Creators Remix Roundup Week 47: Gang Gang Dance, A-Trak and Matthew Herbert
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.
Gang Gang Dance just released a ghastly rework of British genre-defying dubstep group King Midas Sound‘s “Earth A Kill Ya,” giving the track (which is slightly reminiscent of Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”) a joyfully-warped, mind-bogglingly energetic facelift. The accompanying animation by Japanese artist Yukutake Kato Shimpei is a fascinating complement, chronicling the journey of an egg discovering the world for the first time. Just remember: “The earth will kill you if you try to kill it. Your body heals you if you discipline it.”
Fool’s Gold Records producer A-Trak was working on this remix earlier this summer and shared it with his friend and colleague, the late DJ Mehdi, who stopped by his studio and put in his two cents. Mehdi’s favorite part was the ending, so A-Track introduced his preference in the dubstep version of the track (above), which he dubbed “Dub For Mehdi.” Mehdi also included the track in Tunisian Summer Mix, the last post on his blog before his tragic passing.
English composer Matthew Herbert recently finished the semi-controversial album One Pig, which samples the birth, life and afterlife of a single pig. Each track is named after the month from which noises were sampled, so “December” falls about midway through the little piglet’s life. If it wasn’t already avant-garde enough, fellow English producer and songstress Micachu gives it a dark, electro edge. Honestly, the track is a bit hard to stomach (so be fair warned), but its eccentricity is too important to pass up. For something a little smoother, see below.
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Fan-made music video for Matthew Herbert’s “It’s Only.”