Creators Remix Roundup: Sulumi, Dillon Francis, And Mark Ronson
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.
I know we’re all still getting a handle on the ‘Snoop Lion’ transition. Until we can watch the new Reincarnted documentary and get a handle on this new transformation, Sulumi has found a way to wring yet another precious droplet of entertainment value out of Snoop’s Jamaican digression. Taking the weed-saturated lead single “La La La” and dousing it with low synths, beat clicks and hand claps, Sulumi gives Snoop [insert mammal here] a brand new club banger. Also, the vocal tracks are in slow-motion, in keeping with the track’s 4/20 roots.
Monsta’s track “Where Did I Go” is something like the dubstep version of Jon Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” (and I mean that in the best way possible). Plucking the titular sample and implanting it in an electro-funk beat, Creator Dillon Francis and his collaborator Kill Paris give us the best of both worlds. Kill Paris’ slick dub fuses brilliantly with Francis’ anthemic synths until the song evaporates into wafts of synth chords and echoes.
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.’s collaboration with “karma chameleon” Boy George, “Somebody To Love Me,” produced a retro track with some dramatic vocals and steel drums thrown in for good measure. In advance of their gig with Mark Ronson in Singapore, Brooklyn dance musicians Avan Lava have put a glossy, 90s spin on the song. Think of a track from Night at the Roxbury sung by the lead singer of Scissor Sisters, and this is about what you’d come up with.