Creators Remix Roundup: Jamie xx, Florence + The Machine, And Birdy Nam Nam
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.
Even though producer Jamie xx is technically already a member of The xx, he turns his production chops once again on “Sunset” (much like he did for “Reconsider”) doubling the track time and cutting the track up with stalls, loops, and adding an extended intro. When the beat picks up after the five-minute mark, we’re once again shaking our heads at the producer’s ability to make the ever-introspective xx into something danceable.
Florence + the Machine‘s ominous and skatter-brained sounding instrumentation on “What The Water Gave Me” gets a re-rub from Hungarian producer and DJ Retroid. He turns down the powerful vocals and adds in his own beats and twinkling melodies, transforming the song from orchestral to something a little more cinematic. If you’re into it, download the remix here.
French turntablists Birdy Nam Nam churn out a remix of buzzy British popstar Ellie Goulding‘s “Anything Can Happen.” Musically, they render it pretty unrecognizable until Goulding’s Grimes-esque cries come in. Props to Birdy Nam Nam for the subtle call and response effect. It’s a few months old, but it’s banging.