Above Top Secret‘s WTF ?!–one of our top songs of 2015–gets a masterful remix C/O Phèdre/Hooded Fang‘s Lee Paradise. Lee doubles down on the slurry haze of the original song, but adds a certain underground dance floor aspect that’s hard not to shimmy to.
We’ve been anticipating an ATS record for some time, and with the release of this remix we finally have something: their self-titled LP will be released July 1st on DAPS Records! The record will include the two amazing singles we’ve heard so far, this remix and a number of other tracks that we can’t wait to hear.
Montreal experimental electronic pop duo Blue Hawaii have been quiet of late, and haven’t released a new song since 2014’s utterly beautiful “Get Happy/Get Happier” single. Of course, there was the killer Agor Edits mixtape last year, meant to tide us over to what seems like it could be an exciting 2016 from them. They’ve hinted at new material coming lately, and seeing as how 2013’s Untogether is one of our favourite albums this decade, we’re eagerly awaiting their next sure-to-be masterpiece.
Agor (that’s Alex Cowan, half of the band) is also known for his meticulously detail-oriented productions, and today he put out a remix of Brooklyn duo Glassio’s “If I Was Your Boy”. It’s a dark and moody experimental house track that transforms the original by submerging the vocals, so that they become mere whispers, full of delay and mystery. Exquisite, as always.
Here’s a remarkably lovely ambient remix of Sarah Neufeld‘s “The Ridge”, the title track from the Broken Social Scene violinist’s solo album, done by none other than Kid Koala. Stripping the original of its explosive character and thunderous drums, Koala’s version features Neufeld’s reverbed-out voice over piano chords and twinkling synths. It’s a meditative and fascinatingly subtle re-imagining.
The Ridge is available now for pre-order from Paper Bag Records.