Creators Remix Roundup: Montevideo, Chilly Gonzales, And CSS
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.
Most remixes tend to condense a song, or splice up sections of a song and layer them on top of one another, right? Not when you have Tom Furse from The Horrors at the helm. His latest remix of “Castles” by Belgium-based Montevideo takes the three minute alt-rock single and stretches it into an atmospheric six minutes which are doused in somber Beach House-y echoes and some of the best organ work I’ve heard in a pop song for a while. The mysterious new remix comes complete with a new video featuring some crazy technicolor peyote smoke and an unidentified man on some sort of vision quest.
The extremely literal name of Chilly Gonzales’ latest album Solo Piano II is called into question by this new remix by Paris-based DJ SCE. Taking Gonzales’s melodious track “White Keys,” and adding light electronic clicks and pulses is not as blasphemous as it seems. The push and pull between the piano and the electronic lets the track build and swell effectively and makes the pull-back of only hearing the keys even more affective.
CSS: “I’ve Seen You Drunk Gurl”
The girl described in the latest CSS single should probably sign herself up for that show Intervention. But Lovefoxxx and crew would definitely count themselves as enablers. With the chant-chorus “I’ve seen you drunk girl, and you’re not drunk yet,” the track manages to make waking up with “a hotdog in your bed” sound more fun than it probably (definitely) is. Pre-gamers across the country should be listening to this.
CREATOR BONUS MIX
Our friends over at Fool’s Gold have released another monthly mix from label head A-Trak. Aside from the pulsting, glossy remixing skills on display, “Fool’s Gold Radio” also features some great lines from it’s DJ, including: “Fool’s gold’s got jams… marmalades…” and “I am the weatherman. Today’s forecast is: the groove.” That’s some profound stuff.