Creators Remix Roundup: Fool's Gold, Jamie xx, And Brodinski
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.
The un-appetizingly named “Piss Test” single from Fool’s Gold’s A-Trak has been remodeled by three more acts from the label’s lineup. Jim Jones is probably the most straight-forward, dirty rapper of the set and opens the track on point. Next come those freak-rap pranksters, the Flatbush Zombies. That is arguably my favorite name in hip-hop, and their verse sounds like what Ying Yang twins would sound like if they had real spitting skills and were on LSD. But hold out for El-P on the last verse, bringing some speed and closing up the track with laser-like precision.
On the theme of incestuous remixing, Jamie xx just released a remix of The xx song “Reconsider.” Jamie starts building up the layers about a minute in, and frequently will cut out the background noise before Romy’s coo comes back in, it’s like the soft-core version of a beat dropping. The whole effect is rather mystical and airy, then the siren-like background effects begin to sound like warped wolf howls.
And, as luck would have it, we have one more self-reflexive remix for you. Brodinski has teamed up with Canblaster to remix “One Night Stand,” the single that Canblaster and DJ Riton released together under the Symphony Hall moniker. Since the “Symphony Hall” collaboration was apparently a “one time only” event, we have to make the most of their single, and Brodinski and Canblaster chopped up the single and compiled it into a pulsating, sprawling seven-minute remix.