Premiere: Keep Shelly in Athens Bring Light to Ocean Hope’s “By Your Side”

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Late last year, Ocean Hope, the Greek sibling project of Angeliki and Serafim Tsotsoni, captivated us with their debut EP, Chamber Dreams, a four-song set of modern berceuse-like compositions wandering between gloomy and romantic. The ambiguous nature of the tracks led to a number of producers and bedroom artists wanting to add their interpretations or edits of the songs resulting 20 varying reworks. Due to the fantastic quality of each, the duo’s label, Seattle-based Hush Hush Records, is set to offer them in two separate volumes, respectively named Chamber Dreams: Remixes, Vol. 1 & 2, with the first installment coming on August 19th and latter in early fall. As a part of Volume 1, fellow Greek outfit Keep Shelly in Athens reimagines “By Your Side” as a nostalgic, sun-blinding fantasy incorporating aerated synths laced with brilliant flashes of light, a somewhat antitheses to the forlorn emotions of original.

Stream the Shura Remix of Pixx’s “Baboo”

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Hannah Rodgers, aka Pixx, released the track “Baboo” back in May. Shura has taken the song to create a “Space Tape Edit” of the song converting the woozy tones into something of an extraterrestrial night jam. According to Shura, she wanted to “travel to a different universe” with the stems and make the song “sound as if it had been made on the moon.” For those in the UK, you can catch Pixx live supporting Glass Animals in October.

Tour Dates:
Aug. 1st – LONDON, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Wonder Women curated by Lauren Laverne)
Oct. 21st – OXFORD, O2 Academy (w/ Glass Animals)
Oct. 22nd – BRIGHTON, Dome (w/ Glass Animals)
Oct. 25th – LONDON, Roundhouse (w/ Glass Animals)
Oct. 26th – MANCHESTER, Academy 2 (w/ Glass Animals)
Oct. 27th – GLASGOW, Art School (w/ Glass Animals)
Oct. 28th – LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy (w/ Glass Animals)
Oct. 29th – DUBLIN, The Olympia (w/ Glass Animals)

Premiere: Listen to High Highs’ “Catch the Wind” Remixed by Northeast Kingdom

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“Our friends Cameo Culture and Slow Hands have a new project called North East Kingdom. They jammed out over the The Catch The Wind acapella and came up with this little gem.” – High Highs

Now based firmly in Brooklyn, Sydney, Australia natives High Highs really seem to have settled in with their sophomore LP, Cascades, released back in February of this year further complimenting their gorgeous harmonies with a more accessible pop sound. One of the highlights from the solid album from start to finish is the somber, yet soaring “Catch the Wind.” Instead of making the sound larger, Northeast Kingdom, a new project of Cameo Culture and Slow Hands, stripped it down creating almost a fireside folk track over gorgeous guitar and banjo work in their interpretation. The lovely results can be found below.

Listen to Port St. Willow’s “Ordinary Pleasure” Remixed by Noah

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Nicholas Principe’s project Port St. Willow released new LP Syncope late last year. Just when you thought the beautifully understated album couldn’t be further subdued, Flau label-mate Noah added her feathery touch in a remix of standout track “Ordinary Pleasure” pulling out the peaking through the clouds warmth of the original and taking it to a completely new place. Listen below and purchase the album here.

Premiere: French Duo The Dø’s “Trustful Hands” Gets Remixed by Pedro Vian

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Parisian pair The Dø released their third album, Shake Shook Shaken, during the early part of last year. One of the more attractive songs from the album was the palette-friendly “Trustful Hands”. Recently, the song has received the remix treatment by the hands of Gilligan Moss and The Gravity. Today, we have a more abstract take of the song courtesy of Spanish producer Pedro Vian. His interpretation turns the song into a meditative prayer acting as a mental stress dissolver with every gentle brush. Listen to it below along with the previous mentioned remixes and original.

Allie X Shares Remix of “Tumor” Courtesy of Icterine (aka XXYYXX)

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Allie X’s output for the last couple of years has been some of our favorite, so we enjoy reworkings on her music to keep things fresh. She just dropped a GIF visual (an altered version from GIF for the original) and formally blessed a remix of her track “Tumor” by Icterine aka Marcel Everett aka XXYYXX that has been floating around for a few months. If you aren’t familiar with it, now is your chance below. Also, you can check out a video of her performing “Sanctuary” live that came with the release of her CollXtion 1 in the UK.

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