James Franco & Tim O’Keefe Unveil New Visual Remixes For Daddy Project [TMN Premiere]

We’re starting the week off with a bang thanks to Daddy. The band comprised of James Franco and Tim O’Keefe have put together a huge remix project for their album Let Me Get What I Want that isn’t just a collection of remixes. The original Daddy tracks got in the hands of remixers and those remixes got in the hands of visual artists.

In the dojo today we’re premiering two of those trippy videos, both being flips for Daddy’s “I’m A Sword Swallower” single. If that wasn’t enough for you, we got in touch with the remixers to get some insight on the project. The first remix comes from Tim O’Keefe himself and the other is from Concret. Monday doesn’t have to suck and Daddy is here to make it all better with their new videos available exclusively in the dojo. Dive right in and enjoy!

TMN: What made you decide to remix “I’m A Sword Swallower” instead of having someone else jump on the project?

TO: I’ve been composing and producing music for quite a long time before I worked with James on Daddy. My background is in electronic music and I even used to throw raves back in the 90’s. When we decided to do a remix record, I wanted to reinterpret one of my own songs, but from a completely electronic and dance perspective.

TMN: How did Concret come into the picture to put their take on the single?

I first met Diego from Concret through Andy Rourke when Andy worked with Daddy on the Let Me Get What I Want LP. Diego was studying architecture at the time in Italy and also wrote a column for the Italian Architectural Digest, where he would interview musicians about how the cities they live in influence the music they make. He had done an interview with Andy and Andy suggested me as another musician to interview. Through that interview, we got to know one another and have thought about finding ways to collaborate ever since.

TMN: On top of the remixes, we have videos for both of them, how did that get added to the project? How did you choose visual artists to partner with?

TO: Daddy has always been a very visually driven band. The original Let Me Get What I Want album was also released as a full-length film album. With the remix album, I thought it was a great opportunity to bring in filmmakers and video artists I’ve met over the past few years and see what kinds of short music films they could make for the remixes. Each one of them is someone I personally know, have worked with before, or always liked what I’ve seen of their work. This remix album was a great opportunity for me to collaborate with them.

TMN: What was your plan of attack in taking on “I’m A Sword Swallower” for Daddy?

C: The idea from the beginning was to loop the voice and create an interesting melodic and rhythmic game with the other percussive elements and with the new arpeggio to give the remix a different kind of pathos from the original one.

TMN: In 3 words, how would you describe your remix to people?

Enjoyable, complex, emotional.

TMN: What was your reaction after seeing the video for your remix for the first time?

C: I loved the aesthetic of the video. I really love minimal video art, it gives more possible interpretations to the remix.

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Hot Chip DJ Mix September 2017 [TMN Premiere]

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HOT CHIP DJ MIX SEPTEMBER 2017
Perhaps one of the most iconic live electronic outfits operating in any capacity of the music world today, London bred synth-pop superstars Hot Chip, have long been a shiny apple in both this writer’s, and TMN’s eyes (or ears for that matter). In advance of a looming November U.S. DJ tour, two of the Hot Chip’s gangs most formidable members, Joe Goddard & Felix Martin, have put together a healthy amount of tunes to tune your cochlear cavities in advance of what will no doubt be a bevy of eclectic sets from the pair. Their latest mix flirts with slices of R&B, reggaeton, soul, synth-pop, jazz and indie including a handful of effective groovers and obscure tracks from the likes of Addison Groove, Roman Flugel, and Omar S ft. Nite Jewel, all through the scope of a dancefloor, and they’ve come up aces with another worthy addition to their mix catalog. The tracklist for Hot Chip’s latest DJ mix can be found below, as well as all dates dotting their forthcoming U.S. tour. For our stateside friends with a pension for uniquely programmed, genre jumping dance parties, don’t miss Felix & Joe’s DJ iteration of the group coming in November.
Hot Chip (DJ tour) featuring Joe Goddard and Felix Martin:
Nov 10th || Output || Brooklyn, NY
Nov 11th || Lot 613 || Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15th || Terminal West || Atlanta, GA
Nov 16th || Club Here I Love You || El Paso, TX
Nov 17th || It’ll Do || Dallas, TX
Nov 18th || Smart Bar || Chicago, IL
Nov 19th || U Street Music Hall || Washington, DC
Nov 22nd || Mezzanine || San Francisco, CA
Nov 23rd || Fortune Sound Club || Vancouver, BC
Nov 24th || Neumos || Seattle, WA
Check out the full tracklisting after the jump.

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Bobby Nourmand – Mind (The Remixes)

Back in early July Bobby Nourmand released his original single “Mind” featuring DOC & Goodmorning through Potion. Today an extension of the project has come our way to share. Mind (The Remixes) is here in full with three bustling cuts.

As you would guess coming from the Potion team, this remix EP is all house. The great thing about this project is that each remix has its own sound, delivering different nuances to Bobby’s record. Parx gets super techy with the first take, while Tom & Collins is more of a peak time hit. Lastly, Limits comes through with the most unique and deep take on the song. All together these flips make for a strong EP that does Bobby’s “Mind” justice. If you haven’t heard the original, we’ve included it too!

’Bobby Nourmand : “MIND” (feat. DOC & Goodmorning) (Extended Mix)’
’Bobby Nourmand : “MIND” feat. DOC & Goodmorning (Parx Remix)’
’Bobby Nourmand : “MIND” feat. DOC & Goodmorning (Tom & Collins Remix)’
’Bobby Nourmand : “MIND” feat. DOC & Goodmorning (Limits Remix)’
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[Electronic] Halsey – Bad At Love (Autograf Remix)

We’ve been missing music trio Autograf for a little while now, since they put out their last original “Sleepless in NYC.” But thankfully, they’re back, and this time, they’re supplying us with their fresh take of Halsey’s “Bad At Love.” In their rendition of the pop hit, they introduce quite a different sound from what we’re accustomed to, and we are definitely okay with it. Autograf go a bit harder than normal in the remix, sneaking in the perfect dose of trap elements without overpowering the “Bad At Love’s” innate pop vibe. Get ready to have this one on replay all weekend.

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FWLR & JELO – Birth Of The Anti Hero [TMN Premiere]

Let’s jump right into a heavy premiere from the collaborators FWLR and JELO. Their song “Birth Of The Anti Hero” is taking over the dojo alongside its remix counterpart in this premiere. Released on Bishop Bloc Records, this one two punch of bass is only for those who like to get a bit rough.

The grinding bass and European electro sound that “Birth Of The Anti Hero” expresses is making a comeback, especially within the states. It may be just at its beginning, but the comeback will continue as long as acts churn out records like this one. It’s dirty, it’s mean and it’s incredibly intoxicating with its fervor. With the remix we get some added vocal elements that make for a nice touch as a flip for the original. Together they’re just what you need to re-enact your own warehouse party! If you’d like to grab the tracks, Beatport has you covered.

’FWLR & JELO – Birth Of The Antihero’
’FWLR & JELO – Birth of The Anti Hero (Fear The Priest, Dustin Wareham, Rani Chatoorgoon Remix)’
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[House] Ben Phipps – Mrs Mr ft. Lizzy Land (JackLNDN Remix)

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Mrs Mr ft. Lizzy Land (JackLNDN Remix)

Ben Phipps‘ single “Mrs Mr” with Lizzy Land was a nice change of pace from the usual Summer releases. Lizzy’s powerful performance was one of the most memorable of the season and Ben’s electro-infused instrumental was grade A. Now all the components that made the song great have been flipped by JackLNDN.

As smooth as the original was, this one is even smoother with Jack’s groovy, infectious sound. He gets down with a housey take with a deeper, more modern sound than the original. Ben’s was a more a classic, Euro electro sound, whereas JackLNDN delivers his usual fresh, contemporary club sound. This is a track you’re going to want to grab a copy of, or at least add it to your Spotify playlists for Fall. If either of those are what you’re looking for, head over to the track’s platform page today.

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[Future Funk] Naxatras – Space Tunnel (Kaptain Remix)

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Space Tunnel (Kaptain Remix)

It’s not often you see official remixes by producers for bands that are located a world apart from each other. That happened with Kaptain of San Francisco who was asked to take on “Space Tunnel” by the band Naxatras.

Kaptain’s funky style has breached markets across the world, which isn’t all that surprising considering everyone likes to get groovy. With this Kaptain keeps up the funk, but accents the band’s psychedelic sound with his own hypnotic tone. Part of what makes this remix so incredible is that Kaptain created it without the use of stems because the original track was recorded onto one channel. I’m no producer, but I’m not even sure how you’d go about that. Kaptain succeeded though and now we have a free download to enjoy.

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