[Audio] Charli XCX remixed by Lindstrøm

Charli XCX

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

Charli XCX

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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[Video] Charli XCX’s ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’

Charli XCX puts together a Spice Girls army in her latest video. The Gold Panda grooving You (Ha Ha Ha), her forthcoming new single, gets a neon grindhouse makeover.

Ryan Andrews directs and brings out the swagger of the track perfectly, letting Charli shine.

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

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[Audio] Charli XCX’s ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’

Charli XCX

ElectroPop’s Goth princess Charli XCX’s new track recently débuted on Radio 1. Super Ultra Mixtape aside, You (Ha Ha Ha) is the follow up to Charlie’s excellent You’re The One. We’re not sure what’ll happen with this track, whether it’ll be a new single, or if it’s a track of Charli’s forthcoming album, but it;s an interesting mashup.

The track is essentially Charli singing over Gold Panda’s track of the same name (minus the Ha Ha Ha’s). A pounding Electro groove with samples flying left and right, Charli makes the track her own as her vocals get deeper (emotionally, not her range) with each release, she’s really developing a unique flow, which is shown off to it’s fullest on You (Ha Ha Ha).

♫ Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha)  (Radio Rip)

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[Video] Charli XCX’s ‘Cloud Aura’

Here’s Charli XCX’s new video, the rough and ready Cloud Aura featuring Brooke Candy (of Grimes’ Genesis video fame), as featured on her recent Super Ultra mixtape.

Ryan Andrews directs the clip, which we refuse to believe was made without the aid of booze.

You can grab the Super Ultra mixtape from Charli XCX’s website.

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Charli XCX’ ‘So Far Away’ video

So, the UK version of Charli XCX’s amazing You’re The One EP is finally out and comes equipped with a new track, So Far Away, here’s the video.

Ryan Andrews put the clip together, which if you’ve seen many of Charli’s DIY clips before, you know the kind of thing to expect. Just switch off and enjoy.

The You’re The OneEP is out now.

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Charli XCX’s The Internet reMix video

This is the new official video for Odd Future’s The Internet reMix of one of the best songs of the year, Charli XCX’s You’re The One. The reMix is nice enough, not a patch on St. Lucia’s but it’s got a nice groove. The rapping, however, by Mike G, is some of the laziest, worst rhyming we’ve ever heard. Shame really, it ruins quite a cool mix.

Directed by Claire Boyd and Rayn Andrew, the video is all a bit three years ago. We’ve seen the whole Goecities/.gif thing done so many times now, admittedly this is probably the best we’ve seen it done, but it’s still done.

The You’re The One EP is out now, the single version is released 19th August.

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Charli XCX reMixed by St. Lucia

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It’s like someone, somewhere in the world sat down and thought, “what would the guys at electronic rumors like this week?” And then set this up. No, we haven’t stopped being obsessed with London’s eclectic ElectroPopper Charli XCX’s You’re The One, ‘played to death’ might be something you could say. We’re still excited about the forthcoming proper single release though, especially now we’ve heard the first reMix, from excellent New York Indie-ElectroPopper St. Lucia.

And it’s top stuff too. I mean, what could make the future noir meets urban LDN of You’re The One and better? How about a funky as hell DiscoPop bassline and, yes, a little tropical flavour? This reMix really plays with the vocals, creating new rhythms from the lyrics and cutting and swapping parts, big familiar chorus aside, it’s a fresh take on the song itself. Of course, this is all building up to a massive ‘80’s finale that’ll have the hairs on the back of your neck standing up.

Charli XCX – You’re The One (St Lucia reMix)

The You’re The One EP is out now, the single version is released 19th August.

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Big C reMixes Alex Metric & Charli XCX

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Yes, we are still obsessed with Charli XCX’s new single, You’re The One. No, we don’t really need an excuse to post about her, but it doesn’t hurt that the man Big C has dropped a new reMix of XCX & Alex Metric‘s End Of The World. Careful now, it’s not what you’re expecting.

What we have here is probably the cream of Big C’s productions so far. What it is also is a big Dub tune. Coming from Bristol I have a massive soft spot for Dub, especially electronic Dub, it’s kinda’ in my blood, and Big C works it here to pretty stunning effect. Not only is the reMix innovative, it’s pretty slickly produced too. It’s a reMix that isn’t just going through the motions, it really understands the original and works with it in a completely organic way. In retrospect the original totally opens itself up to a Dub mix, but it’s taken Big C jumping on that to see it to it’s fullest potential.

Alex Metric (Feat. Charli XCX) – End Of The World (Big C reMix)

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Charli XCX’s ‘You’re The One’ video

Since we last wrote about Charli XCX’s new single You’re The One, and how we quite liked it, we’ve become obsessed with it, it’s easily going to feature in our top tracks of the year. The combination of unique vocals and Industrial beats tempered with soft BladeRunner synths has us hooked.

And now there is finally a video!  Mucking around in a warehouse follows.

The ‘You’re The One’ EP is out now.

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