From the forthcoming IMMEDIATELY Remixes, out February 19, 2021. You can preorder the album here.
Gigamesh has been making his mark for several years in dance clubs around the world with his own popular blend of remixes, as well as his work with remix group DiscoTech, and his role in Señor Stereo, a disco influenced live-electronic group. Theophilus London did a rare LIVE performance of Gigamesh’s contest winning (check it out below) at Noisey’s “Special Engagement” concert this summer.
Starting today, you can download the track where it premiered with Interview Magazine (or on this here blog below).
Rah Rah, Regina, Saskatchewan’s expansive pop-rock collective, recently announced the release of their new remix record Rahmixes on November 15, 2011.
The digital and vinyl release marks the band’s first full-length under Hidden Pony Records and features remixes by a host of acclaimed musical pioneers and interpreters like: NGHTBLND (Alex Rose of Minus the Bear), Silverclub (Elbow, Frank Black’s Grand Duchy), Grandtheft (supported U2, Arcade Fire & official DJ of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics), Rich Kidd (Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates), Kitchen Party (Shad & Dallas Green, Library Voices) and Cadence Weapon (two-time Polaris Music Prize nominee, world-wide festival DJ), amongst others. All take the essence of Rah Rah’s songs and transform them into epic and otherworldly creations.
Rahmixes take select tracks from Rah Rah’s sophomore album, Breaking Hearts (2010) and the band’s debut, Going Steady (2008). Rah Rah has previously toured in the U.S., across Europe and at major music events like the Regina Folk Festival, Pop Montreal, Sled Island, the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad and NXNE and SXSW this year.
The band members of Rah Rah share a collective mentality, taking turns taking the lead, both in songwriting and while on stage and constantly switching instruments. The proud prairie rockers sing of the seriousness of art, poetry, love, and politics, and contrast it with a stage full of confetti, pinatas, candy, and six friends loving life and having fun. But don’t let their fresh faces, confetti cannons and constant sugar highs fool you, Rah Rah are old souls. This young, six-member ensemble artully bridge sincerity with the absurd. Despite lyrics that touch on underwater sea creatures, stockbrokers, Saskatchewan, Montreal, and impressionist painters, their songs are built to break your heart. All this along with the melodic male/female vocals and diverse instrumentation (guitars, bass, drums, keys, violin, accordion, ukulele), ensures that a Rah Rah show will not disappoint.
Rah Rah is currently on tour in Canada with Said the Whale and UK solo artist Sara Lowes. They will begin work on their next studio record after the tour wraps, under the production guidance of the inimitable Gus Van Go (The Stills, Hollerado, Preistess) and with an expected release date for the new album in early 2012. [source: planetary group]
Premiering the track, Fader wrote, “The somber, orchestral original gets revamped with sparkling synths and marimbas, reminiscent of ‘90s Euro house. The vividly upbeat trance and techno elements, paired with Irrepressibles lead singer Jamie McDermott’s mournful vocals, come together to create a track that is, in a word, irrepressible.” Check out the remix HERE.
But there’s more…
The release of Hercules and Love Affiar’s remix leads into the group’s upcoming release of Mirror Mirror digitally in America on August 9th, followed by a special edition of the album October 25th. The special edition features exclusive remixes from the likes of Röyksopp, Zero 7, Hercules and Love Affair, and much, much, more.
For a taste of the album, the chamber popsters have also made Forget The Past available as a free download (grab it below), as well as a plethora of videos for your viewing pleasure:
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A couple of brand new MNDR remixes just dropped and they’re both available as free downloads!
MNDR has also been working on a collection of 4-Track remixes all recorded on 4 tracks straight to analog tape. You can download the first remix, Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks (MNDR 4-Track Remix), on RCRDLBL. More 4-Track remixes are on their way, so stay tuned.