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Creators Remix Roundup: Boys Noize, Gang Gang Dance, And Amon Tobin

Boys Noize’s new side project, Brian DeGraw gets weird, and downtempo with Amon Tobin. Plus Jamie xx’s new single and Richie Hawtin’s 2012 mix.

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.

Handbraekes: #1 EP

Handbraekes is a new collaborative endeavor from German producer and label owner Boys Noize and French musician/director Mr. Oizo. Their four-track EP #1 EP is out later this month, which you’ll love if you like fidgety, ADD-esque house music. It certainly hammers its point across (literally) and flows in a way that’s best listened to while swaying away under an array of lights at your favorite club. This is relevant Euro-electro at its finest.


W0RM B1N aka Brian DeGraw: Improvised Transmission

It’s no surprise that W0RM B1N is a side-project from Gang Gang Dance percussionist/soundscaper Brian DeGraw. The two-and-a-half-minute improvisational jam definitely flows from the same vein as GGD, but in a more focused way that’s not as loose and open-ended… even though this sound clip is apparently spontaneous. We appreciate it because for once the focus is on the instrumentation, and not on frontwoman Lizzi Bougatsos’ ethereal crackle. We’re predicting it’s only a matter of time before DeGraw’s running the underground NYC DJ circuit… that is, if he isn’t already.

Bonobo: “Scuba” (Amon Tobin remix)

Bonobo‘s “Scuba” sounds exactly like what you’d hear during a warm afternoon set somewhere in Colorado, because it’s kind of jam band-y without being stereotypically so. Amon Tobin gives it a little extra edge by slowing it down and smoothing out the funk, making it a track you’d actually probably want to listen to while cruising coral reefs underwater. If you listened to #1 EP in its entirety, you’re going to need this one.


Young Turks radio set and premiere of Jamie xx’s “Touch Me” around the 49-minute mark.

Richie Hawtin’s 2012 mix.