Photo: Raz Ohara And The Odd Orchestra
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.
“On’n’On” off Justice’s most recent album Audio, Video, Disco is due out at the end of the month as a separate single, featuring several remixes like this one from French Creator Brodinski. While perks of the original include throaty, slightly auto-tuned, crooning vocals set against a dynamic audioscape that reminds us of “Civilization” (but really reminiscent of all their best work), the remix features a longer intro and faster vocals that get an extreme glitch effect. Listen to Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay discuss the track here.
We all remember when preppy indie rock band Vampire Weekend hit mainstream success with their debut self-titled album back in 2008. Though this Chromeo remix is a few months old, its emergence years after the original is true testament to the album’s continued relevance. Patrick Gemayel and David Macklovitc bring their characteristic smooth, funk-ibility to the track, taking it from afro-influenced rock to hip-shaking upbeat pop.
This is the first time we’ve heard of Berlin-based (we think) Raz Ohara and The Odd Orchestra, but it’s a welcome introduction because their eloquent jazz-influenced instrumentation is so easy to listen to. Fellow Berliner and recent Creator Pantha du Prince strips the vocals (until five minutes in) and incorporates his trademark bells with electronic drum beats, abstracting the song and taking it to new heights.
CREATORS BONUS TRACKS
“Music Please” by DJ Wordy and Soulspeak