[Audio] Soulwax reMixes Hot Chip’s ‘Huarache Lights’


Hot Chip

Soulwax have reMixed Hot Chip.

We could pretty much just end the article there really. That initial sentence have got everything you need to know in it, but we made a big deal about writing more and whatnot so strap in; words to follow.

It’s not the first time this awesomeness has happened of course, the Belgian live dance music dominators reworked Hot Chips Ready For The Floor back in 2008, now a classic track. Although having been quite, to the point of retirement, in recent years when it comes to original material, Soulwax/2 Many DJs have been knocking it out of the park recently on the reMix front and with their plethora of side-projects (Klanken, Radio Soulwax,the Deewee label, Despacio nights), so it makes sense that they would return to their Chippy chums for this killer mix.

Hot Chip’s Huarache Lights comes from the Indie-ElectroPop experimentalists sixth studio album, Why Make Sense?, released earlier this year. This particular exclusive reMix is taken from the forthcoming deluxe edition of that album, dropping later this month. The new album collection will also feature Hot Chip’s live favourite cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In the Dark.

Pushing the tune’s synths to the point of distortion, Soulwax deliver a reMix that tires, and reasonably successfully succeeds, in capturing their live ‘lightning in a bottle’. The beats are a hypnotic expanse of vintage drum machines, ushered along with one of their trademark EBM-lite juggernaut basslines, gruff enough to be powerful, but emotive enough to carry the song. Spikey and immediate, the synth riffs tower over the track, like a repeated mantra. The all perfectly contrasts with Alexis’ soft spoken vocals, which takes this abundance of sparse and abrasive electronic and brings them together in a song. Top stuff.

♫ Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (Soulwax reMix)

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[Audio] Soulwax reMixes Metronomy’s &’Love Letters’;



Devon Indie-ElectroPopsters Metronomy’s new album Love Letters is released today and in a surprise turn of events, the title track and lead single has been reMixed by Belgian Electro masters Soulwax. It’s the first new Soulwax track for quite a while and this six and a half minute epic certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Leading with a chugging riff, Soulwax deliver a fresh slice of their classic sound. This is pure Soulwax. Undulating, slightly Acidic, abrasive synths repeat throughout the track, slowly building to crescendo. With an EBM quality to it, that never detracts from the soulfulness of the use of the original, this reMix delivers a never ending juggernaut of snyth goodness, with a few surprises in the mix to boot.

♫ Metronomy – Love Letters (Soulwax reMix)

Metronomy’s Love Letters album is released 10th March 2014.

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Late Of The Pier, Soulwax reMix!

We knew there was a Soulwax reMix of Late Of The Pier’s ‘Best In The Class’ coming, and here it is! Released today as part of a Late Of The Pier reMix EP along with the Simon Bookish reMix of ‘Blueberry’.

Check the new video for the Soulwax reMix, it’s, frankly, pure Soulwax!

Bring on the chainsaw synths!

The reMix EP is out today on vinyl and 6th September digitally.

Late Of The Pier @ Beatport

Late Of The Pier @ Juno

Late Of The Pier @ 7Digital

Late Of The Pier @ Amazon

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Peaches returns


May 4th will see the release of Peaches’ new album, ‘I Feel Cream’, her first in three years. It sees working with a roster of producers that reads like a who’s-who of Electro. Names include Soulwax, Simian Mobile Disco, Gonzales, Digitalism and Drums Of Death.

The first single from the album will be the double A-side ‘Talk To Me’/’More’, produced by Soulwax and Simian Mobile Disco respectively.

The tracks sound just as you’d expect, the Soulwax one sounding like Soulwax featuring Peaches and the SMD one sounding like SMD featuring Peaches!

‘Talk To Me’ is an Electro-Rock riot whilst ‘More’ is a thumping club affair.

Peaches – Talk To Me (Produced By Soulwax) (zShare) (MediaFIre)

Peaches – More (Produced By Simian Mobile Disco) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘I Feel Cream’ is out May 4th on XL Recordings.

Peaches @ Beatport

Peaches @ Juno

Peaches @ 7Digital

Peaches @ Amazon

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