Creators Remix Roundup: Shabazz Palaces, Chromeo, And Florence + The Machine
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.
Florence + The Machine: “Breath of Life”
This summer, the fairy tale world will get a rehash with Snow White and The Huntsman, in which the fictional damsel will finally come face to face with her nemesis, who may or may not be former republican presidential nominee Jon Huntsman. We’ll have to wait for the film to know for sure, and in the meantime, we get to rock out to the primal drums and epic vocals of Florence + The Machine’s “Breath of Life.” It’s yet another song from the band that walks the line between melancholy and hope, in this case derived from poison apples and packs of dwarves, respectively.
Chromeo: “When The Night Falls” (Savoy remix)
What happens when the night falls? Well, if you’re at a Chromeo show, something that is going to end your partying days in a big way. But aside from the original video, Dave 1’s unscrupulous yet sexy lyrics bang even harder on Savoy’s club remix of the track, one that’s got “summer anthem” written all over it. It comes with all the buildups, beat drops, and four-to-the-floor variations you crave when hyped up on a combination of liquor and taurine.
Shabazz Palaces’ remix of Lushlife’s “Hale-Bopp Was the Bedouins” [ft. Palaceer, Fly Guy Dai, Thadillac]
What was once a fairly conventional hip-hop track from Lushlife (who recently hooked us up with some dank LAYERS) featuring Das Racist’s Heems becomes another psychedelic experiment for Shabazz Palaces. The Seattle group’s remix of “Hale-Bopp Was the Bedouins” preserves mere portions of the original verses, chopping them up and favoring only certain snippets, with a serious Palaceer verse laid in. This is certainly a different approach to hip hop remixes, and we endorse it fully.