Creators Remix Roundup: Brodinski, Florence + the Machine, And Animal Collective
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.
Rolling Stone has an exclusive stream of Theophilus London‘s Timez Are Weird These Nights: The Remixes, which features new renditions of every song from the Brooklyn hip-hop artist’s debut album of the same name (sans The Remixes). Available for purchase April 24, the album opens with Brodinski’s remix of “Last Name London,” electronic, delicate and dance floor-ready. Put in some headphones and jam out for the afternoon.
We’ve seen a number of notable remixes of “Cosmic Love,” but this is hands down the most ambitious of them all. Transforming the ballad into an anthem, Seven Lions pays special attention to the celestial, surreal melodies that make the song so impressive. With an understated introduction, the track builds into a bass heavy dubstep coalescence of dramatic vocals and handsome instrumentals.
Japanese rock band Heavenstamp and Warner Music Japan are holding a contest as a means to expose “the future of the music video.” Fans will create a video to accompany Animal Collective’s remix of “Decadence”, a dream-like rendering typical of the experimental artists. A constantly evolving sonic identity is present throughout the rendition, evoking a sense of subliminal ecstasy.