Welcome back to Remix Radar! I hope my fellow Americans had a great Thanksgiving and ate plenty of food like the gluttons we all are. For my non-American friends, I hope you had a great week and enjoyed great tunes with great people.
Week 29 is here and that means it’s the kick-off to December. While we’re nearing the impending finale to the year, we are still receiving tasty tunes. We feature RÜFÜS DU SOL, The Avalanches, and OFFAIAH. Quite a delicious way to start the Year’s final month.
Foals – The Runner (RÜFÜS DU SOL Remix)
I love Foals. I love RÜFÜS DU SOL. Put them together and of course I love the product. RUFUS spins Foals’ “The Runner” into a 9 and a half minute brooding journey. It’s a culmination of two special sounds coming together to construct sonic ecstasy. Absolutely incredible.
The Chemical Brothers- Out Of Control (The Avalanches Surrender To Love Mix)
The Avalanches unveil a mesmerizing remix in honor of the 20th anniversary of The Chemical Brothers’ album, Surrender. “Out Of Control” was the third single taken and featured vocals by New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. The Avalanches honor the original by creating something new and fresh. Instead of replicating the overall energy and sound that often comes from remixes, The duo flip it into something unexpected that is joyous and light vs the dark, industrial original. It’s an excellent way to mark their first remix since 2013.
Roberto Surace – Joys (OFFAIAH Remix)
Big fan of the previous remix of “Joys” from Purple Disco Machine. OFFAIAH adds another stellar remix to the pack with a thumping house version. The bass rumbles bringing a different attitude to the original from Roberto Surace.
Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach – Ti Chuong (Solardo Remix)
Another stellar remix of Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach’s “Ti Chuong”. Solardo follows the previously featured “supernatural” remix from Musumeci with a much different energy and style. While Musumeci unleashed a sassy disco sound, Solardo brings a whirling tech house reimagining. Another magnificent addition to the “Ti Chuong” remixes and to Solardo’s discography.
Galantis & Dolly Parton Ft. Mr. Probz – Faith (JØRD Remix)
Not going to lie, I am not a fan of the original nor the previous remixes of the mega-hit from Galantis, Dolly Parton, and Mr. Probz. I know I know I am a hater, but I felt it necessary to be honest. With that being said, JØRD constructs a new sound for “Faith” that I can enjoy and vibe to. It’s heavier and bassier with a puncturing attitude. Perfect for those who enjoy a little too much bass.
R3HAB & Vini Vici Ft. PANGEA & DEGO – Alive (Cityzen Remix)
Cityzen flips the Western-themed “Alive” into a roaring bass house remix that captivates the mind with slithering synths and enough bass to shatter windows. It is a completely different sound and attitude from the R3HAB & Vini Vici original and that’s a good thing.
Chase & Status ft. Kabaka Pyramid & Ms. Dynamite – Murder Music (SHY FX Remix)
DnB never sounded so good. SHY FX brings all the right energy, sounds, and attitude to the remix of Chase & Status’s “Murder Music”. It’s a juicy track that anyone can vibe with.
Four Tet – Teenage Birdsong (Avalon Emerson Scrub Jay Remix)
Four Tet gets an otherworldly remix from Avalon Emerson. The remix of “Teenage Birdsong” is very adventurous with a psychedelic spirit. Overall, Avalon Emerson brings a fresh and exciting sound to our ears. Kudos to Four Tet for bringing her talent to the forefront.
ONE FROM THE VAULT
Kylie Minogue – Slow (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
As I previously mentioned, we are in the midst of celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Chemical Brothers’ album, Surrender. To honor this milestone, I bring forth the group’s remix for pop superstar Kylie Minogue’s 2003 hit single, “Slow”. The Chemical brothers bring their trademark acid house style and the heavy distortion that has earmarked their work from inception. It’s classic Chemical Brothers at their finest.
Fun fact, the original release of this remix was on rare white label vinyl before a commercial release.