There’s a very defined group of collaborators developing in Toronto. I don’t know who is the individual or group responsible for bringing these people together, but clearly Petra Glynt (and her label Healing Power) has something to do with it. Of these collaborators, the latest to come onto our radar is Pale Eyes from Toronto. They just released this excellent remix of Petra Glynt’s War Cry. Let the collaborations continue!
The first Trust single off of Joyland made us real happy. A dark, brooding, emotionless kind of happy. Well consider us ever more overcome with emotionlessness, because shadow-dwelling Toronto producer Tarantula X has made “Rescue, Mister” extremely dancefloor-ready. Huge arpeggiators are our friends, always. Probably the best remix we’ve heard this year!
The first Trust album was our #4 of 2012, so we’re assuming we’re going to be listening to Joyland all year. It’s out March 4 on Arts & Crafts.
Sing Leaf‘s David Como pulls apart the already very interesting “How Will I?” from Sandro Perri’s 2011 delight ‘Impossible Spaces’. Sing Leaf’s mix focuses on the wonderful electric stage piano and Perri’s wonderful vocals. Rumour has it, there might even be a remix EP from Sing Leaf on the horizon so stayed tuned.
Sing Leaf is opening for Sean Nicholas Savage at a Silent Shout showcase on December 9th at Double Double Land.
Beta Frontiers does some mighty fine remixes. So it’s amazing that he’s taken on fellow Daps-ers Phèdre‘s incredible song “Ancent Nouveau.” That crazy-catchy melody totally needed a trippy synthpop remix. To top it all off there’s a killer psychedelic video for the remix, courtesy of director Andrew Olivares, whose work we also dearly love. Guys, too much talent, ease up!
Phèdre’s awesome new album Golden Age is available from Daps Records here.
Montag – Memori (Herri Kopter Remix)
Herri Kopter, aka Montreal’s Jérôme Minière, recently remixed electropop darling Montag. He takes “Memori,” which features Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring on vocals, to a very beautiful atmospheric place that we don’t want to leave. Perhaps we’ll never navigate away from this webpage. Don’t forget to revisit the original!
How to Dress Well – Running Back (CFCF remix feat. Cadence Weapon)
Whoa, out of nowhere, three of our favourite people all on one track! CFCF deftly reworks How to Dress Well’s “Running Back,” accentuating the grooves of the original and lengthening the vertical range of our head-bobs. To top it all off, Cadence Weapon with a super-smooth closing verse? Wow.
Jay Arner – Don’t Remind Me (Teen Daze Remix)
Jay Arner – Don’t Remind Me
Another week, another Jay Arner remix to keep our endless appetite for the Vancouver psych-pop songwriting genius satisfied. Last week we had this yummy self-remix of “Midnight on South Granville.” Here we’ve got renowned fellow Vancouverson Teen Daze stirring the stew. The original is provided as reference. Jay’s awesome debut album is still available from Mint Records.