Along with AlunaGeorge’s latest single, “Attracting Flies”, came news that Baauer and S-Type would be featured on the remix. In the past, the British duo have been remixed by Astral Plane favorites Samo Sound Boy, Bondax and Lil Silva, so the announcement came as no surprise. Before the aforementioned acts get their hands on “Attracting Flies” though, Paris-based producer Andrea has laid down his take. With a sound similar to the R&B inflections of Kastle’s Symbols imprint, Andrea’s remix is hook-heavy and reflective, opting for a slow, half-step pace rather than the original’s glowing speed. The edit is only a bootleg, but is sure worth more than that. Stream and download below.
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard non-TNGHT material from Hudson Mohawke and while the anthemic, bigger is better qualities of his work with Lunice is great and all, a return to the classics for the Glaswegian has us beaming. HudMo, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge are arguably three of the UK’s most buzz-worthy acts so all three on the same track might just push the internet into overdrive, but that’s not such a bad thing. Taking Aluna’s “let’s play rough” refrain to heart, HudMo’s remix of “White Noise” is a sensory overload of a hip hop stomper that abandons the original’s garage tendencies entirely. The remix is forthcoming on PMR, but until then stream below.
Back in September, Body High don Samo Sound Boy released 5 Dollar Paradise, an acid-drenched EP that looks as much to the TR-303 sounds of yore as it does to the futuristic club sounds the Los Angeles-based label has become synonymous with. While the EP isn’t as adventurous as past Body High releases (Jim-E Stack and Myrryrs come to mind), it is a serviceable introduction to Samo’s production acumen (which is quickly catching up to his curatorial abilities). His latest effort sees Samo remixing the impossible to avoid AlunaGeorge’s “Your Drums, Your Love” into a low-key house burner aimed more at the pool than the club. Keys reverberate as Aluna’s vocals are looped into an spell-binding call and receive pattern. It’s easy to see the effect that UK youngsters like Bondax and Disclosure have on North American club sounds (or maybe it’s the other way around) through songs like this. Stream and download the remix below.
In my expert opinion, three songs have touched on pop perfection this year (so far): Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”, Miguel’s “Adorn” and AlunaGeorge’s “Your Drums, Your Love”. It’s no surprise that each one of these has been remixes countless times, with very mixed results. “Your Drums, Your Love” is the most recent of the three and has already seen the release of an official remix EP featuring Lil Silva and Duke Dumont, as well as numerous unofficial remixes. Unfortunately for all the rest of you producers, Friendly Fires have entered the building. Clear your palm pilots, surround yourself in cushy pillows and let this track envelop you. The Aluna/Aaliyah comparisons are no accident and Friendly Fires don’t miss a beat. This is pop music transcending pop music. Stream below.
British duo AlunaGeorge have been getting the remix treatment a lot lately and to be honest, a lot of them have been pretty off-base. Granted, it’s difficult to improve on a lot of their tracks due to the incredible chemistry that Aluna Francis and George Reid posses, but still, you’d expect some quality material. Lil Silva is one of the few producers who has come through. Applying his refreshing take on Funky, Silva somehow makes “Your Drums, Your Love” even bouncier with some bright synths. I predict this one will have a spot in club sets for months to come. Stream below.