Remix City
Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don’t have to, in an attempt to find the ones that contribute to their originals. Cat Power and Nicolas Jaar create a truly repeatable duet between remix and original, and Alice Cohen makes music perfect for the summer.


When two artists REDEFINE writers are excited about — Cat Power and Nicolas Jaar — get together, the results are sure to be nothing but spectacular.

In the original for “Cherokee”, Cat Power calls attractively for upwards post-mortem levitation and submission, the track’s uptempo rhythm feeling more celebratory than pained the entire way. More heart-wrenching liberties are taken with Jaar’s ballad-like rendition, which feels as though the sky is opening, shining down rainbow light like stained glass refractions in a cathedral. This remix and its original are truly complementary pairs.

Cat Power’s Sun comes out September 3rd on Matador. You can download and listen to the album’s first single, “Ruin”, HERE.


Alice Cohen

Playful is the name of the game for this track and its remix, which is reminiscent in part of ’80s Prince meets Paula Abdul as Cohen spouts of seasonably-appropriate lyrical content in the form of melting in summer heat. As an interdisciplinary artist, Cohen is a lady with quite some pull. She has animated music videos for Ducktails, Majical Cloudz, Coasting, and Fergus & Geronimo, has screened and performed her work nationally, and has quite the sordid musical history. This record even boasts guest appearances from members of K-Holes and Swans, and was mixed by Chris Moore, who has worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, and TV On The Radio. Name-dropping aside, the record is an eclectic one worth, at the very least, a thorough perusal. Stream Pink Keys, HERE. Tracklisting below.

Cascading Keys
Silent Movie
The Locksmith
Dead Leaves In Milk Glass
Sheepshead Bay
La Fête Étrange
Mauve Mood
Salamander’s Tale
The Lacemakers
Color Of The Sea


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