There have been a lot of remixes for Phoenix‘s great single Lisztomania, but one in particular has found a place close my heart: the one by Parlez-vous Anglais (Do You Speak English), a French band that somehow managed to make the original song sound ever cooler.
I also noticed they recently put out an EP called Sunglasses & Shirts and it’s pretty neat, so go and give it a listen on their Soundcloud if the song above pleases your ears.
It must be weird, to put out an EP with remixes of your song from other artists, and one of them is just better than yours. That doesn’t mean that your original track is necessarily bad, of course, but still, it problaby stings a little. In this case, we’re talking about the Bit Funk‘s remix of an Adulture & OCD Automatic collaboration, the song Paper Cat. It’s one of the grooviest remixes that I’ve heard in a while, and that bassline that comes in at around 0:19… well, you’ll know what I’m talking about it when you listen to the track below. Some brilliant human being has chosen their cat as the star of a homemade clip for the song on Youtube, and it’s so groundbreaking I just had to put it here.
The whole EP features remixes by The Phantom’s Revenge, Sammy Bananas and Free Magic and it’s worth a listen, if only to see what they’ve done to the original track.
You may have heard Bonobo‘s new single, Cirrus, whose clip was created by Cyriak, the dude who made those strange videos pretty much everybody on the internet has seen, where cows do weird shit.
And to be perfectly honest, I’m just using this bit of news to introduce a song from 2002 (that was more than 10 years ago, as Death creeps ever closer) that I actually find better than Bonobo‘s new single : a remix on the song Beachy Head by Mechanical Me. The original is quite gloomy, and clearly not as good as the remix – or maybe the remix is just that awesome. I’ll let you judge for yourselves :
The song comes from an album called One Off Remixes & B- Sides, and if the remix you just heard is your kind of thing, I highly suggest you go and check the whole thing out. It notably features a quite interesting remix by Jon Kennedy (without the H, this one is still alive) of Bonobo‘s classic Dinosaurs; if you’re bored, you can have fun comparing the two and trying to understand why the original is so intense and the remix so relaxing.