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Caribou are releasing a remix package this week of Our Love tracks. The album has given us some great remixes by Carl Craig and Tale Of Us/Mano Le Tough, and the new ones of ‘Second Chance’ and ‘Mars’ by Head High are worthy additions to that strand of remixes.

Caribou – ‘Second Chance’ (Cyril Hahn Edit)

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Florence + The Machine’s ‘What Kind Of Man’ was a return to form for Ms. Welch with a stomping callback to her early work and a fine setup for new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

As part of the run up to the album, Nicolas Jaar has come in and teared the song apart spending 12 minutes building and deconstructing a dirty disco beat all over Florence’s vocals. Or as Jaar has tagged it himself “#dark jungle disco death squad suede sex”. Seems fair:

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Four Tet’s shelved remix of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ wasn’t heard publicly until last week when Four Tet joined Jon Hopkins and played it on his BBC Radio One residency.

Which is a pity, as Kieran Hebden’s reworking really amped up the sentiment of the original, with a lullaby-style bells and tones backing to Chris Martin’s vocals. The remix was commissioned by the label but it never came out and said that Martin’s vocal take he was sent was one of the best he’s ever received. The clicks in the tracks were samples of Ainsley Harriott cooking on Ready Steady Cook.

You can hear the entire show at BBC.

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

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Having started out as a folk singer, Sorcha Richardson’s latest musical endeavours have existed in an electronic world. Last year she released a collaborative EP with New Jersey duo Fortunate Ones as Con Vos and she’s kicking off this new year with a collaboration between herself and two other producers AYLA from Canada and Isovert of the US.

‘Fade’ is a slow moving billowy electronic jam with handclaps and harps providing the bed for Richardson’s sweet vocal.

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Artwork by Stephen Maurice Graham.

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20 remixes or edits from my year that made it into my DJ playlists and got the most regular play: from bangers to disco edits to floorfillers and wamp wamp rap remixes.

  1. Jessie Ware – ‘Tough Love’ (Cyril Hahn remix)
  2. Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’ (Soulwax remix)
  3. Caribou - ‘Your Love’ (Carl Craig’s Set U Free remix)
  4. Daniel Avery – ‘All I Need’ (Remixed by Roman Flügel)
  5. Smart Edit – ‘All This Love’
  6. CHVRCHES – ‘Lies’ (Lxury Remix)
  7. Future Islands – ‘Doves’ (Vince Clark remix)
  8. Kelis - ‘Runnin’ (Machinedrum remix)
  9. Jape – ‘The Heart’s Desire’ (Peaking Lights remix)
  10. Ellie Goulding – ‘How Long Will I Love You’ [EMBRZ Remix]
  11. Smart Edit – ‘All This Love’
  12. Blood Orange – ‘Uncle ACE’ (Kindness Remix) [feat. Robert Owens]
  13. Tove Lo – ‘Habits remix’ (Hippie Sabotage) 
  14. The Knife – ‘Pass This On’ (Shaken-Up remix)
  15. Kelis - ‘Jerk Ribs’ (Mount Kimbie remix)
  16. Jungle - ‘Time’ (Joe Goddard remix)
  17. London Grammar – ‘Sights’ (Tourist version)
  18. Psychemagik – ‘Black Noir Schwarz’ (Mineo remix)
  19. The Weekend – ‘Often’ (Kygo remix)
  20. Jungle – ‘The Heat’ (Joy Orbison remix)
  21. Elaine Mai – ‘Lay with Me’ (SertOne remix)
  22. Alunageorge – ‘Kaleidoscope Love’ (Kaytranada remix)
  23. Glass Animals – ‘Pools’ (Roosevelt remix)
  24. Tvvins – ‘You Better’ (Daithí remix)
  25. Au Revoir Simone – ‘Love You Don’t Know Me’ (I Am The Cosmos remix)

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Windings asked two producers to remix tracks from this year’s split LP with Land Lovers and the results that came back are available now as a free download but more importantly, are very worth your ear time.

Carlow’s Auxiliary Phoenix turned ‘Bladerubber’ into something that sounds more like Radiohead in atmosphere while Limerick’s Naive Ted gives ‘Spiral Stairs’ a Dilla-style beat production sheen.

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The FMC Tour is kicking off this week around Ireland this week and across the month in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Dundalk, Dublin and Belfast.

The three main bands on the tour are Fight Like Apes, Kid Karate and Sleep Thieves and each stop on the tour not only will you get to see these three bands for a reasonable price but there’ll be local support too as well as masterclasses for bands during the day. I’ve got a special Elaine Mai remix of Sleep Thieves’ track ‘High’ from their recent You Want The Night LP to listen to as well as a pair of tickets to the gig of your choosing on the tour. Enter by leaving a comment below with your gig of preference and I’ll pick a winner for each tomorrow. Full dates below.

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Toby Kaar might have gone very quiet on the live front in the last while and while we wait for the Cork producer to produce tracks to the public that match his reputation in front of an audience, the man has turned his hand to his first remix of a band since last year.

Kaar turns the song, ‘Every Thief’, from We Cut Corners’ recent Think Nothing album into a slow-moving six-minute long mood piece punctuated by the lyrics “Every thief needs an alibi, I’ll be yours, will you be mine?,” goes the song, and Kaar’s production is complicit.

We Cut Corners play a headline show at The Academy tomorrow night with support from Jennifer Evans and Spies, and they will be joined on stage by Booka Brass Band who have sold out their own show on Friday night.