere

 

34. Germany Germany – With You (ft. Kotomi)

 

35. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (The Knocks Remix)

 

36. Sun Airway – Close

 

37. Grimes – Genesis

 

38. Youth Lagoon – Daydream

 

39. Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)

(Track begins at 3:05)

 

40. Wild Child – The Tale of You & Me

 

41. The Naked and Famous – Young Blood

 

42. Dwntwn – See My Eyes

 

43. Passion Pit – Take A Walk

 

44. Beat Connection – Think/Feel (ft. Chelsey Scheffe)

 

45. Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute

 

46. Years & Years – I Wish I Knew

 

47. MS MR – Hurricane

 

48. Kindness – House

 

49. Hot Chip – How Do You Do (Todd Terje remix)

 

50. Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

These tracks also received a considerable amount of air time on my playlist this year.

1. The Xx – Sunset

 

2. Bloc Party – Truth

 

3. Cat Power – Ruin

 

4. Adventure Club – Retro City (Bronze Whale Remix)

 

5. Panama – It’s Not Over

 

6. Santigold – Disparate Youth

 

7. Phebe Starr – Alone With You

 

8. Viceroy – Chase Us Around – (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix)

 

9. U-Tern – You Don’t Know Me

 

10. The Establishment – Love Like This