Our Creators are a very talented and prolific bunch, and our inbox is always cluttered 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.
Santigold is back at work on her second album, and this upbeat, power pop song recruits Karen O’s vocals while Nick Zinner lends the guitar. If you think this song kind of sounds like M.I.A, don’t be too surprised, Santigold worked with the Sri Lankan vocalist on the track “Whachadoin?” off N.A.S.A.’s debut album, along with Spank Rock and Zinner. About this track, Santigold says: “In this song, I talk about guarding what’s mine. Also, this song comments on the era we live in and the NEW American dream.” Read the full interview with the artist on Life + Times.
Indie-psychadelic group Black Bird Black Bird give a West Coast twist to NYC experimental outfit Gang Gang Dance’s new single, “Mindkilla,” which we just posted last week. Though both bands, have a similar syth-heavy aesthetic, Black Bird Black Bird chop up Lizzie’s vocals and remix the already ambient instrumentals, making the sounds appear to be emulating from a ghastly insect echoing throughout a vast canyon. Since Black Bird Black Bird say they sound like “nature sounds, poetic ramblings, and Salinger on Peyote” on their MySpace, we’re even more convinced.
To wind down (or amp up?) their North American tour, glam-rock outfit Scissor Sisters teamed up with Alex Ridha of Boys Noize to curate a special treat for all their fans (apparently called “Scissters”) before they headed to Coachella. Including tracks from Shadow Dancer, Para One, Strip Steve, here’s 15 remixes to start your weekend off right.
CREATOR BONUS VIDEOS
A teaser clip “Heart: Attack” (shot in Helsinki) off Neon Indian’s upcoming sophomore album.