I’ve had some more interesting artists frequent my inbox as of late. Here are the few that made the cut.
Matt & Kim’s gem single, “Daylight” (amazing video btw), has been getting a lot of attention thanks to Bacardi. Yukon Ho (named after a comic fav. of mine) decided to pass along this remix he completed in ’08. Its pretty glitchy, but manages to keep the bouncing fun of the original. Simon Ho aka Yukon Ho is a young (18) producer from the West Coast. He’s also crafted remixes of TLC, Eiffel 65 and some original tracks.
Matt & Kim – Daylight (Yukon Ho Remix)
I’ve certainly been enjoying the moody, alt rock courtesy of L.A.-based yOya. They list influences like Radiohead, MGMT and The Dodos. The Thom Yorke effect is present on “Blood River”, which highlights lead singer Alex Pfender’s falsetto amid glittering sounds. My personal favorite is the indie rock effort, “I Will Be Your Eye”. Pick up the yOya EP here (or on iTunes)
yOya – I Will Be Your Eye
You probably heard The Very Best’s “Warm Heart of Africa” if you were at the cottage in July. Yes, it sounds like something straight out of The Lion King, but its catchy and the perfect summer jam. What if I was to tell you I had an electro-funk remix, is that something you might be interested in? Alan Wilkis makes you wonder what The Very Best would have been like in the ’80s instead. You should have already heard Alan’s stellar Prince-esque, funky original track, “N.I.C.E.”. Pick up Alan Wilkis’ EP Pink and Purple here.
The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa (Alan Wilkis Remix)
Alan Wilkis – N.I.C.E.