Our Creators are a talented and prolific bunch, and our inbox is always overflowing with alerts of new remixes and mashups from the incredible DJs and producers in our line-up. We just couldn't keep these fresh new tunes to ourselves because, after all, filesharing is caring. Here are our top picks from the past week.
Since Neon Indian‘s “Polish Girl” was one of Queens-based DJ and producer M A N I K’s favorite tracks of 2011, he decided to put his own disco-y spin on it. And overall, he establishes a harder beat that really complements the sparkly synths of the original. The best parts include the lethargic, meandering bass that comes in at 2:51 and the pacing switch-up right after the five-minute mark. M A N I K does a good job of bringing a lofty track back down to earth.
Stupid Microbes is a French duo that met on the dance floor in Germany. Influenced by acts like Fatboy Slim and Skrillex, they remix Birdy Nam Nam’s scratchy electro track “Jaded Future” and give it an Adult Swim-esque video remix featuring a one-eyed blue monster. Stupid Microbes say it themselves best: “The Stupid Microbes are not bad, but you will take bass in the face!” This is just that.
South African producer DJ Spolo, famous for his “Township funk” or “Bacardi house” brand of dance music, tricks out Glasser’s softly spun “Home” with kick drums and distinct, tonal electronic beats. Surprisingly, the two very different styles and approaches come together quite nicely.