Lyrics you’ll recognize, tunes you can groove to. Lovin’ me some retwerked, sexy slow-made-faster jams.
First one is originally from Frank Ocean. Givin’ a groovy baseline and and a some ole piano over the chorus. Sounds straight out of a hip art exhibit DJ set?
EDIT: KO KO changed their name to Pacific Air, and now only have Float available on their SoundCloud as of 10/10/12. Good change, because it was impossible to Google anything about them.
Reminds me of: Miike Snow, Bombay Bicycle Club?, the soundtrack to a meaningful moment in Gossip Girl.
KO KO is a neat little pop outfit from Los Angeles, I believe. There isn’t that much information available on them that isn’t just from other blogs, so I’ll cut to the tunes. They’re perfect for spring. Delightfully poppy, full, atmospheric jams with heavy drum backing. These 3 are from their first EP, Float.
KO KO – Float KO KO – So Strange KO KO – Intermission
This is a little taste of some of my favorite music I’ve come across in the last few years. I can not recommend it enough.
Little Loud, or Tourist (which appears to be the moniker he’s currently using for original material) is an artist based out of Brighton, UK. I came across his music through his rendition of Health’s ‘Nice Girls’ on their second remix album. Little Loud’s style is bubbly, ridiculously upbeat, synth-heavy remixes that generously build on the vocals of the originals. They also have a tendency to add in a new melody/sound/element 2/3 of the way into the song that make it completely bonkers.
He appears to be working on an EP, with two songs already on his soundcloud. Keep watching this guy.
Little Loud – Placid Acid
Little Loud – Jupiter
And a song of his that’s been around for awhile, one of my favorite remixes ever.
Memory Tapes – Bicycle (Little Loud Remix)
Check out the rest of his work on his soundcloud.
M83′s Midnight City was one of those songs that I saw everyone raving about for a few days before listening to it. Now, usually, this results in a person being underwhelmed because there’s no way that what you’re going to experience will live up to your expectations. Long story short, I lost my shit when I listened to it for the first time, and have been attempting to perfect that screaming-sound-effect ever since.
I don’t really know very many technical or professional music terms. So let’s just say it’s a great song and incidentally, great source material, that yields some incredible remixes. And heeh dey is.
Christian Strobe Remix: More industrial, harsh, overwhelming, dancey.
Knocks Cover (feat. Mandy Lee): The Knocks live up to their incredible catchy/dancey/happy legacy. It’s a wonderful recreation, with the featured Mandy Lee providing vocals that I can’t quite describe but I’ve been noticing a lot more lately. It always just reminds me of Norah Jones D:
Man Without Country Remix: Re-imagined drums and hook. Different but fantastic.