[MP3] Gigamesh reMixes Talking Heads’ ‘Once In A Lifetime’


Talking Heads

The background hook from Talking Heads’ 1980 classic Once In A Lifetime, has been sampled in everything from Hip Hop to House, now it’s the turn of Minneapolis based synthetic Disco merchant Gigamesh to bring the jangles to Disco with his pretty storming reMix of the track. The man is heading out on tour this autumn, you can find the dates here, so this one makes for a nice primer.

A nice primer for the weekend too, as Gigamesh deliver the grooviest of backbeats, an infectious mix of Disco and Big Beat, to drive the shining Once In A Lifetime hook and a cavalcade of psychedelic synths. Gigamesh does what no other reMixer of this track has done before, that is to look at the song and think ‘how would this have worked if it was initially written as a dance track’, and keeps faithful to the original arrangement while really getting perfectly where the breaks and builds feel like they should be.

Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (Gigamesh reMix)

Once In A Lifetime is taken from Talking Head’s album Remain In Light, which is, unsurprisingly, out now.

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[Audio] Man Without Country reMixes Miike Snow

Miike Snow

This is epic. Welsh Electronica duo Man Without Country are set to follow the release of their début album Foe with an official album of their remix work, featuring reworks they’ve done for the likes of M83, Moby, Chad Valley, Active Child and this absolute monster of a track for Miike Snow.

Man Without Country (which is a bit mean to Wales really) deliver a remix of Miike Snow’s Pretender that manages to be both moody and exhilarating. With a strong mid-90s vibe to it, the track is loaded with big beats and growling synths, like Depeche Mode meets The Crystal Method, alongside Miike Snow’s heartfelt vocal. the result is a classic Indie-Dance track, just the right amount of melodic, just the right amount of raucous, that bodes very well for the rest of the reMix album.

♫ Miike Snow – Pretender (Man Without Country reMix)

Man Without Country’s RMX album is released 4th March but available to listen to on Spotify from 25th February.

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