Posts Tagged ‘marina & the diamonds’

May 15, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149282967/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

The last time I featured Los Angeles producer Betatraxx, I was sharing a dark, ominous remix of Alt-J’s Fitzpleasure, a song off one of my top favorite albums of 2012, An Awesome Wave. I doubt Betatraxx has any idea what music I dug that year, but his latest track happens to be Electra Heart, featuring Marina and the Diamonds! It’s the exact song that inspired and was utilized for the title of the album Electra Heart, another one that I was deeply in love with in 2012, along with its dark bubble gum pop concepts. This new version, according to Betatraxx, was crafted out of an instrumental that Marina and the Diamond’s version of Electra Heart was originally recorded over. In other words, the instrumental version existed before Marina’s Electra Heart did. A little confusing, perhaps, but regardless, this is a fantastic new electro house rendition of the dramatic song.

May 15, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149282967/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

The last time I featured Los Angeles producer Betatraxx, I was sharing a dark, ominous remix of Alt-J’s Fitzpleasure, a song off one of my top favorite albums of 2012, An Awesome Wave. I doubt Betatraxx has any idea what music I dug that year, but his latest track happens to be Electra Heart, featuring Marina and the Diamonds! It’s the exact song that inspired and was utilized for the title of the album Electra Heart, another one that I was deeply in love with in 2012, along with its dark bubble gum pop concepts. This new version, according to Betatraxx, was crafted out of an instrumental that Marina and the Diamond’s version of Electra Heart was originally recorded over. In other words, the instrumental version existed before Marina’s Electra Heart did. A little confusing, perhaps, but regardless, this is a fantastic new electro house rendition of the dramatic song.

oOoOO’s Headphone Highlights session

March 21, 2012

Yes, I’m doing a complete 180 from the last post. oOoOO did an awesome session for Redbull Music Academy Radio. Listen to the dark, choppy, screwy set below along with some description from oOoOO himself. And here’s the description on Redbull Music Academy’s website:

Yeah, okay, we got it – witchhouse was meant to be a joke, so was zombie wave and downtempo crunk. But, mind you, oOoOO is serious business. With a sharp ear for dreamy dark pop melodies, Swishahouse grooves and heavy bass action, Frisco representative oOoOO (just say ‘OH’) caused excitement and awe just as his stage name would suggest. Starting out as a punk band guitar slinger, young Christoph Dexter Greenspan got sucked in by the mysterious impact of early Wu-Tang, and the combination of dirty drum loops and ghostly apparitions stuck with him for good. Fooling around with the screwed & chopped aesthetics of the Dirty Dirty, elements of goth and shoegaze, oOoOO kick-started a proper hype with what was once dubbed “dirge-disco, like Chic on downers”. His self-named debut EP saw the light of day in 2010 on quality imprint Tri Angle where his next release, ‘Our Loving Is Hurting Us’, is in the pipeline for Spring 2012. In this episode of Headphone Highlights, oOoOO deciphers the main influences of his soundtrack for a decelerated youth.

I don’t take witch house as a joke. Perhaps the name of the genre started as a joke, but I have no qualms continuing to call that stuff by this name. I like that name. Sue me.

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Playlist:

oOoOO – Mumbai – Tri Angle
Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. – Loud Records
Space Cowboy feat. Nadia Oh – My Egyptian Lover – Tiger Trax
Gang Starr – The Planet – Chrysalis
MF Doom – Who You Think I Am? – Fondle’Em
Broadcast – I Found The F – Warp
Basil Kirchin – I Start Counting – Trunk
Glass Candy – Rolling Down The Hills – Italians Do It Better
Burial – Near Dark – Hyperdub
Juicy J – Pimp Dem Sluts – Unknown
Portishead – It Could Be Sweet – Go! Beat
PJ Harvey – The River – Island
Britney Spears – Get Naked (I Got A Plan) – Jive
Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions (o0o00 Remix) – Unknown

Switching gears to a heavenly oOoOO remix

August 31, 2011

This is oOoOO’s remix of Marina & the Diamond’s Obsessions. Very minimalistic, tinge of witch house/grave wave, a little bit glitchy. And a whole lot of deliciousness for the ears. ❤