We’ve been meaning to post this for a while now, kept forgetting, we’re only human! It comes from Cascine, need we say more? Well, yes actually seeing as ‘saying more’ is pretty much the sole reason for our existence, but we wouldn’t have to, and maybe that’s what counts. Erika Spring is, of course, one third of the amazing Au Revoir Simone and she’s gearing up to release her début, self-titled, solo EP next month.
The lead track from the EP is Hidden, a lush three minutes full of broken beats, backmasking, airy synths and piercing lead lines. It’s a beautiful cacophony over which Erika’s vocals float like wisps of familiar smoke. The kick in the ass we needed to get around to writing this comes in the form of a new reMix from Nashville Chillwave guru Jensen Sportag who swoops in like a soft focus Michael Jackson to lay some Chilled Funk and reverb washed groove over the track. With a killer bassline and and some slick string verging on the Disco, Sportag has pulled off another killer tune.
Their single ‘Paganini Rocks’ is a 21st century reworking of Paganini’s ‘24th Caprice’, originally written in 1819 and will be instantly recognisable to even the most uncultured. This new take on the melody sounds fresh and is sure to hit the charts. The video for the track premiered this week, check it out:
The name might be a mistake though, the track’s actually really good and ‘Paganini Rocks’ makes it sound gimmicky.
‘Paganini Rocks’ is out 5th December and will feature reMixes from Mighty Mouse, Louis La Roche, James Talk, and Digital Soundboy.
We dropped the news of Au Revoir Simone’s forthcoming reMix album last month and now, with the release drawing closer, we can preview some more tracks for you.
With am amazing line up of reMix talent going to town on everyone’s favourite Indie-Electro girls it hard not to get a little exited about the release. Aeroplane’s chilled ElectroPop jam is almost perfect female fronted electronic music for the summer, sounding a little like Freezepop but with more kick. Chillwave (that’s the first time I have used that word on this blog!) pioneers Neon Indian’s reMix is actually very cool. Deep, raw, analog synths flying all over the place is defiantly the way forward for Chillwave (I said it again!). Clock Opera don’t fail to live up to (high) expectation with an intricate and intelligent toy piano led track.
New York based Indie-Electro darlings Au Revoir Simone are following up their acclaimed third album of last summer’, ‘Still Night, Still Light’, with an album of reMixes this June.
Titled ‘Night Light’ the release will feature reMixes from such names as Silver Columns, Aeroplane, Clock Opera, Jens Lekman, Neon Indian,Bass Clef, and Deradoorian (Angel Deradoorian from The Dirty Projectors), just to name a few!.
Silver Columns take on ‘We Are Here’ with a deep, slightly glitchy, Electro vibe, adding some new vocals and heavy percussion while the Aeroplane reMix (which first dropped late last year) of ‘Another Likely Story’ is a straight up Indie-Dance party jam!
Brooklyn based DJ trio Punches are making a bit of a stir in blog world with their Trumpet infused Disco reMix of Indie-Electro girl band Au Revoir Simone’s ‘Only You Can Make Me Happy’
Punches, composed of twin brother DJs Finger On The Pulse, Alan Astor & The Kid Robb, create a perfect summertime vibe, completely different from the original, but with a horn riff and Disco bassline that you can’t help but love.