Cyndi Lauper and Awkoder? How can this be anything but awesome? The French SynthWave guru has brought a little Nu-Disco to that table with this re-edit of Lauper’s hit ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’. It’s a really good choice for an edit, if you strip away all the cheese connotations the last two decades have dumped onto the original track, you’ll fine it;s an insanely funky Pop number with elements ripe for reMixing.
Sure a lot of people edit Disco tracks, but this right here is a masterclass in editing ‘80’s Pop hits. What Awkoder has done is pretty simple, but very effective. Subtly adding a few elements, beats and arpeggios, and chopping the original track just enough to give it a kick, and no so much it sounds ridiculous (as with so many attempts at edits) he;s given this classic track a shot in the arm and made it fit for peak time in your set!
♫ Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Awkoder Re-Edit)
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Here is Futurecop!’s long awaited reMix of The Naked & Famous’ ‘Young Blood’.
They’ve been teasing it for a while now and the track doesn’t disappoint. Futurecop! are the true masters at crating massive sounding shiny ElectroPop with shit loads retro cool and their work on this track is no different. Employing their Electro arsenal Futurecop! take what is already an anthem in Indie-electro clubs and make it an Electro dancefloor powerhouse.
♫ The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Futurecop! reMix)
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‘Master And Servant’ is amongst my favourite Depeche Mode tracks, it’s also one that has always lent itself well to reMixes and faired slightly better in reMix output that some other DM songs.
So with the eagerly anticipated ‘reMixes 2: 81-11’ album, featuring Depeche Mode reMixes from the likes of M83, UNKLE, Trentemøller, François Kervorkian, Dan The Automator, Stargate, Eric Prydz, Karlsson & Winnberg (from Miike Snow) and Røyksopp amongst others, only a couple of week away we present this reMix, not featured on the album, from RSS who grab vocal and synth hooks from the tune and apply them to their hypnotic Acid-Techno.
♫ Depeche Mode – Master And Servant (RSS reMix)
‘reMixes 2: 81-11’ is released 6th June on MuteReprise, of extra special interest for me is the expanded editions which will include exclusive reMixes by former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder.
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Jon Fratelli, who is, unsurprisingly, a member of Indie Rockers The Fratellis, is about to release his first proper solo single, titles, ‘Santo Domingo’.
‘Why should you care?’ I hear you ask. I’ll tell you why, ‘cos this reMix by The Knocks is stunning, even worth the cost of the single. Fratelli’s Rock ‘N’ Roll swagger is prefect fodder for the NYC duo to work some piano Disco/Electro-Rock magic on this track. It’s a driving, powerful track that keeps the guitar riff subtly in the background to underpin some massive 90’s style dance chords and some heavy bass synth. It’s a pity that this kind of tune mostly turns up in reMixes. There are a few bands I can think of that make this kind of stuff but they are few and far between, it generally only occurs when really talented reMixers meet proper Indie-Rockers. So enjoy it whilst you can!
♫ Jon Fratelli – Santo Domingo (The Knocks reMix) (Master)
‘Santo Domingo’ is released 18th April on Island.
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