[Audio] Charli XCX’s ‘Boom Clap’ reMixed by Aeroplane

 

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What’s better than a Charli XCX track? Not a lot, but maybe a Charli XCX track reMixed by Belgian Disco don Aeroplane? The French Touch O.G. has taken Charli’s track from the The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack (and soon to be her next single) Boom Clap, and given is a supremely slick dancefloor workout, just short of cheesy, this is the bounciest thing you’ll hear all day.

This reMix is textbook Aeroplane, suited to the dancefloors of 2009. That’s no bad thing, it’s a classic sound that is bound to get the juices of any Nu-Disco fan flowing. It’s got those big French House synths that we all love so much stuttering out their eminently funky hook, and the punchiest of basslines to boot. Charli’s vocal mixture of smokey and shouty could have made for a strange combination, but Vito blends his irresistible good-times dancefloor gold with Boom Clap’s vocals like they were always meant to be. Here’s the start to your weekend.

♫ Charli XCX – Boom Clap (Aeroplane reMix)

Charli XCX’s Boom Clap is due out 20th July.

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[Video] Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX’s ‘Fancy’

 

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Iggy Azalea latest slice of bouncy synthed Hip Hop comes complete with a guest turn from the one and only Charli XCX. Check out the new video for Fancy.

The enigmatically named Director X puts this clip together, a raucous homage to Clueless.

Iggy Azalea’s Fancy is out now.

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[Video] Charli XCX’s ‘SuperLove’

 

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There’s a brand new Charli XCX song! This is something to rejoice. Coming so soon after her amazing début (proper) album True Romance, SuperLove gives us our first taste to Charli’s next phase. Surprisingly it’s got a bit of a New York Disco groove to it, it almost sounds like an XCX Pop version of the DFA sound. Totally addictive.

Directed by Ryan Andrews, the video is fun as hell. Well, it’s filmed in Tokyo, so you’d expect it would be.

Charli XCX’s début (proper) album True Romance is out now.

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[Video] Charli XCX’s ‘Take My Hand’

 

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This one was out last week, but I was busy, so fuck you, posting it now. Charli XCX’s track Take My Hand, from her awesome True Romance album, in video form.

Long-time XCX collaborator Ryan Andrews directs the clip that quite nicely captures the all-night haze of the song.

Charli XCX’s album True Romance is out now.

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[Audio] Com Truise reMixes Charli XCX

 

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We always love it so much when two of our favourite artists, and one who we though would never be working together, end up releasing something. It’s gotta be said, left-field ElectroPop princess Charli XCX seriously knows how to pick her reMixers, Goldroom, Lindstrøm, St. Lucia now dark futurist master Com Truise, who lends his Terminator synth work to Charli’s current single, What I Like, from her pretty awesome début album True Romance.

Truise applies his retro Sci-Fi synths to What I Like, completely flipping the mood of the track until it reeks of dystopian romance. Swirling BladeRunner synths and vintage drum machine beats rise and fall amongst soaring leads and Charli’s whimsical vocal. Com Truise’s music has a certain seriousness to it, which counterpoints the XCX flippantness to create something entirely new. Great beats, great synths, great vocals. Great reMix.

♫ Charli XCX – What I Like (Com Truise reMix)

Charli XCX’s What I Like is out now.

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[Audio] Lindstrøm reMixed by Charli XCX & Twin Idol

 

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In return for Norwegian Cosmic genius Lindstrøm reMixing here current single, You (Ha Ha Ha), ElectroPop princess Charli XCX has teamed up with Twin Idol to drop a radical reworking of Lindstrøm’s Fāār-I-Kāāl. And when we say ‘radical reworking’, we really mean it, Fāār-I-Kāāl, is I’m sure you remember is a bright, optimistic slab of funky galactic Disco. This is a bass heavy ElectroPop haze.

So what we have here is an R&B flavoured Bass track with and ElectroPop vibe. Charli lays down some vocals which the original track was missing and wraps the track in swirls of hazy synths and chimes. Big warping bass sounds jostle for space with haunting melodies as Charli and Twin Idol create a mood both of mystery and for dancing. Let’s face it, it’s pretty much a different song, but a pretty compelling one though.

♫ Lindstrøm – Fāār-I-Kāāl (Charli XCX Vs. Twin Idol reMix)

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[MP3] Charli XCX & Marina And The Diamonds

 

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Inevitable collaboration of the century? Or the collaboration we always expected to happen, but never really thought, for whatever reason, would happen. But it has. Not content with being US tour buddies and generally hanging out and causing trouble, the two most interesting female ElectroPop artists in the UK Charli XCX and Marina And The Diamonds have only gone and done a track together!

Put together in celebration of their impending North American tour together, which kicks off today, the duet, Just Deserts, reeks of raw emotional power, and fun. These guys obviously had a good time recording the track, and amongst the pulsating synth bass and tribal drumming is a powerful song that plays perfectly to this duo’s take on girl power. It also plays to both of their vocal strengths, before listening we wondered how their two very distinct vocal styles would mesh, but their almost call-and-response direction allows their voices to weave in and out of each other. This track is mesmerizing.

Charli XCX’s True Romance and Marina And The Diamonds’ Electra Heart albums are both out now.

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[Video] Charli XCX’s ‘What I Like’

 

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Here’s the video for Charli XCX’s infectious new single, What I Like, taken from her soon-to-be-released début long player True Romance.

Ryan Andrews directs this casual clip with a very Charli vibe, 8-bit graphics and all.

Charli XCX’s True Romance is released 15th April.

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[Audio] Charli XCX remixed by Lindstrøm

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You may have seen us get a little giddy about this tune last week on Google+ and Twitter. It’s out girl Charli XCX’s new single, You (Ha Ha Ha), reMixed my the space Disco man of the moment Lindstrøm. Alongside the Goldroom reMix, this is the one we were most excited about, and it doesn’t disappoint.

A little more stripped down and Housey than maybe we are used to from Lindstrøm, the track nevertheless retains all the Norwegian’s Cosmic Disco charm. Sparse and Groove, with an almost Dubby swing to it, Lindstrøm’s remix creates a woozy electronic mood into which he drops in and out swirling synths and warping bass sounds. How he manages to get so ecclectic with his pallet and still keep the vibe fun and funky I have no idea, but he pulls it off. Add to this Charli’s top vocal and you’ve got a track that lives up to the hype.

♫ Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha) (Lindstrom reMix)

You (Ha Ha Ha) is released 3rd February.

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[Audio] Goldroom reMixes Charli XCX

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We’ve been rocking to this track all week. Premièred last Friday on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show, we first heard wind of it the week before. Back before we heard it we asked Josh to describe his reMix in three words, his reply was “heartbreaking, lush, neon”. What more can you ask for in a tune? This is Goldroom’s reMix of Charli XCX’s ‘You (Ha Ha Ha).

So, it’s a combination we have been pretty excited about. It no secret to regular readers that we are particularly enamoured with Charli, and we’ve been following Josh’s career since the good old NightWaves days. Both very different artists, but if there’s one thing we love, it’s two different styles that we are big fans of coming together. Charli’s Gold Panda sampling You (Ha Ha Ha) gets the prefect Dreamwave treatment. Goldroom takes an abrasive, intoxicating ElectroPop track and morphs it into a nostalgic dream. Sprinkled liberally with a Disco groove, the reMix becomes a rolling wave of lush beats, a swirling cloud of intricate sounds, pinned down with an infectious piano hook. All of which lends a new inflection to Charli’s vocals, stripping them of some of their angst, gently bringing out the lament and enhancing the longing. Stellar remix.

♫ Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha) (Goldroom reMix)

You (Ha Ha Ha) is released 3rd February.

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