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You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discover new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.

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May 3rd, 2015 23:46pm


Hangin' On A String (Contemplating) is the fourth single by Loose Ends from their second studio album, So Where Are You?, and was released in February 1985 by Virgin Records. The single went to number one on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart for one week. Frankie Knuckles Club Mix was originally released in 1992 as part of a rerelease 12” and also appeared on the Loose Ends Remix project Tighten Up Volume 1

Now included in the House Masters Frankie Knuckles collection, retrospective of the legendary house DJ, still sounds great.

Categories: Electronic, R'n'B, Remix
Dec 29th, 2014 19:53pm


The musicianship in this track is amazing, taken from Da Lata's recent LP Refab, which is a remix version of last years Fabiola album plus extra tracks. Da Lata create this house version of N.Y.J themselves, an upgrade on the original, and that is a killer tune anyway. 

Refab special guests, musicians and remixers invited to partake include South London rapper Knytro, Indian Bollywood flautist Naveen Kumar, Croatian production duo Eddy & Dus, Brazil D & B producers Drumagick & Tranquilo Soundz, South African/Scottish house unit Prophets of the South and German beatmeister Pushin Wood.

Many of the original Da Lata family feature including vocalists Jandira Silva & Vanessa Freeman, Senegalese kora player Diabel Cissokho, former Smoke City co-collaborator Marc Brown, engineer and house music supremo Toni Economides and of course the Da Lata house band featuring Mike Patto, Ernie McKone, Finn Peters, Jason Yarde, Tristan Banks, Davide Giovannini and Carl Smith.

Buy it on iTunes here

Categories: House, Remix, World
Sep 17th, 2014 23:04pm

A welcome return

Quantic returns with this delightful remix of the beautiful You Will Return (feat. Alice Russell) from his Magnetica LP.

Ahmed Sirour does the business, adding more percussion wistfully carrying the melody and enhancing the joyful voice of Alice Russell. The beats become almost tribal and builds the track into euphoric highs.

This remix features on the La Plata EP, that takes the two Nidia Góngora vocal tracks from Magnetica, La Plata in it's album form and a Werka Remix of Muévelo Negro. A cracking house remix of You will return by Titeknots finishes of the 4-track set.

Categories: Chill, Remix, Soul, World
Aug 12th, 2014 00:06am

Keep on riding on

Hot Natured’s massive 2012 club anthem returns with 4 remixes of the classic floor filler Benediction in a new EP.

Now, I still love the original, but the pick of the remixes for me is the Lxury Remix which surfaced earlier this year, it totally deconstructs the original, chucks most of it away and reassembles what’s left to create a completely different track, and it’s genius. 

Looping one line of the lyrics - Keep on riding on - it dispenses with the rest of the vocal, doesn’t even include the Benediction chorus, but it does’t need it and the melody loops that he’s added to replace the old classic strings are fresh and euphoric, barely recognisable from the original and it’s just superb.

Lxury, aka Andy Smith from Croydon, has since released his Playground EP to much excitement and also a banging new remix of Jungle’s Time. There’s no stopping the London producer.

Hot Nature’s LP - Different Sides of the Sun, the album that features Benediction is still getting a regular airing two years later. The other Benediction remixes on the EP are from GRADES, Nic Fanciulli and No Artificial Colours.

Aug 2nd, 2014 16:08pm

You Better Get Ready

George Evelyn, AKA Nightmares On Wax showcases a broad 25 year career in music with the double LP N.O.W. Is the Time, full of bonafide classics split into two discs - Nightmares By Day and Nightmares By Night containing 28 of the best-known Nightmares On Wax tunes. The Deep Down Edition adds further material of rare and unreleased tracks including this Ashley Beedle rework of Now Is The Time.

A solid collection for established NOW fans and new comers alike. My favourite album will always be the Carboot Soul, every tracks a winner.

Check it out on iTunes here

Categories: Dub, Electronic, Remix
Aug 2nd, 2014 15:23pm

Perfect Grammar

A perfect a comping tune to the track below, Tensnake works his grooving magic to London Grammar's Hey Now.

Another example of a band that makes music which begs for a dance make-over. Tensnake is having an excellent year all round. bring in on.

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Aug 2nd, 2014 15:12pm


It’s been a while since I featured a track from Lykke Li on here, I always think Lykke Li makes great songs that beg for a dance remix, and Joris Voorn doesn’t disappoint with this serging make-over. Likkie has never sounded so good, euphoric melodies pulsate over a brooding baseline. No rest for the wicked indeed.

Apr 20th, 2014 12:49pm

You got me writing...

Metronomy's big slab of indulgent pop Love Letters gets an extensive make-over from dance-floor connoisseur's Soulwax. Adding a typewriter beat the Soulwax brothers pump-up the disco vibe keeping in the mad meandering trumpets and infectious looping chorus. All sounds very DFA and is an epic take on a short sharp piece of pop brilliance.

Are we gonna get a remixed version of the Love Letters album like they did with The English Riviera? lets hope so!

Categories: Nu Disco, Pop, Remix
Mar 23rd, 2014 12:08pm

Just an Illusion?

This has a nice summery disco vibe about it, Wine Glass Woman, a track from Hayer Hawthorne's Where Does This Door Go LP from last year. When this materialised around October last year the summer was well and truly over, so i've dusted it down for this summer. Aeroplane’s Vito De Luca's remix transforms the song into epic disco with the help of Imagination's 19982 disco classic Just an Illusion, taking the synthesised riffs and looping them through the track.

Cool mix for a hot dance floor!

Categories: Disco, Remix
Feb 15th, 2014 14:06pm

Back To New York

New York DJ duo The Knocks remix up fellow New Yorkers Party Supplies' Going Back To New York, from the Tough Love LP from last summer. The Knocks turn's up the party level making it a electro-house party starter, feels like summer when this is playin'!

Makes me wanna go back to New York!

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Jan 26th, 2014 22:00pm

Dance Dance Dance

Listening to Danton Eeprom has put me in the mood for some classic Bertrand Burgalat. Bardot's Dance is originally from his 2012 LP Toutes directions, this remix was an EP from the same year featuring the song Double Peine and 3 edits of Bardot's Dance. Michael Garçon's Studio 54 Club Remix is a supercool re-edit that speeds up the original and adds a disco groove, Burgalat does disco, what's not to like?

Double peine - EP 2012

Categories: Disco, French, Pop, Remix
Sep 7th, 2013 18:26pm

Bigger Love

Matthew E. White released one of 2012′s best albums, Big Inner, still a firm favourite here at neoloop. The gospel-folk-psych-soul crooner gets the electro-pop treatment on lead track Big Love by experienced remixers Hot Chip. Staying pretty close the original with total respect, the Hot Chippers beef-up the bubbling baselines and clattering drums. Steel-pans subtly tinkle in the background and piano washes flutter over the driving bass, Matthew E. Whites guitars sound more urgent, giving the track lots of BIG love.

Sep 7th, 2013 17:49pm

Phoenix Nights

Splendid remix of Phoenix's - Trying to Be Cool by A-Track. The Canadian DJ jacks up the indie-favourite into a shiny hand-in-the-air summer anthem. Breathing new life into the Bankrupt! cut and it doesn't even have to try to be cool now!

Categories: Alternative, Remix
Sep 7th, 2013 17:38pm

So let's raise the bars and our cup to the stars!

London Folk trio - Daughter lead by sultry singer Elena Tonra takes on Daft Punk's summer anthem Get Lucky.

Casting a darker shade, Daughters sensual emotionally-charged version is a chilled out reverberation of the dance floor filler. Daughter recorded it before Random Access Memories was released back in April and was well received by fans of Bat for Lashes, Fiest, Cat Power and Poliça etc. I like the Daughters take on it, but even better is the Pretty Pink remix of their version (and there are quite a few other remixes of Daughter version about), Pretty Pink's housed-up edit does the business.

More Daughter folk here on bandcamp

Categories: Folk, Remix
May 6th, 2013 06:49am

Neomix Volume Two

Finally after so many people bugging me, I've put together another mixtape in the Neoloop series Neomix (I guess I can call it a series now there is a second volume!). Volume Two is as eclectic as the first and covers all the stuff we love on Neoloop.


Tracklisting is as follows:

  • 1. Get Free: Major Laser
  • 2. Why: Carly Simon
  • 3. On and On (Ruined by Rick Rubin): Justice
  • 4. Big Love: Matthew E. White
  • 5. Without You: Behling
  • 6. I Walk This Earth: King Biscuit Time
  • 7. I'm on Fire (Cousin Cole's Bad Desire Remix): Bruce Springsteen
  • 8. Hamjam (Tofu Mix): The Soul Session
  • 9. Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix): Body Language
  • 10. So Good At Being In Trouble: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • 11. Big Shot: Dr.John
  • 12. Bombay: El Guincho
  • 13. Tear Club: Moullinex
  • 14. Chip Off The Old Block: Chic
  • 15. Destiny: John Talabot
  • 16. Le Grand Sommeil: Ginger Ale
  • 17. Get Lucky: Daft Punk
  • 18. Utopia: Footprintz
  • 19. Juicy Onion: Brusco
  • 20. Benediction: Hot Natured & Ali Love
  • 21. Bourgie Bourgie: John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
  • 22. Inspector Norse: Todd Terje
  • 23. Lost: Frank Ocean
  • 24. Sea: Roosevelt
  • 25. Done and Over It: Marie Madelenine
  • 26. Goblin City (Holy Ghost Remix): Panthers
  • 27. Island: The Whitest Boy Alive
  • 28. La La La: Snoop Lion
  • 29. Fashion Killa: A$AP Rockey
  • 30. Perfidia: Phyllis Dillon
  • 31. The Baddest Man Alive: The Black Keys
  • 32. Blue Skies: Willie Nelson



Oct 29th, 2012 10:49am

Slow chilled out beats for a cold dark Monday morning. The new Jamie xx remix of Four Tets Lion from the Pink album.

Categories: Chill, Electronic, Remix
Oct 14th, 2012 21:09pm

Step into Something Good

Following Alt-J being shortlisted for The Mercury Music Awards with debut album An Awesome Wave, released in May this year, it's well deserved nomination. Something Good is released as a single (at the end of last month), I loved the original album version and this remix by Fort Romeau retains what is so good about it but pumps up the jam for the dance floor. Previous remixes have caned it to much for my liking and not retained enough of the looping melodies and piano flourishes that give the song it's charm.

Written by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Gwilym Sainsbury, Thom Green and produced by Charlie Andrew.

Official Site Click Here, Buy it on iTunes Click Here


Categories: Alternative, Remix
Sep 10th, 2012 00:00am

All killer!

In anticipation of Gaslamp Killer's new LP Breakthrough out next week, I've been listening to his classic mix-tape All Killer: Finders Keepers Records 1-20, from 2009. Mashing-up old rarities from around the world it features some great old, obscure and eclectic music from the likes of Sarolta Zalatnay, Mustafa Özkent, Bruno Spoerri, Vampires Of Dartmoore, Pierre Cavalli, Stanley Myers, Yamasuki and loads more. This tune, three tracks in, is a blend of Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra and Serge Gainsbourg's composer of choice Jean-Claude Vannier. If your in the mood for some off kilter, leftfield indulgence then look now further than this unique selection.

Categories: Mix Tape, Remix
Aug 5th, 2012 15:45pm


Still enjoying John Talabot's ƒin album (Click here for review) and also some of his great remix work, this old track from The Golden Filter gets a full Talabot make-over, the steady build-up of the wonky organ and ghostly samples wash over a pulsating beat. 

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Aug 5th, 2012 13:29pm


The eagerly anticipated follow-up to The xx's groundbreaking debut continues to gain momentum following a plethora of remixes of first single to come from Coexist. Angels has received a number of treatments over the last few weeks. This one from Bodhi is the pick of the bunch adding some sweet beats to original and keeping Romy Madley-Croft's delicate vocals in tack. Love this!

Categories: Chill, Electronic, Remix
Jun 30th, 2012 18:28pm

Caught up in a Rapture

Seven minute disco-punk from The Rapture courtesy of a compete overhaul from Ashley Beedle, Colleen Cosmo Murphy and Yam Who. Originally appearing on the NYC bands 4th album In the Grace of Your Love released last year. This DarkStarr Diskotek remix shapes the original into a house monster with cowbells and ESG style baseline in a future retro diskotek. Cool and catchy hooks that will have your head nodding and feet tapping all day long.

Official Rapture website click here

May 12th, 2012 20:15pm

Born Ready To Die

Terry Urban links up with DopeCouture to present Born Ready To Die, a mash up of Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die with Lana del Rey’s Born to Die.

Using the music from Lana’s Born To Die (remixed and resampled) and Lyrics from Biggie’s Ready To Die, it's fucking epic stuff, This track renamed Juicy Lolita is brilliant, I wouldn't have thought Biggie's Juicy would work without the Mtume backing tune Juicyfruit, however this sounds like the perfect Bond theme! Throughout this mixtape it all sounds so natural, Lana's strings and moody tones work perfectly with Big's gritty drawl.

A fitting tribute to the 15 year anniversary of Christopher Wallace’s death.

Check it out you can download full album by visiting mixstream.com


Jan 22nd, 2012 17:11pm

Living On The Edge Of Time

French electro-pop composer Yuksek's Always On The Run remixed by Tom Furse from the Horrors, blends elements of both acts’ sounds in a building booming dance tracks shimmering with synth flourishes and echoing vocals.

Born Pierre-Alexander Busson, Yuksek crafts decadent dance tracks with irresistible pop centers: meticulously plotted creations that no doubt owe their refinement to the Frenchman’s classical training. He’s also cut tracks with New York's Chromeo and Amanda Blank. Giving Justice a run for their money! Latest album Living on the Edge of Time is available now on iTunes.

But on iTunes

Like this? Try: Justice, Daft Punk

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Dec 24th, 2011 23:51pm

I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?

Undoubtably one of this years most blogged tunes, Lana Del Rey has made her mark in 2011. Seemingly coming from nowhere, the power of the internet launches another star, the gangsta Nancy Sinatra has earned a faithful following and deservedly so as the B-side Blue Jeans and forthcoming single Born To Die proves she's not a one hit wonder. There's a good few versions of Video Games, Chicago house legend Mr. Fingers mesmerising house mix, Kasabien's live cover and Bombay Bicycle Club. So far my favourite mix is from the night-stepper Jamie Woon. Lana's vocal never sounded better over Woon's intense dark beats, a pop-noir delight.

Official site


Oct 20th, 2011 19:41pm

Neoloop Mixloop Volume 1

Thought it was about time I posted up some mixes for you, here's a new 2 hour mix I've put together for your listening pleasure. It's an eclectic mix of tunes that have featured on Neoloop over the last 2 years. You can just download it by clicking the little download button next to the player or play it here. Sit back, relax and enjoy, Cheers! Neo


Track listing ...

  • The Look - Metronomy
  • Close Your Eyes (feat. Lucy Liu & Jay Electronica) - The Bullitts
  • Light Seep - Bibio
  • Rain Showers (7" Edit) - Sizzla
  • Midnight Sun featuring Elodie Rama (Prince Fatty Version) - Natural Self
  • P.I.M.P - The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
  • Bluebird - One Self
  • Benzie Box - Cee-Lo and Danger Doom
  • Hangin' On A String - Loose Ends
  • Insane In the Brain (feat. Horseman) - Prince Fatty
  • Before I Move Off - Mount Kimbie
  • Senseless (Original Mix) - Maya Jane Coles
  • Muskrat Love (T2MM Beta Edit) - America
  • You Put A Smell On Me (Breakbot Remix) - Matthew Dear
  • The Warriors (Cristoff Remix) - Barry De Vorzon
  • I Wanna Dance (Todd Terje Tangoterje Edit) - Claudja Barry
  • VCR (Matthew Dear Remix) - The xx
  • Around (Solomun Vox) - Noir & Haze
  • Fun Girl (Keinemusik Remix) - Jessica 6
  • Home - LCD Soundsystem
  • Gli impermeabili - Paolo Conte
  • Demolition Derby - Bertrand Burgalat
  • Sweet - Black Affair
  • Walkin' - Thundercat
  • Santa Fe - Beirut
  • Waiting for a Train - Flash & the Pan
  • Colourless Artibella - Major Lazer & La Roux
  • Tungstène et Bakélite - Pierre Robin
  • Le Vieux Piano De La Plage - Charles Trenet


Aug 29th, 2011 23:41pm

Tales of the Unexpected

I used to love Tales of the Unexpected when I was a kid, specially the theme tune. The Bullitts and Passion Pit have come together and laid a vocal over there iconic instrumental theme. Makes me smile listening to this. The Bullitts have done quite a few film theme make-overs, including Taxi Theme (Bullitts main man Jeymes Samuel), The persuaders (with Roisin Murphy) and Magnum Force (with Wretch 32). Check there Facebook page for more, free to download, click here.

Bullitt's official website here.


Jul 29th, 2011 01:34am

Lion In Cages is one of the great stand-out tracks from Wolf Gang's new album - Suego Faults, Memory Tapes Remix give the track laid-back spaced out feel and sounds like it came straight from their own LP Player Piano. Bringing the backing vocals to the front and sounds exactly what you want from a remix, a new track. Is it better than the original?, no probably not but it's completely different. It's Cool!

Categories: Alternative, Pop, Remix
Jul 19th, 2011 00:13am

Sometimes you find a bootleg that shouldn't work that just does. Kings of Leon's Sex is on Fire was getting so overplayed a couple of years ago it just became annoying, time for a bootleg make-over then. This mash-up by Al Fingers takes the the Sex is on Fire vocal and lays it over an old skool 80's soul classic, Mtume's Juicy Fruit. Check some more of Al's remixes at alfingers.com

Hear the original Juicy Fruit below...

Categories: Remix, Soul
Mar 6th, 2011 23:21pm

My Cloud is my new favourite track from Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx We're New Here album. This completely captivating track was initially recorded for but not included on the initial album I'm New Here. A rare moment of Gil's pure raw soul singing backed with Jamie Smith's lush instrumentation, doing his best impression of Four Tets finest moments. The American poet and jazz singer made a memorable comeback with I’m New Here in 2010 his first of original material in 16 years and ended up in most album of the year charts (Neoloop's included). Jamie Smith the man who cultivated the sound of the xx's eponymous debut composes exceptional remakes of the original recordings sampling older Scott-Heron songs and works them into these newer songs.

I can tell you now that this will feature in the 2011 alum of the year charts all over.

Buy it from the source here

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Jan 30th, 2011 22:19pm

Nice remix of Lykke Li's I Follow Rivers by Dave Sitek. Original version is from her forth-coming album entitled Wounded Rhymes, the enigmatic Swedish indie singer/songwriter returns with her trademark ethereal sound. set for a March 1 release via Lykke's own LL Recordings. With this track and the amazing Get Some it's already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2011.

Nov 14th, 2010 20:38pm

Here's a cool Teen Daze remix of the Local Natives Wide Eyes, adding blissed out dream-scape vibes to a great little indie tune. The original track appears on the LA band's debut LP Gorilla Manor (2009).

Listen and lose yourself in a feel-good moment of dreamy psych-folk.

Bands official site, Buy it on iTunes


Categories: Dreamy Alt-Pop, Folk, Remix
Nov 6th, 2010 18:15pm

Pink Floyd's introspective prog masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon as a dub reggae album on 2003's Dub Side of the Moon was genius. Easy Star All-Stars have now commissioned a remix album to give a different spin on their dub versions. Each track features a unique dub producer exploring spaced-out reggae and bass-heavy remixes of the original Dub Side of the Moon, Can it get any dubber? Hell yeah - Dubber side of the Moon is another triumph, some remixes work better than others Mad Professor, Scientist, Adrian Sherwood and Jazzwad, and Alchemist turning in best reworks. This Dubmatix remix of Speak to Me/Breathe gets my vote as the cream of the crop, speeding it up and making the bass even heavier. This is superb - Turn up the bass bins!

Like this/ Try: Dubmatix, Lee Scratch Perry, King Tubby


Categories: Dub, Reggae, Remix
Oct 28th, 2010 23:33pm

Following Matthew Dear's remix of The xx's VCR, this week see's the release of a new remix of VCR by Four Tet. It seems there is plenty of life yet in the revered Mercury winners seminal debut. The xx original album track is barely recognisable but for the hushed tones of Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft plus bursts of Jamie Smith’s xylophone fluttering in and out the hypnotic groove of Four Tet's organic percussion. While it feels somewhat unnecessary for another remix, this is quickly dismissed as you get totally captivated by Hebden's reworking that breathes new life into an already stunning piece of music. 

The xx and Four Tet together - It's a blinder!

Buy it on iTunes


Oct 25th, 2010 23:56pm

Continuing the Matthew Dear connection below, the original of this track is from his previous LP Asa Breed (2007). Four Tet adds the extra percussion in this remix which is still sounding good 3 years later. Also released on May 8, 2007 on Ghostly International Records as a single. It was released on 10" and digital formats only, and both versions feature a remix of the song by Four Tet. Both Asa Breed and his new LP Black City are well worth checking.

Buy the Black edition of Asa Breed on iTunes, Official Site

Categories: Electronic, Remix
Oct 16th, 2010 15:51pm

Two of Neoloop's favourite artist combine on this excellent remix by Matthew Dear of the The XX's VCR. With all the recent publicity The XX have gained from their Mercury Award for the brilliant debut and Matthew Dears latest album Black City still dominating the speakers here at Neoloop I dug out this remix that came out back in January. I never posted it up back then (kinda thought I did) but it's an amazing mix so if you didn't hear it then, sit back and relax in the beauty of it all. It could almost be a lost track from Matthew Dear's Black City (With a guest xx vocal of course) I love it.

Sep 5th, 2010 19:51pm

Maximum Balloon, the new solo project by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek - album due at the end of September. Groove Me features the eccentric talents of Brooklyn’s finest Theophilus London, surely only a matter of time before Theo goes big-time! This track has been reworked for the single by DOOM collaborator and Philly producer Jnerio Jarel (also available on the forthcoming iTunes deluxe version)

Sitting along side Theophilus London, the debut LP will also feature contributions from Karen O, David Byrne, Aku Orraca-Tetteh, and Little Dragon.

Like this: Try: Theophilus London

Official Site, Pre-order on iTunes

Categories: Alternative, Remix
Sep 5th, 2010 18:09pm

Nanna Øland Fabricius is the daughter of a mother opera singer and a father theatre organist, born in Denmark now mixing it with the Brooklyn music scene. Recording under the moniker Oh Land, this track is taken from her forthcoming EP on Epic Records in the US. French producer Yuksek transforms the europop original into a much heavier dance-floor stomper, keeping Nanna's delightful vocals and mashing-up the 80's synths. 

Like this? Try: Fever Ray, Vanessa Paradis, Emiliana Torrini, Olivia Ruiz

Official site, Oh Land on iTunes

Categories: Pop, Remix, Scandinavian
Aug 30th, 2010 00:08am

Au Revoir Simone's latest album of remixes (released last month) is a solid quality listen, called Night Light, the compilation is a remix album of Still Night, Still Light LP and features remixes from the likes of Neon Indian, Jensen Sportag, Silver Columns, Aeroplane, cocknbullkid and many others. The iTunes version incudes 20 tracks. I featured the Neon Indian remix of Another Likely Story back in December last year (check it out here). Clock Opera's remix of Tell Me is quite a wild departure from the original version and the pick of the LP for me.

Like this? Try: The XX, Dirty Projectors, Neon Indian, Little Dragon, Ladytron

Buy it on iTunes, Bands place in MySpace

Categories: Alternative, Remix
Aug 3rd, 2010 00:38am

Banging new dance hall EP from Major Lazer (a.k.a. American producer Diplo and British producer Switch) featuring brand new songs and remixes of tracks from the original 2009 release, Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do. Even Thom Yorke contribute's a remix of Jump up. But I'm really feeling this track, K.L.A.M. remix of Can't Stop Now. Wack the bass up!

Not available on the UK iTunes yet, listen at the Major Lazer MySpace page.

Categories: Hip Hop, Reggae, Remix
Jun 9th, 2010 00:04am

Loving this new mash up of La Roux by Major Lazor (as recommended by @ablackcanvas) specially this track, giving it a real skanking. There is a complete album's worth of remakes available on the Mad Decent website, download the whole mixtape for free - Lazorproof.

The Major Lazer braintrust (Diplo & Switch) put this mixtape together for La Roux while working on new material in Jamaica. It features a bunch of JA-inspired blends, special remixes, dubplates and more, it's all crazy shit! Recommended!

Mad Decent website


Categories: Hip Hop, Reggae, Remix
Mar 28th, 2010 21:06pm

Since today is the first day of British summertime I'm digging out some old feel-good summer tunes. What better than some Brazilian vibes, this just oozes the heat of the sun with a chilled out groove. Totally tropical, Bonobo remixes the track for the bottletop project (see more about this at bottletop.org) which raises money for inspiring causes through music sales. Taking original music from all over the world and asks various leading DJ and producers to remix them. For more of this kind of fantastic music, look no further than Mr. Bongos.

Like this? Try: Gilberto Gill, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes, Sergio Mendes

Categories: Chill, Remix, World
Mar 28th, 2010 19:26pm

The original version of Health's In Heat from their Get Colour LP is only just under two minutes long and is somewhat of an interlude. This new remix by Brooklyn's Javelin makes the song a completely different animal, cleaning up the fuzzy guitars and feedback to give it a clearer pop sheen. Making this a fresh new tune for a sunshine day!

Buy HEALTH on iTunes, HEALTH's Official website, Javelin's place in MySpace

Mar 14th, 2010 17:44pm

Just makes you wanna dance, so infectious, it's highly contagious. Banging jazzy breaks run in to a swarm of trumpets, dramatic moody bass, piano stabs and the beautiful voice of Isabella Kaiser all collide in a midnight rendezvous. Midnight Rendezvous is the prolongation of the success of forties retro-chic in modern dance-music on a extra high level. Pulse-racing stuff! Released on Parov Stelar´s Austrian label Etage Noir recordings.

Like This? Try: Parov Stelar, Waldeck, Mr Scruff

Record Label Website, Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, Nu-jazz, Remix
Mar 7th, 2010 11:58am

Marvin Gaye never sounded so good, this is a cheeky mash-up from Al Fingers of Marvin's classic tune with the old reggae standard, Johnny Osbourne's Truth and Rights. As the sun is starting to shine at the end of a long hard winter, we need some feel good vibes to soak up the rays and warm your soul. A magic combination that works so well, many will say it's a sacrilege to mess with the great soul master, but hey if it sounds this good who gives a shit. Go to Al Fingers website for some more excellent mash-ups and mixtapes here.

Marvin's original on iTunes

Like This? Try: More Marin Gaye, Johnny Osbourne, Burning Spear, The Heptones, The Mighty Diamonds

Categories: Reggae, Remix, Soul
Feb 14th, 2010 23:31pm

In the mood for some Dark dancehall? Look no further than Diplo and Jayou's remix of The Partysquad's Murderer, and it's murder on the dance floor! After a few listen's this really sucks into your head, the skanking guitars and booming dub beat pound on relentlessly before an light skanking interlude interrupts and sends the whole track into space via a badass an echo chamber. The Partysquad are positively massive in their home country of the Netherlands. Murderer freaks out the Barrington Levy track of the same name. I'm loving' it!

Find out more at Mad Decent, Buy the full EP on iTunes, Bands place in MySpace

Categories: Dub, Reggae, Remix
Jan 16th, 2010 19:57pm

The skanking grooves keep coming, I'm listening to loads of SKA tinged latin today! Nowadays your latin music can come from anywhere, this is a cracking Mo'Horizons remix of fellow German's Una Mas Trio. If you dig nu-jazz and Latin music check out their MySpace page for some more good shit. Then hop over to Mo'Horizons page for even more!

Like This Try: Mo'Horizons, The Juju Orchestra, Nickodemus

Bands place in MySpace, Mo'Horizons Place in MySpace

Categories: Electronic, Nu-jazz, Remix
Jan 16th, 2010 19:51pm

Another quality remix from NYC's Nickodemus, skanking guitars, banging drums, spanish rap and haunted backing singers all wedged together for a latin feast. You just can't sit still for this one.

Taken from the EP El Micrófono / Para No Vivir Desesperado. The original version appears on the 2007 album Piñata, they released their latest album Soy Sauce last year. Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS; or Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido in Spanish) is the brainchild of Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara. Along with groups like Nortec Collective and Kinky, M.I.S. is part of a growing Mexican electronica movement, mixing traditional Mexican music with contemporary electronica sounds. 

Like This Try: Nickodemus, Quantic, Sidestepper, Fussible, Panóptica

Bands place in MySpace, Nickodemus MySpace, Official Nickodemus site, Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, Nu-jazz, Remix
Jan 16th, 2010 16:36pm

Following on from the Waldeck post below, here he is again under the Saint Privat moniker. Saint Privat is Waldeck and fellow Austrian singer Valérie Sajdik.  Pour yourself a Gin and Tonic and soak up Tous les jours, the connoisseurs’ summer hit of 2004 in Germany, Austria and beyond. They have since released the album Superflu, heralding the revival of the “Chanson psychédélique”. Chill out baby.

Like This Try: Waldeck, Pink Martini, Koop

Valerie Sajdik's place in MySpace, Official Site, Saint Privat on iTunes

Categories: Chill, Electronic, Nu-jazz, Remix
Jan 10th, 2010 18:47pm

The mighty Ian Brown gets a re-work from The Prodigy on this, his latest single Just Like You. Liam Howlett & Co. give it a scuzzed up electro vibe, letting Ian's original vocal slide over the top. I still like Ian's original from his My Way album with the funky brass section, this remix takes it in an entirely different direction firmly hitting the Indie dancefloor. 

Ian's official site, Ian's place in MySpace, Latest album on iTunes

Dec 16th, 2009 23:54pm

The fabulous Neon Indian gives fellow Brooklynites Au Revoir Simone's tune a real psychedelic make-over, taken from their Another Likely story EP released last month. Neon synth's and pounding beats are pulled through the Indian echo chamber, love this.

But it on iTunes, Au Revoir Simone Official site, Bands place in MySpace

Like this try: Neon Indian, Little Dragon, Ladytron

Dec 8th, 2009 23:53pm

I'm currently considering my albums of the year and revisiting lots of great stuff. Passion Pits album Manners is a cracking loud pop mash up. I also enjoyed Miike Snow's debut effort of quirky pop gems. Both these band have been remixed to oblivion this year. But this combination of Miike Snow remix of The Passion Pit's The reeling is one of the years great pairings. Whose albums of the year will up here soon, watch this space.

Passion Pits place in MySpace, Miike Snow's place in MySpace, Buy Passion Pit on iTunes

Nov 17th, 2009 00:25am

From the new Richard X remix of 1991's Foxbase Alpha album, the Neil Young cover "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", an epic Balearo-disco banger. Always loved the original Neil Young version and the original Saint Etienne version (amazing to think that it's nearly 20 years old, Saint Etienne were one of the bands that helped define the indie dance genre in the early 1990s), this new remix gives it a nice polish for another few years to come.

Official site, Saint Etienne greatest hits on iTunes

Categories: Alternative, Pop, Remix
Nov 7th, 2009 18:45pm

Oregon's Yacht adds a bit of electronica swagger to this rock groover, almost crosses over in to a disco stomper! Like the freestyle rap by Yacht at the end, cool! The original track was posted up on neoloop last September.

Wolfmother are an Australian rock band that formed in Erskineville, Sydney in 2000.

Buy it on iTunes, Yacht's place in MySpace, Wolfmother.com

Categories: Electronic, Remix, Rock
Nov 7th, 2009 16:30pm

The xx incredible remix of Florence + the Machine's version of Candi Staton's classic 'You've Got The Love'. Originally appears on her Mercury nominated Lungs LP. Every now and again a track comes along and blows you away, this is an amazing remix, practically a complete remake, stripping the original down to basics and reconstructing it with subtle xylophone and warped harp to dubstep beat and cutting up The XX's vocals with Florance Welch's chorus. The XX can do no wrong, captivating!

The XX Official site

Florence + the Machine official site

Nov 1st, 2009 23:54pm

Got a bit a chinese urdu going on on this remix by Memory Tapes.

Primary 1 is churning out good shit at the moment and Memory Tapes are right on the money. This just builds and builds, Tune!

Bands place in MySpace


Nov 1st, 2009 01:15am

The original track from Miike Snow's debut album is real stand out tune and one of the top 20 of the year so far. There have been many remixes of this track but Mark Ronson gives it a complete make over and takes to the tune in to an entirely different direction. A light ska beat, a wonky organ and Ronson's signature brass is superb. (There are a few versions of this mix on various blogs which has a bit Lady Ga Ga overlapping the end, but this is the complete version).

Oct 11th, 2009 17:24pm

A superb chilled out remix from Folk-Hippie Devendra Banhart

Devendra said: We LOVE and have LOVED Phoenix since Alphabetical, and have wanted to do more than just ogle at their awesomeness for quite some time. With the release of their luminary Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix we got the chance to un-floccinaucinihilipilificate our dreams and with awesome, oceanic glee, we took Rome for a ride... a mellow, meditative one, let’s bring out the candle-lit side, a side of the song suited for lucubration !

You can download this and more Phoenix remixes here

Categories: Alternative, Chill, Folk, Remix
Aug 16th, 2009 22:17pm

Driving along to the rhythm of the sun.

Imagine yourself cruising in an old open top sports car along a winding road high in the mountains on a bright sunny day, the wind in your hair, designer shades and the sound of this floating out the speakers. A new album from KOC is due this September, looking forward to that!

Official site - kingsofconvenience.com




Jul 17th, 2009 00:54am

Thundering and lightning big time in London tonight.

Some haunting melodies playing on my ipod as battle through the wind and rain turning my umbrella inside out. This remix isn't too far from the original, Karin Dreijer Andersson's vocals searing through the mix like wolf in a storm.

Fever Ray is a solo album by The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson from Sweden.

Official site - feverray.com