Artists love It’s Blitz!. They just want to get their hands around it, their fingers in it.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have succeeded in making even the alternative unorthodox with this latest album release. And track by track, the remixes pour out. Ears first perked with Animal Collective’s take on ‘Zero,’ a dark horse remixer if that race ever existed. Intriguing, worth the listen, but nothing to write home about. Take a look for yourself: [audio:http://jetcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/yeah-yeah-yeahs-zero-animal-collective-remix1.mp3]
Others who’ve had their way with the track? RAC, N.A.S.A and Erol Alkan.
Now ‘Heads Will Roll’ is getting the same royal treatment from the likes of big-beating Emre B, Hollywood hitter DAN OH, up and coming Canadian producer John Roman, Swedish Duo Legobeat Dark Cuts, Hail Social’s side project Weird Tapes, Cleveland’s own Digiraatii Dance Til You’re Dead and I’m sure others I’m unaware of. Of the bunch, three seem to go beyond the generic bass thump-thumps and outer space noises.
Five Stars: [audio:http://jetcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/heads-will-roll-weird-tapes-remix1.mp3 |titles=Heads Will Roll (Weird Tapes Remix) |artists=Yeah Yeah Yeahs]
For the club: [audio:http://jetcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/heads-will-roll-emre-b-remix1.mp3]
For the the runway (they love that glitch-y stuff): [audio:http://jetcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/yeah-yeah-yeahs-heads-will-roll-digiraatii-dance-til-youre-dead-remix1.mp3]
And just when you thought a single CD couldn’t possibly become more bent and tweaked, even their own guitarist Nick Zinner has a remix of ‘Turn Into.’
Them Jeans leads the way for the next sitting duck - I’m sure his acoustic version of ‘Soft Shock’ will spark an influx of master mixers within the next few weeks! Quite a beautiful fusion of Cuban bongo percussion, those dance floor snares and Karen O’s sweet ooh ooh oohs.
Ridiculous? It’s Questionable. Fun? Undoubtedly.
Hey, maybe these fresh versions aren’t exactly what the doctor ordered. I’m not itching to get all of these tracks in my iTunes, but no DJ should feel himself de trop. It’s exciting, creative, and I’m sure Yeah Yeah Yeahs feel downright honored.
So get you’re dancing shoes on, a new Lykke Li is coming to town… Yeah Yeah Yeahs are getting down, dirtied, and mixed around!
Also, check out Boni’s bonus remix: [audio:http://jetcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/yeahyeahyeahszeromstrkrftremix1.mp3 |titles=Zero (MSTRKRFT Remix) |artists=Yeah Yeah Yeahs]