Victoria Kim have made a name for themselves via slightly gimmicky, but highly effectual remix work and their latest effort, a direct, club-oriented remix Rihanna’s “Diamonds” is no different. “다이몬드스” (diamonds in Korean) relies on stomping kick drums, undulating sub bass and RiRi’s original vocals with a result that falls somewhere between Hysterics’ (Girl Units) contribution to the Night Slugs Club Constructions series and Objekt’s technically proficient techno. Wouldn’t be surprised at all if this one starts showing up in some heavy hitter DJ sets in the coming weeks.
Is there anyone making more perfect pop music than Jerome Potter right now? The Los Angeles half of the now defunct LOL Boys has taken the blueprint of pitched up vocals and subtle house rhythms established on the Changes EP and taken it to another level in his solo work. Releasing a number of extended tracks celebrating duality, Jerome has insisted that integrity can exist in pop music. His latest is a remix of Rihanna’s “Diamond” revolving around the words “shine light like a diamond” and simple acoustic drums. All love from this corner of the interwebs Mr. Potter. Stream below and download here.