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.”

Listen and Download MICK + Leon Bridges “Coming Home To Texas” Remix Album

MICK + Leon Bridges Coming Home To Texas Remix Album

The new “Coming Home To Texas” is a bold, and fun, move from soul revivalist Leon Bridges. Bridges teamed up with veteran Brooklyn-based producer MICK (formerly known as Mick Boogie) to recreate seven songs from Bridges’ “Coming Home” album.

Bridges and MICK tapped Chi Duly, Chris Rockaway, Donnie Houston, Hasan Insane, Jett I. Masstyr and TedyP for new production, and they also turned to Texas natives Bun B and Slim Thug for guest verses.

Listen to Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma’s Remix of Foals’ “Mountain At My Gates”

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What Went Down, the fourth studio album from Oxford’s Foals will be hitting shelves on August 28th through Transgressive/Warner Bros. Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma decided to join in the fun remixing one of the previously revealed LP tracks “Mountain At My Gates” giving it a jolt of industrial-tinged electronica beats and synths. Listen below.

Stream Jungle’s Edit of Dornik’s “Stand In Your Line”

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Dornik released his self-titled debut LP last week via PMR Records (available here). While we are really enjoying that album, the remixes have been just as, if not more compelling with the latest coming from collective Jungle giving an edit to his latest single “Stand In Your Line.” It follows up a fantastic reworking of “Drive” by BADBADNOTGOOD.