Remix Fridays: Chromeo, Passion Pit, Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, Death from Above 1979

Remix Fridays 6Halloween 2009 has finally arrived. Hopefully by now you have some idea of what your costume is, whether it’s balloon boy, Billy Mays, Patrick Swayze, Kanye with a Hennessy bottle, the Geico money stack with eyes, or zombie Michael Jackson (alright, maybe that’s a little too soon). Or maybe pop culture costumes aren’t for you? Then the classics are always a safe bet. If you’re a guy, it’s usually a pirate/vampire/zombie/mummy/beer keg/sports star/superhero. If you’re a girl it’s usually a sexy _, where the blank is any occupation ever.

Regardless of your costume, there’s bound to be a plethora of Halloween parties this weekend. Where there are parties, there is music. Here are some good remixes from Chromeo, Passion Pit, Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, & Death from Above 1979 that will be great for this weekend. Enjoy.

[audio:remix-friday-6/Chromeo - Destination Overdrive (DFA Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/11 Romantic Rights (Dahlback Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/02 Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix.mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Wiz Khalifa - Wiz Khalifa Vs. Empire of the Sun.mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix ft. Ellie Goulding).mp3]

The Swayze

I come to praise Patrick Swayze, not bury him. He was our B-level action star with romantic credibility, and we forgave him for Dirty Dancing _and _Ghost _because he the-beast-patrick-swayze-gungave us _Roadhouse _and _Red Dawn. The martial arts crossover was inevitable—execs don’t see any difference between ballet and kung fu — and the expressionless acting worked for each Swayzean archetype: the greaser bad boy, the misunderstood rebel with a heart of gold, the mourning husband, the stoic bouncer, and the post-apocalyptic warrior.

Did I say post-apocalyptic? Indeed. Swayze tried it all. He was the Michael Caine of genre cinema. 30-somethings fetishize Red Dawn _but they should be dropping references to 1987’s _Steel Dawn:

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