Let’s get the weekend rolling with Rendition, episode 2.08, featuring some scintillating remixes, groovy transformations, and one mini-mash up that resembles the house soundtracks of the early ’90s.
Alison Wonderland – “Run” (Happy Accidents Remix) (Sydney, Australia & Miami, SF, & NYC, USA)
If you’re into the electronic and DJ scene, then you’re probably very familiar with the work of Alison Wonderland, the Australian who has taken the world by storm with her dance-friendly remixes, mash ups, and singles. One of her more popular tunes, “Run”, which is given a nearly-dreamy, Tycho-esque transformation by multi-city producers Happy Accidents. It’s one of those remixes that just leaves a smile on your face.
Explosions in the Sky – “Home” (Ross Henry reworked) (Austin, USA; Sydney, Australia)
Now this is different. Explosions in the Sky are known for their explosive, guitar-driven, instrumental fireworks, but Sydney-based artist Ross Henry has completely stripped down their single “Home” and turned into an ethereal affair. It’s a stunning piece of work by an artist – or in this case a scientist – who has completely transformed a familiar tune.
For this remix, a couple of emerging duos from Europe team up. KEØMA‘s indie-pop anthem “Protected” is given a smouldering remake by Norwegians TRXD. It’s sultry and smooth, a song that could placed in the smokey night clubs or just shared between you and a loved one.
Rainer + Grimm – “Talk To Me (ft. Melanie)” (Bit Funk Remix) (Toronto, Canada & Brooklyn, USA)
Bit Funk has established a name for himself as a producer who brilliantly merges funk principles within an electronic framework, and these skills are on fully display with their remix of Toronto DJs and producers Rainer + Grimm‘s “Talk to Me (ft. Melanie)”. The tempo is picked up to make it a club-friendly tune, but Bit Funk doesn’t take away from the original sultriness. Subtlety, something we admire at The Revue.
Wild Culture – “Oh Lord” (with vocals of Janis Joplin) (Austria)
Now for something really different for Rendition, more so than Ross Henry’s reworking. Austria’s Wild Culture have shared a mash up dance track that echoes of the ’90s. Taking Janis Joplin’s vocals from “Mercedes Benz” and applying them to a multi-cultural mix of sound (tribal rhythms, church organs, and Spaghetti Western flairs), Wild Culture have created an immensely fun and catchy anthem. This song will not only be a staple in dance clubs but also in arenas and stadiums across the world. It’s the ultimate feel-good, get-up-on-your-feet-and-make-some-noise track.
Nathan Goshen – “Thinking About It (Let It Go)” – KVR Remix (Israel & The Netherlands)
We end with the youngest producer we’ve featured. Fourteen-year-old Dutch producer KVR
has caught the attention of several artists in Europe and he recently signed with Copenhagen label disco:wax. His first release is a remix of “Thinking About It (Let It Go)“ by Israeli singer-songwriter Nathan Goshen. The indie-folktronica tune is reminiscent of Milky Chance’s infectious blend. The kid has knack for rhythms and mood.
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