Remix Roundup Vol. 19 / 4.2.10 / [RAC, Penguin Prison, Neon Trees, Hot Chip …]

You ask, you receive. Remixes are back with more reading for your pleasure! Crank that volume knob and dive in!

♫ Penguin Prison – Worse It Gets (RAC Mix) / Damn. Jams don’t get much fresher than this. I haven’t heard the original yet but I couldn’t wait another moment to share this slice of audio perfection. Penguin Prison and RAC are both firing on all cylinders on this buttery smooth funk fest. This jam could cure depression if administered in daily doses. For reals.

♫ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Home (RAC Mix) / RAC doing his magic on this recent modern classic of a love song. This kind of remix is a perfect example of why I love RAC so much. the dude can pack on the beats and make a banger when he sees fit but sometimes he takes a more subtle approach (see: last year’s John Legend remix) and the results are always brilliant. When your head is killing you tomorrow just sit back and soak up this magic.

♫ Jack Peñate – So Near (Penguin Prison Remix) / This time it’s Penguin Prison behind the boards as he funks up Jack Penate. More mood-setter than party-starter, it’s interesting to hear Peñate’s voice surrounded by so many synthetic sounds.

♫ Miike Snow – Sylvia (eRNEST&AMz Remix) / Surprise, surprise, Miike Snow in a remix roundup! “Sylvia” gets its second remix treatment and I’m digging this caps-lock-challenged-duo’s synth grinder more Sinden’s version. It’s got real late night driving appeal as well as making me want to bend a knee or two on the dance floor.

♫ Neon Trees – Animal (Shuttle Remix) / Passion Pit’s drummer has funked up jams by Phoenix as well as his own band and now he takes on my favorite band from Provo, Utah. I’m not sure if you could pull off any convincing dance moves to this slow-churning blurp-bumper but it’s a funky listen fo sho.

♫ Freelance Whales – Generator 1st Floor (Aislyn Remix) / Apparently Passion Pit are not busy enough because now we’ve got their keyboardist doing remixes too. Freelance Whales’ fantastic song gets shot into space on a cloudless night and we get to come along for the blissed out ride.

♫ The Bang Bang Club – Chemistry (Seamus Haji Radio Edit) / One of the years catchiest party-people jams gets a less in-your-face remix treatment as the pace gets slowed and the beat get pumped.

♫ First Rate People – Girls’ Night (Mister Fidget + Sound Remedy Remix) / In a rare exercise of remix brevity this version actually clocks in at 2 seconds shorter than the original. I would have actually liked to hear them take this a little farther cause it seems like they are just getting into a groove when it all wraps up.

♫ Hot Chip Vs. Will Oldham – I Feel Bonnie (Club Version) / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy busts out this cover/remix of Hot Chip’s super-jam and it is… ummm…  highly bloggable. Give me folk or give me funk but tread carefully when mixing the two. And no talking bullshit over the dance music! I’m trying to pop n’ lock over here and you are messing up my flow!

♫ Dwight K. Schrute vs. Weezy – Office Musik (Clockwork Edit) / Speaking of flow! Weezy ripping over the theme from The Office? Yes! Brilliantly done.

♫ Steve Aoki – I’m In The House (feat. [[[zuper blahq]]]) (Grandtheft Remix) / Steve Aoki just got engaged and while that’s great for him and all, what do we get out of it? Ooh, how about this sweet remix by the always formidable Grandtheft that is filled with enough reasons to get freaky that it should come with a parental warning sticker. Or at least some moist towelettes.

♫ Snoop Dogg ft. Kid Cudi – That Tree (The Soundmen Remix) / Leave it up to The Soundmen to brilliantly transform this mediocre rap song into a fresh-2-def bounce-fest that makes me want to invest in one of these and hit the streets to move some feet.

♫ Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce – Telephone (Alphabeat Remix) / As if anyone needs an excuse to listen to Lady Gaga, these Danes have givens another with this crunchy “Telephone” remix that demands arm flailing and severe torso movements.

♫ Fool’s Gold – Nadine (Memory Tapes Version) / Been sitting on this one for ages but seeing as how I finally got ahold of Fool’s Gold’s album and was not impressed enough to post on it I’m throwing this great Memory Tapes remix in here. The video for “Nadine” just came out too but I can’t view it in my “geographic region” so I’ll just have to visualize my own space safari.

Mediafire: Remix Roundup Vol. 19 –

12 replies
  1. Brianna
    Brianna says:

    Just wanted to say that your blog is pretty awesome and I always check for updates. I'm digging all the remixes, especially the Aislyn's on Generator.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. J Rich
    J Rich says:

    This Freelance Whales remix is killer. Wish the handful of tracks I have heard from the album were treating me the same way.

  3. Travis
    Travis says:

    brandon, I love the blog as well, but I am afraid I am going to have to flag you for excessive use of the word “jam”


  4. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Funny, cause I like the album stuff much more than the remix. But I can't fault you for giving them a shot. If you listened to “Generator Second Floor” and “Hannah” and still weren't sold then I guess that's that.

  5. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Don't be ridiculous! This is a music blog about sweet sweet jams! That's like flagging a basketball announcer for excessive use of the words “score” or “ball!” I could call them “lame lame turds” but then who would want to listen to music that warranted that kind of description? :)

  6. J Rich
    J Rich says:

    some friends have convinced me to give the whole album another listen. i can see myself getting into this after a few times through it, just got to decide if i want to make that commitment.

  7. RUF
    RUF says:

    “RUF – 00110001 Fidget 2010”


    01 Destroy Disco – Here it Comes (Malente RMX)
    02 Djedjotronic – Gum Attack
    03 Costello – Bitchy Skills (Lazy Rich RMX)
    04 Xaruf – You Get This (Dopefish Mix)
    05 Spencer & Hill – Cool (Afrojack RMX)
    06 Mightyfools – I Said (Original Mix)
    07 Soda 'n' Suds – Fuck House (Kill Frenzy Headbanging RMX)
    08 Daz The Dominant – Connect The Dots
    09 Tom Geiss, Eric G & Stephen Pickup – Get Up (Afrojack RMX)
    10 Ludacris – Move Bitch (Disco Villians RMX)
    11 Mini Mode – Process (Manuel de la Mare RMX)
    12 NONEWYORK – Cocaine Bassline (Angel F. to the Point Mix)
    13 Gooseflesh – Driver
    14 Circuit Freq – The Filth (Will Bailey RMX)
    15 Dj Antention – Fire in the Sky (Original Mix)
    16 Felix Cartal – Skeleton (Pance Party RMX)
    17 Sidneys Samson – Riverside (Peo de Pitte Rerub)
    18 Zodiac Cartel – Klappyn
    19 Underhall – Undersand
    20 Dj Riky B – Bass Reflex
    21 Alex Gopher – Handguns (Dada Life RMX)
    22 His Majesty Andre – Peep Thong (Original Mix)
    23 Lrm Libex – Liftered (Original Mix)
    24 Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Neo Tokyo RMX)
    25 Punx Soundcheck – Cassette (Neo Tokyo RMX)
    26 Phonat – Love Hits the Fan
    27 Dopefish – Common Loon (Timoshii RMX)
    28 Aspin, Dipace and Luvstuff – You Too
    29 Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
    30 Sasha Wins and Igor Shep – Cogwheel
    31 Droid Sector – Black Dimension
    32 Tek-One – Bug
    33 High Rankin feat. Gyto – How Many Records
    34 High Rankin – Stab Vests and Hotpants
    35 SebastiAn – Threnody (Capt & Cooked Edit)
    36 Digitalism – Taken Away
    37 Circuit Freq – The Filth (Mr. White RMX)
    38 Tom Piper & Nic Corelli – Indisco
    39 Egonoise – Dirty Down Town Anthem
    40 Idiot Boys – Fuck Zoovers (Original Mix)
    41 Belzebass – Craked
    42 Baskerville Elten – Reloaded
    43 Council Estate Supermodels – Travolta Fever (Lazy Rich RMX)
    44 Felix Cartal – Volcano (Felix Cartal RMX)
    45 Kill Me – Deadly Punch
    46 Autodidakt – 15 Seconds (Gtronic RMX)
    47 The Toxic Avenger – Toxic Is Dead (Cyberpunkers RMX)
    49 Costello – Push That System (Lazy Rich RMX)
    50 Redman – I Hold The Crown (His Majesty Andre RMX)
    51 Dj Abram – Fuckin Ass (Extended Mix)
    52 Deadbots – Watch Yo Back (DJ Bam Bam RMX)
    53 Santiago & Bushido – Way Back (HiJack RMX)
    54 Dubbel Dutch – Infinite Decimal
    55 Harvard Bass – 81 (PeaceTreaty Goes to Holland RMX)
    56 Tony Thomas – Depth Charge
    57 Pan Pot – Confronted
    58 Danny Soundz – Jack It Up
    59 Abe Duque & Blake Baxter – What Happened (Marc Romboy Rerub)
    60 Marc Adamo & Tim Healey – Ghetto Blaster (Calvertron RMX)
    61 Mr. Oizo – Positif
    67 Mr Hart – ParanoiK
    68 Olivier Giacomotto – Glitter Queen (Kid Dub RMX)
    69 Gathy – Drop the Bass (Angy Kore RMX)
    70 Richard Seeley – Rika (Original Mix)
    71 Rondo Parisiano – Something a la Mode (Donovan RMX)
    72 Cryptonites – Boots Electric
    73 Make The Girl Dance – Kill Me (The Toxic Avenger RMX)
    74 Soda 'N' Suds – We Do It Again
    75 Knuckles – Don't Look Back
    76 Eclier – Boxon Say Hello (Radial RMX)
    77 Jacuzzi Hi-Dive – Let's Groove
    78 The Proxy – Dancing in the Dark (Dubstep Refix)
    79 Vaski – Release Her
    80 Vaski – Resonate
    81 Steve Aoki feat. Zuper Blahq – I'm in the House
    82 Steve Aoki – I'm in the House (The Count RMX)
    83 John Roman – Ready For This (Original Mix)
    84 Tom Deluxx – Reactivate
    85 The Proxy – Who Are You? (The Bloody Beetroots RMX)
    86 Moonbootica – The Ease (Chris Krawall Mix)
    87 Florence & The Machine – You've Got the Love (Club Edit)

  8. Austinfarwell
    Austinfarwell says:

    Brandon- thankfully I found your blog- because if i had to look over more ‘vintage feel’ polaroid shots and increasingly weaker tunes over at gorilla vs. bear i was going to set the building on fire…

  9. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Haha, thanks Austin! No jerk-off photography here, just rad tunes on the regular! I’m glad you’ve joined us and wont be going to the slammer for arson. I hear they have shitty download speeds in jail…

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