Arrivals: DIANA – Perpetual Surrender + Four Tet Remix


421401_234526056666120_633569994_nChillwave, the “so 2011” internet music genre,  had a very few heroines and divas, apart from Zola Jesus and Sarah P (of Keep Kelly in Athens). Looking back, it seemed like it was a boys game. DIANA adds another female voice to this short list. As they try to sqeeze the last juices out of this shortlived aesthetic this Canadian band goes beyond the obvious sleepy synths laden, 80’s throwback. The roots of this project can also be traced to the mid 90’s heyday of female fronted triphop acts. The woman behind the mic, Carmen Elle, channels both childish squeak and maturity of Alison Goldfrapp at her most mellow, while the boys behind the decks and synths manage produce a surprising mix of warm and vintage sound, with few surprises.

Four Tet’s remixes might be a penny for a bunch these days, but this Afrobeat inspired, loopy rework is exceptionally good. Even for Mr Hebden’s usually high standards. It’s a free download at DIANA’s website. Get it here [Link here]

September 4, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Arrivals. Leave a comment.

25 Top Remixes of 2012 part 2 (10-1)


10. Ultraista – Small Talk (Four Tet Remix) (Available on Ultraista (Bonus Track Version))

9. Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet Remix) (from The Cherry Thing Remixes)

canyons-when-i-see-you-again-nick-zinner-remix8. Canyons – When I See You Again (Duke Dumont Rain On Kilimanjaro Remix) (from When I See You Again (Remixes) EP)

 

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7. Gossip – Move In The Right Direction (CSS Remix) (Available on Move In The Right Direction EP)

 

6. STARS – Theory Of Relativity (Diamond Rings Remix) (Free Download)

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5.  Woodkid – Run Boy Run (SebastiAn Remix) (Run Boy Run single)

 

4. The Rapture – Children (Darkstar Remix) (Children Remixes EP)

 

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3. St. Lucia – September (Punks Jump Up Funhouse Remix)

 

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2. Plan B – Ill Manors (The Prodigy Remix Instrumental)

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1. FaltyDL – Straight & Arrow (Gold Panda Remix) (from Straight & Arrow Remix EP on Ninja Tune)

January 13, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Playlist, Remix Academy, The Best of 2012. Leave a comment.

25 Top Remixes of 2012 part 1 (25-11)


25. Suranh – Watching The World (Prins Thomas Remix)

El-Perro-Del-Mar-Hold-Off-The-Dawn-610x61024. El Perro Del Mar –  (W. Pontonen Remix) (From Hold Off The Dawn EP)

23. RAC – Hollywood feat Penguin Prison (Escort Remix) (Free download)

22. Björk  – Sacrifice (Death Grips Remix) (Available on Biophilia Remix Series II)

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21. T.E.E.D. – Household Goods (Zeds Dead Remix) (Available on Housefold Goods (Remixes) EP)

20. Ladyhawk – Sunday Drive (Gigamesh Remix) (Free Download)

19. Casa Del Mirto – Deep Into My Mind (Welcome Back Sailors Remix) (From 1979 Remixed)

Toro-y-Moi-So-Many-Details-e135031422351318. Toro Y Moi – So Many Details (Remix Feat Hodgy Beats) (from So Many Details single)

17. Lana Del Rey – Blue Velvet (Classixx Remix)

16. The XX – Angels (Erol Sabadosh Remix)

15. Bat For Lashes – All Your Gold (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)

0001883745_50014. Kimbra – Two Way Street (Aeroplane Remix)

13. Lindstrom – Rà-Àkõ-St (Todd Terje Remix)

12. Jesse Boykins III – The Perfect Blues (Machinedrum Remix) (Available onf We’re New Here EP)

portugal-the-man-so-american11. Portugal. The Man – So American (Woodkid Remix)

January 12, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Playlist, Remix Academy, Selection box, The Best of 2012. Leave a comment.

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