GIMME5 is the opportunity to discover 5 worthy tracks in one post. Today, here’s a selection of remixes of tracks by LP, The Temper Trap, The Lost Angeles, Max, and Michael Blume that definitely need to be heard. Check out the remix skills of producers like VILLAGE, Kasbo, The Lost Angeles, Kids Want Techno, Sokko, and AOBeats below!
Those who have discovered LP‘s (aka Laura Pergolizzi) music realize what a fantastic artist she is. Her music has a steady mix of pop-folk influences, and her voice has the most unique and warbling textures to it. “Lost On You”, which originally is a folksy, melancholy tune, is given a remix treatment by VILLAGE. The result is this crazy, dissonant, and satisfyingly jarring experience that completely transforms the original tune. LP‘s vocals go through a series of filters and VILLAGE uses her voice to draw out melodic vocal chopped melodies.
Fans of indie pop-rock are probably well familiar with band The Temper Trap, and 20-year-old Swedish producer Kasbo makes the sentimental track give off even more of the feels with his remix. While the original, rambling BPM has not changed, the vocals are singled out in this remix and all the original instrumentals have been left out in favor of some melodic, zippy synths. The result is an emotional, electronic track that beautifully molds itself around the traits of the original that made it such a great song.
The Kids Want Techno remix of “Coulda Been Something” takes the original, electro pop track ripe with plucky synths and a driving beat and makes it into a brooding, melancholy track. The melodic theme that reappears in the track sounds anticipatory and haunting in its simplicity. This remix seems to indicate that Kids Want Techno is going a big step away from the more lighthearted direction they were in before. But no complaints, this new direction is pretty cool too!
If you’re looking for more dance groovy remixes, you’ll definitely want to hit up this remix of “Basement Party” by Sokko. MAX may be familiar to you if you checked out our review of Wheathin‘s remix of his original track, “10 Victoria’s Secret Models”, and the guy seems to have an endless number of songs that just grab your attention. This remix adds in some snaps and slightly speeds up the tempo of the original track to make it more danceable. Overall, Sokko remix sends a ton of good feelings and emotions all around.
Damn, there’s so much to love about this remix. Okay, there is also so much to love about the original track of Michael Blume: “Colors”– it’s this brilliant indie pop track that is steeped in emotion, and the first time I heard it, I got chills. However this AOBeats remix is sleek, sensuous, dark, and also retains many of the qualities that made the original so lovable. The drop (which first comes in around 0:57) is this popping, sexy as hell combination of snaps and vocal chops. Haven’t really spotlighted AOBeats before, but after this remix there’s no doubt this Moving Castle member is going to be carefully watched by us over here at HighClouds.