Creators Remix Roundup: Nick Zinner, Antonio Pinto, And Jamie xx
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 remix roundups, click here.
Chew Lips is a super attractive pop duo out of East London who who live life rolling around the city in a white, vintage Mercedes convertible… well, at least that’s what their new single “Do You Chew” projects. They brought in the multi-faceted, artist and musician Nick Zinner to remix the track who amps the song’s already strong synths, making them all the more confident, but blasé all the way. When it works, it’s such a great look when musicians can pull off being so nonchalant. Download over at Noisey.
Antonio Pinto: Get The Gringo Official Soundtrack
After crafting music for films of various genres from his native Brazil as well as Hollywood fare, Antonio Pinto takes on the soundtrack for a Mel Gibson action flick. Wait a minute, Mel Gibson is still acting in action flicks? Yes. And Get The Gringo is an interesting choice for a reversal of some of the stuff his been quoted on in real life. Nevertheless, Pinto’s soundtrack is yet another all-encompassing accompaniment, complete with everything from Tijuana-style anthems to sentimental guitar licks. Perfect thing for Mel to kick some ass to.
Soundcloud newcomer SKuFL took on the brave task of remixing the near perfect Jamie xx song, “Far Nearer.” Starting off with the instantly recognizable steel drums, which make the original track such a pleasure to the ears, SKuFL eases the melody into a rolling trap riddim. The track’s novelty aside, it wouldn’t hurt for there to have been a bit more progression throughout, but being such optimists, we see it as more of a successful attempt at capturing the experience one has when listening Jamie xx’s brilliant original.