Austin-based producer Galapagos (aka teenage phenom Jacob McNaughton) has dropped yet another fantastic track full of intricately stacked samples and fluttering beats. ‘Take Me (Gold Cluster)’ is just a taste of what’s to come from the Phoenix native. Galapagos has a collaborative EP lined up with Australian artist Guerre— it’ll be out May 8th on the always awesome Absent Fever. For now, check out his latest cut below.
Galapagos (aka Jacob McNaughton) just dropped a new track off his upcoming EP Sounds Vol. 2. I knew that he’d been messing around with some jj samples, but this is far better than anything I’d imagined. Now I can’t wait for the new EP. Jacob’s quickly becoming a mastersampler as he continues to churn out brilliant loop-based jams. In this blissed-out tune he combines vocals from jj’s I’m The One/Money On My Mind with a synthy backbone via Gold Panda’s Before We Talked and some bass from Radiohead’s Everything In Its Right Place. Also make sure to check out his take on N’SYNC’s Tearin Up My Heart on verb/re/verb’s glorious Youth mixtape.
This week’s mix kicks off with my favorite track off Arcade Fire’s new album The Suburbs, which you should definitely get your hands on. Then we’ve got one of my favorite bands from London, Noah and the Whale, with a tad of remixing. From the many redone versions of Phoenix’s 1901 I chose a nice reggae remix by Ivan Beck— it’s pretty good to hear after a hundred techno renditions. Also this week I decided to toss in two songs by my favorite Brazilian artists, Sérgio Mendes and Seu Jorge. Rapdragons, a hip-hop duo from Baltimore, sample another group from the same city, Beach House in ‘I Went to Her’ off their new release Featuring Baltimore, which you can pick up for free here. Belgian artist Aeroplane’s ‘We Can’t Fly’ has been drifting about the interwebs the past few days and I really like it so here it is. San Fran’s Hannah Hunt and Ryan William Lynch (aka Dominant Legs) are on the mix with their tune ‘Clawing Out At The Walls’ from their forthcoming album Young at Love and Life. One of my favorite new albums is Brothers by The Black Keys, so here’s their track ‘Everlasting Light’. Basque band Delorean rounds out this weeks mix with their retouch of Glasser’s ‘Glad’.
This week’s mix is a blend of primarily French and English bands in Phoenix, Sébastien Tellier, Fulham’s Example, Ellie Goulding, Klaxons and Foals. I’ve also tossed in a bit of Cuban spice with Havana-based Buena Vista Social Club. And of course I couldn’t resist rounding things out with another slick Passion Pit remix.
Foals - ‘Red Socks Pugie’
Sébastien Tellier - ‘L’Amour Et La Violence (Allure Remix)’
I don’t know if I should, but I feel like summer is nearly upon us. The mercury is slowly creeping up when our backs are turned so I’ve responded with a few pacy, energetic selection of songs to kick off the week (and the summery weather). We’ve got a song from Brazilian singer Vanessa da Mata and a classy b-side off Two Door Cinema Club’s “I Can Talk” single release (and apparently the Japanese version of “Tourist History” as well). I also came across a tight Lupe Fiasco/Empire Of The Sun mash-up from Ha! Yes and another Phoenix remix courtesy of Alex Metric. Add in a track from Chilean hip-hop maestro Latin Bitman’s “Colour,” a couple remixes including Spain’s La Bien Querida and Passion Pit, a catchy tune off Kitsuné Maison #9 and a new song from Tokyo Police Club’s “Champ” and you have this week’s mix. Check it!
Vanessa da Mata - ‘Não Me Deixe Só’ (buy)
Two Door Cinema Club - ‘Costume Party’ (Free at twodoorcinemaclub.com)
Lupe Fiasco vs. Empire of the Sun - ‘Dream of a Superstar (Ha! Yes)’
La Bien Querida - ‘9.6 (Guille Milkyway Remix)’ (buy)
Phoenix - ‘Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)’
Latin Bitman - ‘Summertime feat. Rulo’ (buy)
Jamaica - ‘I Think I Like U 2 (Breakbot Remix)’ (buy)
Tokyo Police Club - ‘Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)’ (Pre-order Champ)
Monday. We find ourselves at the start of the new week; here’s a few songs to toss you right into the week ahead—it’s a mixture of old and new but should do the trick. To start things off we’ve got another Delorean track off Subiza, ‘Warmer Places,’ a song from my favourite Berlin-based group The Whitest Boy Alive, a few Phoenix and Vampire Weekend remixes, five-plus minutes of relaxation courtesy of Beach House, Mos Def’s Desmond Dekker tribute and a track off Swedish band The Radio Dept.’s new album Clinging to a Scheme. Have any suggestions for next week’s mix? Send them our way!
Phoenix - ‘Long Distance Call (25 Hours A Day Mix)’
Delorean - ‘Warmer Places’
Vampire Weekend - Horchata (Martin Vidal Remix)’
The Whitest Boy Alive - ‘1517’
Beach House - ‘Walk In The Park’
Mos Def with Desmond Dekker & The Aces - ‘History Town’
Bloc Party, The Temper Trap, Tokyo Police Club, Kings of Leon and Phoenix— we’ve all heard those names before, but André Allen Anjos, Andrew Maury and Crookram (Chris Angelovski)— perhaps not. The three make up the Portuguese/American/Dutch remixing wizardry known as The Remix Artist Collective, or simply as RAC. Together they have released three free albums: RAC Sega Vs. Nintendo EP, RAC Vol. 1, and RAC VOL 1.5. Check out a full list of their remixes. Some of RAC’s music has appeared on HBO’s Entourage so you know they’re legit. Here’s a few of my favourites:
To kick this week off we have a pretty diverse mix, a few remixes (Obscuresounds & Marky), a track from my new favourite Northern Irish band, Two Door Cinema Club, the best track song off FM Belfast’s How To Make Friends, and an energic swedish tune courtesy of Club 8.
Phoenix - ‘1901 (Obscuresounds Remix)’
Sneaky Sound System - ‘When We Were Young (Juan McLean Remix)’
Jay-Z vs. Grizzly Bear - ‘Get that Week State of Mind’
FM Belfast - ‘Par Avion’
Kid Cudi - ‘The Prayer (Band Of Horses Sample)’
Great Lake Swimmers - ‘Gonna Make It Through This Year’
Club 8 - ‘Western Hospitality’
Marky - ‘Rasta Monsta (I Need Dollar)’
Objektiv One - ‘Walking On A Dream (Empire Of The Sun Vs. Ratatat)’
Here’s a new addition to Escucharemos, MondayMix. Simply put, it’s a group of songs that have been playing over and over in my head throughout the past week. This week’s mix is predominantly remixes (a few of The Twelves’) and songs that get me ready for the upcoming week; they’re catchy, energetic, pacy and driven. There’s some Office Musik, Manu Chao, Bob Marley, Empire Of The Sun and Two Door Cinema Club (among others).
MondayMix (5 Abril 2010)
Phoenix, Peter, Bjorn And Victoria - ‘One Thousand Nine Hundred And One Folks (Immuzikation Blend)
Bob Marley vs. MGMT - ‘I Wanna Know Now (Kids Remix)’
Manu Chao - ‘Bongo Bong’
Dwight K. Schrute vs. Weezy - ‘Office Musik (Clockwork Edit)