Somewhat relevant, given the past week or so of weird backlash after Kanye’s underhanded and odd comments about Beck. They both think they’re awesome, that the other one is awesome, and that Beyonce is Queen. Give me a way to quantify their talents and output in a meaningful way across genres and cultures, and then we can have a discussion on who deserves greater artistic merit. Until then, Beck fans are going to like Beck best, and Kanye fans will still love Yeezy the most. DJ Snake looks to fall in the latter category, providing an alternate, more dancey feel than the angry original.
Toronto duo Rainer + Grimm released a new remix last week, applying their House fundamentals to Jesse Ware, and to be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed. So I dug a little deeper and found a seven month-old remix of Golden Coast’s Break My Fall. That’s more like it. You know a remix is good when it gets you to attempt to sing along to a falsetto that you have no business attempting.
Bordertown put a helluva house mix together for Discobelle, touring some of the best names in the house revival movement, including Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet and Dusky. They even kick it off with their ambitious remix of Yoko Ono’s “Angel.” I hope to hear more of them in the near future, as well as on the festival circuit in 2015.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day bedroom festivities, Hudson Mohawke is back with his annual Valentine’s Slow Jams sereies, Chapter VIII. If you’ve heard HudMo before, you’re probably wondering what group of whompy/hip-hop people would find his music appropriate for V-day? As it turns out, he switches it up for February 14th and uses this playlist as an opportunity to show you some of his biggest influences, while at the same time trying to get down your pants.