Premiere: Stream Introverted Dancefloor’s Remix EP

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Over the last couple of days, we have revealed a couple of tracks off a new remix EP from Carpark Record’s artist Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor featuring reworkings from his self-titled debut under that moniker release earlier this year (purchase here). Bevin previously recorded solo under the names Signer and Aspen along with being a member of The Ruby Suns (Sub Pop, Lil’ Chief Records, Memphis Industries). In addition to contributions from Simon Flower and Boycrush (found here and here), James Duncan, Instant Fantasy, and Will Slugger round out the all-New Zealand affair giving new life and differing perspectives to the tracks “Happiness is Such a Mess”, “Giving Up On Summer”, and “Tiger Bones”. You can now stream the surprisingly cohesive set in its entirety below, wind down your work week, and transition into the weekend.

Premiere: Boycrush Reworks Introverted Dancefloor’s “Giving Up On Summer”

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Our second reveal (previous can be heard here) off a new five-song remix EP from New Zealand’s Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor see’s Boycrush, a project we became familiar earlier this year with his song “Flirt” featuring former Yumi Zouma singer Kim Pflaum aka Madeira, readjusting “Giving Up On Summer” more in his image. Listen below.

“Boycrush is Alistair Deverick. He also lives in Auckland and I played in the Ruby Suns with him. He’s like a proper musician though and he played drums for people like Neil Finn and has jammed with Johnny Marr. He makes cool electronic pop music under the name Boycrush. His remix took quite a while to finish. Demos of the first version he sent me were cool but when I asked for the final version he sent me something totally different and way better I think. Of course I love the idea of working on something for ages and then near the last minute, deleting it and quickly spewing out something completely different and better.” – Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor

Premiere: Stream Simon Flower’s Club-Friendly Remix of Introverted Dancefloor’s “Giving Up On Summer”

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New Zealand’s Bevan Smith is a man who likes to stay busy. Most likely best known for his contributions in the band Ruby Suns, he also has recorded solo under the names Signer and Aspen. His latest outlet goes by Introverted Dancefloor and he released a self-titled LP under the moniker just a couple of months back via Carpark Records. Limiting himself to the use of two synthesizers, one mic, one filter, and one effects processer, the album is has a minimalistic quality with easily digestible dance/electronic pop that might be in near the same vicinity of a Hot Chip, but more experimental. Today, we have a first in a series of remixes of tracks from Smith’s friend, Simon Flower. Flower along with the rest of the remixes were all share the common fact that they are fellow New Zealanders. You can find the remix below along with background on how the reworking came about.

“I met Simon Flower in a IRC chat room sometime around 1996. He lives in Auckland. Almost 20 years ago he remixed a song for me off my first album which I released under the name Aspen. He remixed a song called ‘Wedding Song’ I remember hearing it played on National Radio and that was a massive buzz for me. He co-founded a label called Nurture and released some amazing 12”’s under his own moniker Peak:Shift as well releasing some 12”’s by NZ’s underground techno hero Micronism. I thought it would be fun to revisit the past and ask Simon to remix something again. I’m glad I did! I’m always impressed by how, despite changes in technology, studio equipment, geographical location, Simon’s music always sounds so immediately ‘his’.” – Bevan Smith aka Introverted Dancefloor

Stream Ash Koosha’s Remix of Empress Of’s “How Do You Do It”

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Lorely Rodriguez’s (aka Empress Of) debut album, Me, is one of those that we keep falling more and more for with each listen. From top to bottom, it is packed with adventurous pop experimentation and meaningful lyrics. London-based producer and new favorite of Rodriguez has revealed a reworking of one of the many highlights “How Do You Do It”. His version spins the original into a frenetic, schizophrenic image of itself. Listen below.

Download Giraffage’s Reworking of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You”

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Whether or not you are open to admitting it, Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION is one of the best albums, let alone pop album released this year. There is not a bad song on it. With that, we are stoked we have an opportunity to discuss it with this new remix of her track “I Really Like You” by San Francisco producer Charlie Yin aka Giraffage. His version strips down the production, the rebuilds it with jazzy, candy-coated electronic flair and more of a traditional club beat. Stream and download it for free below.

Listen to Qrion Reimagine Skylar Spence’s “Affairs”

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Ryan DeRobertis aka Skylar Spence is launching his tour today in support of his debut album Prom King released last month via Carpark Records. To celebrate and remind everyone, he unloaded a new remix of one of the many highlights from the LP, “Affairs”, courtesy of Japanese producer Qrion. Her version pulls out the ’80s-indebted slinky pop beats and slows it down to pull more of the emotional angst out of the track hidden beneath. Find the stream below along with his many upcoming tour dates.

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Listen to “IDL” from Life Sim

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Life Sim calls itself a “an international community of DJs, joining forces to redesign life itself.” Today, they have unveiled an absolutely captivating and stunning instrumental song “IDL” through London’s PC Music. With the unveiling, they have also shared a remix by Thy Slaughter and a video made up of movie clips directed by Daniel Swan. Swan says of the video, “drifting towards earth and through the blockbuster emotions threaded through it, the video for ‘IDL’ is made up of single clips from a rainbow of random post-y2k motion pictures.”