Pretty much everyone who heard Jakwob’s Fade and the subsequent remixes; fell in love. The vibe, the lyrics, the sentiment - it all gelled together so perfectly. Just when you think all the remixes had been released up pops another one. Normally the latter remixes of any tune rarely throw up anything new but this time I was pleasantly surprised.
This remix was by Sane Beats, an 18 year old producer from London who had completely stripped away the majority of the track leaving the raw bones jangling in the breeze like wind chimes. It’s the kind of track that even if you don’t like trap (or even know what it is) you can adopt it into your music collection quicker than Madonna on safari.
Photo: Tara K
I originally came across IYES after hearing Foamo drop the Hannah Wants remix of their first demo ‘Lighthouse’ in one of his mixes and instantly thought to myself “WHAT IS THAT TRACK?! I WANT IT”. After copious listens to Foamo’s mildly muffled namecheck I tracked down the Soundcloud of this fresh faced band from Brighton. Given the quality of the demo I was astounded (firstly that it was a demo at all) but that they had only a handful of followers on their Facebook page.
I had stumbled onto something rather good. Not just good but at the moment before the wave even forms; when it’s just a small ripple out in the middle of the ocean. Instantly I was on the blower - “I’ve found the next XX, you have to listen to this!”. Now, that sounds quasi-ridiculous but it was the only way I could describe what I was hearing with ‘Lighthouse’ and where I am certain they are going to go - at least with regards to popularity.
Photo by Heiko
Glasgow. 2013. Given the latest crop of CHVRCHES remixes popping up you would have no idea the utterly joyous sound came from a place more commonly associated with poverty, alcholism & religious sectarianism. Oh, and a host of Frankie Boyle jokes. I guess the darker it is the brighter the light seems to shine. In fact it’s blinding.
CHVRCHES, better known as a 3 piece have started busting out a series of remixes. A few months ago they dropped this remix of St. Lucia which had us gasping for more. Unlike Yodel (if you’ve ever ordered anything from Argos you’ll know this name), they delivered….