Friday, August 29, 2008

Talk About: Pop Music

I thought it was about time to post the odd pop record. So what makes a great Pop record? A catchy hook, a stylish vocal refrain, Innovative production? It's a very difficult thing to pin down. Well I believe to make a truly great pop record you need all three and then something extra. Quite often a remix can lift a good song and transcend it to the level of greatness.

Santogold's debut album is easily my favourite record this year. This mix of L.E.S. Artistes by XXXChange (part of Spank Rock) takes the fast paced Indie Pop of the original and transforms it into an Electro monster with raging synths and massive drops. Sweet. Buy

Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (XXXChange Mix) // Downtown Music

Another sweet little pop record by Lykke Li has been given a beautiful overhall by DFA genius Tim Goldsworthy. His Loving Hand has added his trademark disco funk beats mixed together with lush Detroit Techno strings. The result - a gorgeous laid back pop masterpiece. Buy

Lykke Li - Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix) // LL Recordings

And finally a bit of cheese to end proceedings. (well I couldn't do a pop post without adding a bit of gorgonzola). This track by Metronomy will leave some divided. Is it 80's retro pop genius or total trash? The jury is still out for me, but I will say that it is surprisingly infectious so give it a few listens and then try and make your mind up.

Metronomy - Thing For Me (Breakbot's B-Live Miami Mix) // B-Live

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That Santogold track is ace, but the Switch remix of Shove It is just fantastic. You can listen to it, on her MySpace.
Don't beat yourself up Langer, that Breakbot remix is genius. The Diplo refit of that Santogold album (plus a few other bits and pieces) is pretty awesome an' all...
I'm currently completely in love with the Santogold album, wish i was writing songs with her... sigh.

C :)
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