Creators Remix Roundup: Florence + A$AP Rocky, Pantha Du Prince, And Chromeo
Our Creators are a talented and prolific bunch, and our inbox is always overflowing with alerts of new remixes and mashups from the incredible DJs and producers in our line-up. We just couldn’t keep these fresh new tunes to ourselves because, after all, filesharing is caring. Here are our top picks from the past week. For past Creators Remix Roundups, click here.
Heartbreak means something very different to A$AP Rocky and Florence Welch, respectively, or at least that’s the feeling we get from their creative personas. And while it may have been a poor choice to have Rocky flex his singing voice between two hooks of Welch’s refined croon, the song bangs pretty hard. We attribute a good part of it to that snare sound, like a tennis ball getting smacked down a subway tunnel.
Pantha du Prince’s fascination with bell sounds is about to hit a fever pitch this month with the release of his collaboration with The Bell Laboratory, an ensemble consisting of various melodic percussive instruments. “Spectral Split” is a little preview of their joint sound, that manages to stay pounding and dreamy all at once.
If you’re going to cover a Chromeo song, you should blow the dust off of that vocoder, and that’s exactly what happened in this sensual robotic cover of “Hot Mess.” How does it measure up with the original? You decide.