For Japanese listeners, Random Access Memories closes not with “Contact,” but instead with a somber, searching, exclusive bonus track called “Horizon.” It’s a tranquil alternate ending to the storyline Daft Punk created on the album, and serves as one of the most relaxing and dreamy pieces of music ever composed by the French duo. Listen below.
As alluded to in the “Fall” remix post, here’s your second serving of Ta-ku for the night in the form of “I Love Beyoncé.” The rework combines pieces of Drake’s “Girls Love Beyoncé,” the original “Say My Name” from Destiny’s Child and the Perth producer’s own futuristic R&B stylings, and will appear on Ta-ku’s upcoming RE-TWERK Vol.2, coming soon. You can never have enough Beyoncé, right?
Ta-ku – I Love Beyoncé
There are certain track titles that when first seen in your SoundCloud feed call for an all out halt to the world around you, and Giraffage‘s “Music Sounds Better With You” is one of them. The acclaimed San Francisco producer has effectively remixed Stardust’s 1998 classic (Mixmag’s 11th greatest dance song of all time and Pitchfork’s #46 song of the ’90s) under the same name, creating a 3 minute 45 second segment of indisputable aural joy.
Dream Koala is back with some new koala-wave, remixing an unlikely artist in Angel Haze. He converts her previously fast-paced rap song into a stretched out, ambient pool of late night sex, using select “Werkin’ Girls” lyrics to slowly drown you into hypnosis. Outstanding stuff as always.
I was recently (and rather randomly) introduced to ODESZA (the Washington based duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight) through a remix of Beat Connection’s “Soala” that ended up in the latest edition of Free Music You Should Download Right Now. To say I had stumbled onto a goldmine would be the understatement of the year.
Initially, this post was intended for the new Giraffage remix of “Closure,” but upon listening to the original mix for the first time, it was apparent the focus needed to shift.