Remix Song of the Day: The XX – Intro (Kenny Burke Edit)

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Remember The XX? Yea you do. You were crapping your pants all over them two years ago, how dare you forget. The instrumental introduction to their Mercury Prize winning debut self titled record was a fantastic bit of music that seemingly declared ‘you are about to listen to a great album’. The bit of music has been used as intro for many fascinating things since it’s been released, including this especially effective introduction to the amazing reality series about the Penguins/Capitals on HBO called 24/7, watch this:

Now having listened to that, did you ever think .. man, I wished that version was slightly longer?

If you ever did that, then today you are king, for your wish has been granted.

Kenny Burke’s remix of “Intro” is an eight minute slow burning remake of the XX intro, and it’s slick and smooth. Check it out.

Retro Song Remix of the Day: Erasure – Always (8 Bit, Super Mario Bros remix)

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Always was surprisingly enough, my introduction to the UK electro pop band Erasure. What? you say, what about A Little Respect or Chains of Love or Sometimes? those tracks were chart topping dance floor popping doozies from the 80s. Well, my dear, I am a 90s child and Always was one of Erasure’s most popular tracks. I remember liking it in junior high and thinking ‘why am I liking this?’ because I typically listened to rap or grunge or Can rock (read: Moist/IME/OLP) at that time. Here’s why I liked it – it’s got an amazing hook, great harmonies and it’s great vocals by Andy Bell. The hook in this song is just magnificent – completely dramatic yet triumphant at the same time. How good is it, you ask? Two different people have made 8 bit/nintendo versions of the track. Check that out here

Always by Erasure (Remix with Super Mario 64 sounds) by BodyBreakdown

Erasure – Always [8bit] by eightbit

and then watch the original via the youtube

Erasure plays Sound Academy on Sunday

Remix Song of the Day: The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Buffetlibre remix)

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Frequent readers of this blog should know about our love affair with the DJ’s of Buffet Libre. The duo seem to do no wrong when it comes to selecting top notch tracks and making them better with a few tweaks here and there. “How Deep Is Your Love?” is the first track released off Brooklyn disco-funk-rock outfit The Rapture who are FINALLY back with a new album after a five year break. In The Grace Of Your Love is out September 6th and this remix takes the already good original track, adds a little more beat and a backing synth line and really drives home the disco house vibe of the track. It’s pretty amazing, download or stream it and you will be pleased.

Tour dates
8/20 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/22 – Boston, MA – Royale
9/23 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
9/24 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
9/25 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
9/27 – Columbus, OH – TBD
9/28 – Chicago, IL – Metro
9/29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity
10/1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/3 – Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
10/4 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
10/6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box
10/7 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
10/8 – San Francisco, CA – The Sound Factory
10/10 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
10/11 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/12 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
10/13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/17 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
10/18 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
10/19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Making Time @ Voyeur

Song/Remix of the Day: Adele – Someone Like You (BuffetLibre Remix)

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Toronto – Adele pretty much rules the world right now. When Justin Bieber’s girlfriend and Beyonce can not knock you off the top of the charts, you know you got something special going on.

This is a remix of the the single “Someone Like You” by some of my favorite remixers out there, Buffet Libre. It takes the heart breaking piano ballad that Adele composed for her sophomore album 21 and turns it into something more … dance-able, because let’s face it – it’s summer time and it’s time to have more fun. Dance beats and friendly synthesizers turn this track into something you can throw on the dance floor where you’ll probably see a few girls dancing and crying at the same time. Reach for the tissues and bust a move.