First up is a Pixies remix, which I don’t see nearly enough of. The vocals are unfortunately missing from this version by Mt. Eden, but it manages to attain the ideal balance in a remix, leaving enough of the song and parts intact enough to remain recognizable, and using those parts to create a fresh work.
Next is a cover of the seminal “In Your Eyes,” originally by Peter Gabriel that’s been stripped down, slowed and oozily performed by Banks. There’s quite a bit going on in higher frequencies that serve as a sort of tribute within a tribute, nodding to Gabriel’s delicately layered compositions. Again, it strikes a proper balance between the original and the performer.
Jeremiah Jae, recently featured by NPR and signed to Warp Records, released his second mixtape this week, titled, “Good Times.” It’s a great mix of downtempo hip-hop mixed with…wait a second…what is this? Another ‘Drunk in Love’ remix? A mash-up, you say? Come to the front of the line, E-Ternity. Love what you did with the Djemba Djemba. I’ll take it. (Seriously, the JJ mixtape is dope, but Bey…)