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Creators Remix Roundup: Gang Gang Dance, Florence + the Machine And Emicida

A weird Christmas tune from Gang Gang Dance, Florence gets a Dave Sitek rework and Emicida re-imagined.
December 23, 2011, 11:13pm

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.

Lizzi Bougatsos and Josh Diamond: “Dope Xxxmas”
If Christmas carols generally want to make you want to sink into a deep fog of eggnog, than this sultry slur might just be the song for you. Lizzi Bougatsos and Josh Diamond of Gang Gang Dance conjured up this ‘CHRIST-mass’ canticle that speaks of generally honest holiday themes like Black Friday, bad Santa, the fact that it’s cold outside, how to wrap presents and how to look important (we’re not really sure what that last one has to do with anything, but we’re going with it). The sleazy synths paired with Bougatsos’ disoriented vocal stylings are sure to make this Christmas a year to remember, maybe. Listen and download over at Calvin Klein’s holiday party.

Florence + the Machine: “No Light, No Light” (Dave Sitek remix)

Florence + the Machine‘s “No Light, No Light” is technically their second single off of their newly-released album Ceremonials, though it was the first song to be written. The music video takes place in a gothic cathedral looking over Manhattan complete with a flock of choir boys and a voodoo priest. Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio, characterizes the song with TV’s distinct drums and angelic synths, bringing the powerhouse vocalist Florence Welch out of her own personal purgatory.

Emicica: “Triunfo” (Skeeter Beats remix)

Fellow Brazilian musician Skeeter Beats has given the São Paulo-based legend Emicida a clean, brassy instrumental treatment. It’s almost if the rapper himself was performing in his own over-the-top Broadway rap show in a tuxedo, rather than walking the streets wearing a Jeep shirt.


Spank Rock’s mini-mix for BBC Radio 1.