Posts Tagged ‘Sia Furler’

April 12, 2016

I swear André Allen Anjos is the busiest man in the scene, or he must be, considering the sheer amount of originals and remixes he’s always dishing out in seemingly endless abundance. Not that I’m complaining, I can probably listen to RAC everyday, non-stop, for all of my life, considering how variable and versatile his music can be. RAC follows up on his remix of Peter Bjorn and John with a new remix of superstar Sia’s Cheap Thrills (featuring Sean Paul) that displays a stylistic 180 degree turn. This indie electronic remix is one of RAC’s more demure and downtempo transformations. Cheap Thrills takes on a pensively entrancing air on the fluidly roaming track, which comes from a seven track Cheap Thrills remix package out now on iTunes.

January 31, 2016
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Sia’s everywhere lately, having finally attained the massive level of success she’s deserved for decades that span from her start as a member of Zero 7, through her brilliant solo work, on to her magnificent song crafting for other artists, and finally back to her powerful projects as herself today. I wonder how many of you remember her guest vocals on New York dark electronic duo CREEP’s Dim The Lights a few years back. For a bit of a refresher, Brooklyn’s Nick Catchdubs’ new remix of Dim The Lights takes us back into the enchantment of the song, but in a lighter, more delicate fashion. This is a future bass remix of weightless ethereal beauty, a labyrinth journey of sparkling fantasy.

April 22, 2015
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East Coast production duo E.A.S.Y. are back at it again. This time around, Shiftee and Enferno have turned in a trap remix of Sia’s Big Girls Cry, complete with blaring horns and mad swagger. By now, y’all know I really love my trap music. True trap fans also know that there are always plentiful big trap edits of pretty much, well, everything, but most of them are utterly formulaic and though banging, completely predictable and shallow. E.A.S.Y. show us the other side of that equation with this Sia remix. It comes off like a cross between Lido’s bubbly effervescence, A-Trak’s percussive genius, and Keys N Krates’s heavy drops. Add in some euphoric, uplifting progressions and chilled out moments, and E.A.S.Y.’s Big Girls Cry quickly stands out as an ace makeoever.

April 21, 2015
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If you didn’t hear over the weekend, legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder has teamed up with infinitely talented pop superstar and composer Sia on a new ballad. Déjà Vu carries those funky guitar licks you’d expect from Giorgio, and likely recognize from Daft Punk’s last album, but they’re paired with Sia’s always robust and deep vocals. The glamorous and glittery powerhouse ballad is the title track from Giorgio Moroder’s comeback album, due out June 12th via RCA.

March 24, 2015
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After the flood of Chandelier remixes died down, the remixes of Elastic Heart have been picking up, and considering my love of the tune, I’m not one to complain. A massive edit of the Sia hit comes by way of New York’s ALMOND, who teams back up with Canadian duo FYKA for the remix. If you want feel good vibes and blissed out feels, ALMOND and FYKA have you covered on this spirited progressive house remix. It comes off triumphant and majestic, in a somewhat Porter Robinson like way.

February 26, 2015
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I must admit, I do really love the Sia remixes that have been floating out of the music machine as of late. What is it about Sia’s power ballads that make them perfect for all sorts of musical makeovers? The latest to make my heart pump faster with utter excitement is an official remix of Elastic Heart by fast rising, much adept UK electronic duo Kid Arkade. These two never fail at thrilling me with their high energy tracks full of pulsing synths, electro grandiosity, and progressive lifts. They certainly push the envelope when it comes to massive EDM ragers. 

February 10, 2015
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I gasped with delight when I saw this little treat floating around. It’s been some time now since I’ve shared some dang good Clams Casino on IHM, and today, I break that silence with the New Jersey producer’s deliciously haunting and nebulous remix of Sia’s hit song Elastic Heart. As if the original weren’t gut wrenching enough already, Clams Casino gives the track a beautifully somber and opaque makeover.

January 30, 2015
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Sia’s Elastic Heart is a magnificent, gut wrenching ballad, one of many amazing songs off her 2014 album 100 Forms Of Fear. The video for the song is also a brilliant work of art, though apparently, some people who don’t understand it would rather interpret it with their minds in the gutter, but let’s not get into all that. For an entrancingly dark and vast interpretation of the ballad, we turn to German producer BLVTH, who gives the track an ominous, grandiose, and frigid makeover on his monumental remix.

December 6, 2014
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As you’ve probably heard in the news by now, the Grammy nominations rolled in this morning, and Sia’s Chandelier received some major nods, as expected. But let’s not forget her other fantastic tunes off 1000 Forms Of Fear, one of the more artistic, profound, and solid pop releases of the year. Another favorite of mine off that album is Big Girls Cry, and guess who’s turned in a remix? Everyone’s favorite Seattle electronic duo, Odesza! Yep, if you’ve ever wondered what it might sound like if the brilliant Sia Furler teamed up with the influential electronic act, this here’s your chance to get an idea. The glitchy, choppy, and chillwavey rendition of Sia fits her well, since Sia’s always had this darker, moodier sound… a pop with an edge.

August 26, 2014
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When I saw a remix floating around of Sia’s Breathe Me, I had to check it out, stat. Breathe Me was one of my favorite, heartwrenching ballads and go to sad songs of the 2000’s, and I’ve been a Sia Furler fan since then. No, she doesn’t always perform with her back to the audience, it’s just a art concept that comes with her latest album 1000 Forms Of Fear. No, she didn’t come out of nowhere, she’s been around for a long time, writing amazing songs both for herself and other huge superstars, pouring her artistry and passion into her music. So, long story short, I listened to this remix of Sia’ Breathe Me, with much curiosity. Australian producer Metwally takes the melancholic song and gives it some funky freshness that is quite welcoming and warm. It’s a chill deep house rendition that I find quite delicious, though nothing compares with the original. If you don’t want the heavy somberness of the original, but crave the tune, choose to listen to this remix. After enjoying the remix, I took the opportunity to delve deeper into Metwally’s work, and ended up being blown away by his remix of Alt-J’s Tessellate, which youc an stream below. It’s utterly different from the original, a song I love very dearly, too. Who knew Tessellate could be so sumptous as a deep house tune?