Posts Tagged ‘Remix’

Black Sabbath is directly responsible for some of the hardest and heaviest sounds ever created by man or beast. One fateful day in Birmingham, seventeen-year-old sheet metal worker Tony Iommi lost a couple fingertips in a bloody industrial accident, and the world gained heavy metal as a result. Well, Iommi claims it was an accident, anyway. Seems more like a deal with the devil,

Anyway, despite their well-earned reputation as the grandfathers of everything hard, heavy, and unholy in general and the architects of blood-freezing doom metal in particular, early Sabbath wasn’t always heavy, all the time. They mellowed the fuck out on occasion. Brit DJ Robert E. Lee proves the case with the incredible Balearic Sabbath, a 35-minute excursion into Black Sabbath’s most placid moments, a slow n’ easy Sunday morning remix full of free-flowing flutes, jazzy coffeehouse guitar noodles and softly banged bongos. From “Planet Caravan” to “Laguna Sunrise” to “Solitude” and back, this droopy-eyed foray into Sabbath’s gentler side is the perfect soundtrack to your next lost weekend.

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It’s not been been very long since Belgian dance-rockers Soulwax remixed such ‘big deal artists’ like Arcade Fire and Pulp. But this new remix for ‘Let It Happen’ is kind of mindboggling, taken from Tame Impala’s latest album ‘Currents’. Here it becomes beefier and funkier, spanning beyond a whopping nine minutes. While I prefer the innocent fuzz drift of their original early material, this is definitely one of the better remixes I heard in 2015. Judge for yourself.

The sisterly trio of Haim has covered hits from Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Beyoncé (“XO”), and even Sheryl Crow (“Strong Enough” with the added help of good friend Lorde). Now, they’ve turned their attention to one of 2015’s most-talked about artists, Tame Impala. Check out this Haim Remix of Tame Impala’s “Cause I’m A Man,” a single off of his new album “Currents”. Haim take the song and slow it down a bit, add some great reverberating percussion, and a great vocal on top of it. The changes make this song into quite the powerful tune. It is more pop than the original psychedelia tune, but it sounds great! 

On Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show, HAIM debuted a lush rendition/rework of “‘Cause I’m a Man”,

SEM Exclusive Video: Elephant Stone Premieres “Echo & The Machine” (Al Lover Remix)

Today, SEM proudly premieres the video for Al Lover’s remix of Elephant Stone’s “Echo & The Machine,” the third track on ES3PRMX, which comes out on 2nd June 2015. Al Lover does a psychedelic/break beat remix of Echo & The Machine from Elephant Stone’s The Three Poisons (2014).
Taken from ES3PRMX out June 2nd, 2015 on Burger Records (CASSETTE)/Elephants On Parade Records (DIGITAL)

ES3PRMX is an album of inventive remixes of songs from Elephant Stone’s critically-acclaimed 2014 album, The Three Poisons. 

Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more.

Elephant Stone has released two LPs, an EP, and has toured throughout North American and Europe. They have spear-headed the Hindie-Rock movement with their deft ability of weaving together rock’n’roll, Hindustani classical, and catchy-as-all-hell pop. Elephant Stone’s third full-length, The Three Poisons. Their strongest/grooviest release to date,  for now, enjoy Al Lover’s work and the video that accompanies it.

SEM Exclusive Video: Elephant Stone Premieres “Knock You From Yr Mountain” (PIA Remix [Peter from The Dandy Warhols])

Elephant Stone have released the fifth video from their ES3PRMX album, which comes out on 2nd June 2015.
ES3PRMX is a collection of six remixes from Elephant Stone’s monumental 2014 album, The Three Poisons.

Today’s remix comes from Peter Holmström (aka PIA) of The Dandy Warhols.

Check out the video below to see how Holmström takes “Knock You From Yr Mountain” – one of the catchiest songs on The Three Poisons – into the stratosphere.

Directed by Elba Berganza http://cargocollective.com/elba
The Dandy Warhols’ Peter Holmstrom tears The Three Poisons’ lead single apart and shines a light on it’s darker/more evil aspects. A sub-bass speaker highly recommended.
Taken from ES3PRMX out June 2nd, 2015 on Burger Records (CASSETTE)/Elephants On Parade Records (DIGITAL)

Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more.

Elephant Stone has released two LPs, an EP, and has toured throughout North American and Europe. They have spear-headed the Hindie-Rock movement with their deft ability of weaving together rock’n’roll, Hindustani classical, and catchy-as-all-hell pop. 2014 will see the release of Elephant Stone’s third full-length, The Three Poisons.

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London sister trio Jagaara are releasing their brilliant new single “In The Dark” on Record Store Day 2015, but you can hear another previewd track  “In The Dark” is skeletal in every sense: the hi-hat and kick drum shamble into each other like clattering bones; its minimal guitar lines echo and repeat like a siren song; Jane’s vocals wander this icy landscape, her shadowy lyrics dangling heavy from the frame, telling the story of a love rotten and unrecognizable as the vibrant, pulsing thing it once was.

Mostly, the Edmonson Sisters are masters of these ethereal elements, building them expertly to a cleansing, darkly catchy climax. But at times, as when Jane belts “if it wasn’t for this love/I wouldn’t be in the dark” in the chorus, they sound possessed; the practitioners are overtaken momentarily by the magic they’ve conjured. And we are all the better for it.

“In The Dark” will be released as a limited 7” on Record Store Day with a remix of  “Heartbeats” by Edwin Congreave of Foals. The band says:  “We’ve always wanted our music on vinyl, and it’s finally happened! It’s so exciting to be a part of Record Store Day. We wrote ‘In the Dark’ all together, so the sentiment of the song resonates deeply with all three of us. We had an amazing time recording the track and we’re so excited for people to hear it. We can’t wait for our mini tour in May and for festival season to kick off! Itchy feet!!!”

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Jack Steadman from Bombay Bicycle Club has remixed the new single by Rae Morris, ‘From Above’.

Morris says, “I can’t tell you how excited and overwhelmed I am to be able to announce to you this very special remix of my single ‘From Above’ done by my friend Jack Steadman. I met Jack and the Bombay Bicycle Club boys last year when I supported them on their UK tour. I am such a massive fan of everything they create and hearing Jack’s take on my song is the most satisfying and inspiring feeling. I hope you dance hard to it!”

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Warpaint and Daughter makes a pretty good match: the moody, punchy attitude of the former meets up with the moody, airy temperament of the latter, and you end up with a pretty good remix. The two bands have announced that they will rework each other’s tracks on a new split for Record Store Day 2015. The first of these two remixes is Warpaint’s take on Daughter’s If You Leave track “Winter,” and the L.A. band adds some smoky instrumentation and a heightened sense of urgency to the sleepy original.

 

Los Angeles indie quartet Warpaint and UK folk outfit Daughter have joined forces for a new 12-inch single in which they’ll be remixing one another’s tracks. Due out on Record Store Day 2015, its previewed today with Warpaint’s contribution, a reimagining of Daughter’s 2013 If You Leave highlight, “Winter”.

 

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The road to one’s demise is often likely viewed in retrospect as a slow, somber, stately march to eternity.  However, the details in real time are tense and energetic, , loved ones rushing to the bedside, grief-stricken anger and inconsolable sorrow flowing forth.

Coming on the heels of last year’s wonderful Magnolia EP, one of my musical favourites Wilsen offering a remix on the next EP  here I am pleased to feature a peek.  Wilsen’s original “Emperor” recounted the death of its namesake in stark austerity, frontwoman Tamsin Wilson employing a dexterous use of space and silence to create a stoic, quietly deafening scene.

As a sharp counterpoint, Death Vessel (nom de plume of Rhode Island alt-folkie Joel Thibodeau) packs the track with frantic percussion and otherworldly vocal swirls.

“Magnolia – Remix”, featuring remixes of the other tracks by Wye Oak, White Hinterland, and Sun Glitters, will be available on the 14th April.  Wilsen will be playing  SXSW in Austin, TX 18th-20th March before supporting alt-soulman Matthew E White on a US tour. Lets hope they come back to the UK soon.

As previously reported, having always held mutual admiration from afar, Warpaint and Daughter have done one-off remixes of one another’s work. Having shared Warpaint’s remix of “Winter” by Daughter last week, today they unveil the second track from their remix collaboration, Daughter’s remix of “Feeling Alright” by Warpaint. The two tracks will be sold as a super-limited edition 12″ EP, available exclusively as part of Record Store Day 2015.

Warpaint and Daughter have teamed up to reimagine each other’s work.  Check out part 1 – “Winter” (Warpaint Remix) above – and watch this space this time next week for part two! Both remixes are being made into a super limited edition 12” EP, which will be available exclusively as part of Record Store Day 2015.