Remix City
Sifting through mountains of remix trash so you don’t have to, in an attempt to find the ones that actually build on the originals in meaningful ways.

:PAPERCUTZ & Stalker

Portugal’s :PAPERCUTZ have a new album dropping July 10th, entitled The Blur Between Us on Sounds Of A Playground. It comes with two remix EPs, including a remix from Chicago producer Stalker, which you can check out below (along with a remix of Grimes’ “Crystal Ball”, album cover artwork from Aëla Labbé, and full-length tracklisting.

THE BLUR BETWEEN US TRACKLISTING
01- Into The Storm
02- Before The Day Reigns
03- Rivers
04- The Fourth Wall
05- Echoed
06- Redenção
07- Silent Passenger
08- In
09- Between
10- Porcelain Beauty
11- Redenção (Reprise)
12- Where Beasts Die

 

:PAPERCUTZ – Rivers (Stalker Remix)

:PAPERCUTZ – Rivers (Original)

 

Grimes & Stalker

Grimes – Crystal Ball (Stalker Remix)

Grimes – Crystal Ball (Original)

GRIMES TOUR DATES
06/16 – Make Music Pasadena – Pasadena, CA
07/11 – Ottawa Blues Fest – Ottawa, ON
07/12 – Festival D’Ete – Quebec City, QC
07/14 – Pitchfork Music Fest- Chicago, IL
07/21 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
08/09 – Hudson River Park’s River Rocks Series on Pier 84 – NY, NY
*with Skrillex and Diplo
07/13 – Fort York – Toronto, ON*
07/15 – Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC*
07/18 – Shaw Park – Winnipeg, MB*
07/20 – Kinsmen Park – Edmonton, AB*
07/22 – PNE Coliseum – Vancouver, BC*
!^ with Myths and Elite Gymnastics
09/25 – Basilica Hudson – Hudson, NY !^
09/26 – Paradise – Boston, MA !^
09/27 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA !^
09/28 – The Coward Shoe – Baltimore, MD !^
09/29 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC !^
10/01 – The Basement – Atlanta, GA !^
10/02 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL !^
10/03 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN !^
10/05 – Trees – Dallas, TX !^
10/06 – Beauty Ballroom – Austin, TX !^
10/08 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ !^
10/09 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
10/11 – Porters Pub – San Diego, CA !^
10/15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR !^
10/19 – Saits The Gateway – Calgary, AB !^
10/20 – Louis Pub – Saskatoon, SK !^
10/22 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN !^
10/26 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY !^
10/28 – MHOW – Brooklyn, NY !^

 

ShadowBox

Brooklyn solo artist Bonnie Baxter has recently received remix treatment from Chrome Canyon, and the musician’s bio and approach to music reads a little similarly to that of Grimes, minus the over-the-top cuteness. Her upcoming Haunted By Colors EP will be released digitally and on vinyl July 24th in North America via Pictures Music.

ShadowBox – “AM” (Chrome Canyon Remix)
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ShadowBox – “AM” (Original) & “Running Like A Ghost”

Tonight, ShadowBox plays a show at Tammany Hall in NY with ambient noise and experimental acts including Lamin Fofana, Public Speaking, KRTS, and Rinsed (DJs).

Because the press release is more informative than my regurgitating words about this artist will ever be, here it goes:

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
Shameem Akthar, author of Hearing the Divine Sound, once remarked, “Those of you familiar with quantum physics may be aware that the world as we see it does not exist.” This has been the approach taken by ShadowBox… to create a world beyond the physical. Taking technology and infusing it as a part of her craft as a songwriter. Having drum machines/analog keyboards being an evolutionary extension of herself as she begins to paint on a her digital canvas that is her home studio.

“It may seem strange to some if they hear earlier Bonnie Baxter band material. It was way more Rock oriented back then. I’m always changing instinctively,” Baxter explains. Before ShadowBox, she had a live band that performed all over Brooklyn and New York City. Her love of weird eclectic harmonies and music evenlead her to open up for the now disbanded Apes & Androids at Music Hall of Williamsburg. “The band thing was an amazing intense experience but I wanted to strip it all down. Actually, I wanted to tear it down.” Taking a year to herself, Bonnie spent time experimenting with electronic drum machines, keyboards, guitar pedals, sequencing software, and vocal manipulation. And used this technology with her unique songwriting style. “It’s a cliche I know but, I traded in my guitar for a drum machine and thats really the birth of ShadowBox.”

After hibernating, ShadowBox began testing her songs out live in Brooklyn’s dirty DIY underground trenches. She booked her own tour to 2011 SXSW with a 3 song demo in her back pocket. The demo was titled “Lady Doome” and was picked up by Pitchfork, who deemed one of the tracks “…a gritty, Suicide-indebted earworm from that release.” Maintaining focus, Bonnie stepped back slightly to finish writing songs that would end up on the Haunted By Colors EP which was co-produced with long time collaborator Icky Doome, who also performs live with ShadowBox.

“The title Haunted by Colors was inspired by the vivid dreams I was having at the time where no dialogue was present, just these reoccurring images that would naggingly imprint themselves into my head,” Bonnie describes. “Also, the anxieties and fears of waking life.”

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