Friday, July 28, 2006
Simian Mobile Disco Remixes
The Go! Team, "Ladyflash (Simian Mobile Disco remix)"
The Presets, "Are You The One? (Simian Mobile Disco remix)"
Air, "Cherry Blossom Girl (Simian Mobile Disco remix)"
The Simian Mobile Disco remix of Peaches' "Downtown" has been killing it around Pound for Pound headquarters lately, so it seemed like a good time to take a look at some of their other remixes that have made them a big name in dance circles. I feel like these British boys are ready to become even bigger, given a few more high-profile remix jobs like the one for Air. That one takes the original and gives it some balls (no offense to Air fans, as I am one too). It's got some glitches, bass, takes out the guitar strumming that defines the original. It's a really original take using the basics of the song and turning it into something better.
I don't know much about The Presets, so I can only tell you about this particular remix. It's much more of a raging beast than the Air one, coming at you with a strong, consistent bass. Less drastic tempo changes. They utilize these gorgeous squelches throughout, giving it a bubbly, joyous feel that reminds me of some Paris discotheque.
The Go! Team remix is my favorite of the bunch, taking what is a good sound and making it exponentially better. We've looked at the Go! Team before, and commented on how it all sounds the same after awhile. Their music seems to be designed for dancing (at the very least jumping around), but it always seemed to be missing something. The Simian boys take care of that, putting a thumping bass under the vocals, chop them up and create straight heat. Love the countdown around the 1st minute, makes you wanna go crazy when they start things right back up fast and furious.
-I briefly got into using a wireless mouse last year, then I got robbed at gunpoint and not so much. It looks like Mac is trying to bring me back with this new mouse for Mac users called Mighty Mouse, bringing their typically great design and utility. If I don't spend the money on music, it's mine.
-In other news directly impacting me, the United Kingdom appears to be considering a ban on overweight men walking around with their shirts off. I'm actually all for this ban, as I cover all of the mirrors in my own place to avoid the possibility of seeing myself without clothes. Now, if only governments will take up my idea for a ban on shirts for women with large chests, I will be satisfied. P.S. The quotes are great in the article, such wonderful British understatement.