And another Lianne La Havas remix rolls through. By my official (unoffical) count, La Havas is the most remixed songstress of 2012. At this point, you should know that Ryan Hemsworth is one of our favorites and a true Astral Plane-ian. Hemsworth drenches “Ages” into synth molasses here, giving it a n incandescent vibe. Unlike most, Hemsworth’s use of video game samples and 8-bit sounds avoids sounding nostalgic and/or corny in a way that I can’t put my finger on. Dude just manages to rise above with every original and remix he’s done to this point. Head over to Earmilk to stream and download the remix.
If you’re looking for the perfect example of the Night Bus sound that we discussed yesterday in the first edition of our new Purveyors series, look no further than Kid Smpl’s latest offering. Lianne La Havas’ “Lost & Found” (which Lapalux also remixed) is taken by Smpl into an indeterminate territory of reverb, rusting and far-away sounding vocals. It’s a busy track, but it maintains a sense of composure even as it teeters on the brink of insanity. Stream and download below.
While I sit around feeling sorry for myself because I’m not at Coachella, here are a few musical gems from the past week. We’ve got several great remixes and a couple new originals as well. If you’re missing out on Coachella this weekend, avoid sinking into a deep depression by checking out some of the live stream on YouTube.
Download: A$AP Rocky & Theophilus London – “Big Spender”
Stream/Download: Tycho – “Dive” (Memoryhouse Remix)
Stream/Download: Rainbo – “Sand Man”
Stream: Lianne La havas – “Lost and Found” (Lapalux Remix)
Stream: Frank Ocean – “Whip Appeal” (SBTRKT Edit)
Stream/Download: Louis Blaise – “Love And Gwalla” (Phillip D Kick Remix)
Stream/Download: Kanye West – “Mercy” (RAJA Remix)
Stream/Download: Machinedrum and FaltyDL – “Give In 2”