The Whitest Boy Alive / Phoenix / Friendly Fires : Remixes so relaxing that you might just release a yuletide log unto your stockings.
First up is ‘Golden Cage’ by The Whitest Boy Alive, a tasty little number remixed by musician and producer Fred Falke. Starting his career as a bass player in 1995, Falke moved into production work in the late 90’s, and since his first release on Vulture ‘INTRO’, he dedicated himself to production work and remixes for the likes of Goldfrapp, Kelis, and Jamiroquai.
Next we have a remix so chilled that I almost fell over on first listening. We all know and love Phoenix and this Def Starr remix of ‘Fences’ does them no injustices. Def Starr formed in early 2008 as a DJ duo, and after doing an array of remixes throughout 2009 and early 2010, they are now focusing on getting busy in the studio on their own original material.
Bringing up the rear, we have Aeroplane. In just three years, the Italian-Belgian duo have established themselves as party-starting DJs, remixers du jour -with their spacious cosmic-disco re-rerubs of Friendly Fires ‘Paris’, Grace Jones ‘William’s Blood’, and Sebastien Tellier’s ‘Kilometer’ – and, via their own piano-sprinkled melancholic beauties like Caramellas, they are leaders of the nu-disco and Balearica scene.