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Creators Remix Roundup Week 49: Florence Welch, Kele and Riton

Florence Welch and Mark Ronson cover Kelly Clarkson, Kele vs. Bloc Party and Riton’s tribute to DJ Mehdi.

Portrait of Florence Welch by Tom Beard

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.

Florence Welch and Mark Ronson: “Since You’ve Been Gone” (Kelly Clarkson cover)

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Florence Welch of Florence + the Machines, who played at our New York event last Saturday, held an intimate backstage performance at the Diesel:U:Music Radio fest in London earlier this month with Mark Ronson on acoustic guitar (accented with a harmonious impromptu cell phone jingle). The duo covered America’s sweetheart Kelly Clarkson‘s chart topper "Since You’ve Been Gone." Though Welch can’t quite hit the high notes that Clarkson can, her wispy vocals still make quite the impression, especially since there’s no way any production or autotune could have made its way into the live acoustic set. Those are some pipes!

Kele feat. Lucy Taylor: “What Did I Do”

There was a bit of drama earlier this month when Kele Okereke blogged about finding the other members of Bloc Party rehearsing without him, but apparently they’ve just been working on a side project while Kele’s been finishing up his sophomore solo album The Hunter, which is due out September 7th. Here’s the first single off the new album featuring lead vocals by upcoming pop musician Lucy Taylor. Surprisingly, Kele only makes his appearance on the refrain, but we’re really digging the dubstep influences (for even a dubbier version listen here). The music video also kind of reminds us of a healthy version of Tom Vek’s “Aroused.” No?

Riton: “Dark Place” (DJ Mehdi tribute)

Above is the official video for Riton‘s “Dark Place,” which uses footage from obscure 80s British television show Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. The gritty, warped electro track seems to match the sci-fi, Scooby Doo feel of the visuals pretty well, but our hearts go out to Riton, as this is his first release since the death of DJ Mehdi (the DJs had a side project together called Carte Blanche).

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