My favorite Sky Ferreira song out there is actually a cover of Stevie Nicks’ “Stand Back” produced by Skeet Skeet. Maybe it’s knowing her in the context of a Stevie Knicks cover, but the whole set-up of “Everything is Embarrassing” really fits perfectly for her throwback voice and the producers do well to not put much processing on top. It’s a heartbreaker of a song, and with the drum line
Love Garage. LOVE UK Garage. Because it’s pretty amazing – what’s not to love about fast, syncopated, drum patterns with pulsing strings and Rhodes organs winding around it? Add some soulful vocals and you have a recipe for the greatest genre that didn’t quite manage to hold on. Enter Delilah, as remixed by MJ Cole, one of the original UK garage guys. Beautiful and emotional, the chorus rings out with
The Moon Boots remix of Alison Valentine’s “Peanut Butter” has a lot in common with 2001 thug love duets. The light, airy, vocals play well with the piano stabs that might as well be from an Irv Gotti beat. Needless to say, this is a song to be enjoyed in a 98 coupe with the windows down. The remix is really well constructed — the layering of Valentine’s choral vocals
Nothing like an R&B flip to get through the week. The flip today is Brandy’s “Best Friend,” turned into a beautiful upbeat tropical disco number. The remixer this time around is Chris Malinchak, whose debut we reviewed right here on Blisspop when it arrived in May. This edit is lighter and cheerier than his other work, but carries the same expressive, island-styled, drums that’s become somewhat of a French Express trademark.
I was sitting in Good Stuff Eatery this afternoon, and all of a sudden “Higher Love” came on. After getting over the embarrassing mistake of thinking it was a Genesis track, I realized that there must be a couple amazing DJ edits out there. If Todd Terje could do it with Paul Simon’s “Diamonds,” who out there had taken a crack at this track? Dimitri from Paris, of course. Dimitri