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Run The Jewels’ “Meowpurrdy” video might melt your brain

Run The Jewels new video for “Meowpurrdy” will make your hair stand on end.

“Meowpurrdy” is the opener for Run The Jewels’ cat-remix, Run The Jewels 2, which is still a guilty pleasure months after its release.

The video features internet sensation Lil Bub (below), a cat with special needs whose tongue hangs out a lot, and was made with help from Adult Swim.

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Sure, the cats start off the video with some innocent dancing, but they soon sprout extra teeth, which are really like fangs, and multiply into deformed feline mutations with uneven eyes and fat tongues. I don’t think the video was supposed to remind people of The Human Centipede, but there you go.

You’ve been warned.


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Not even going to try and describe what’s going on here.

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French MC Sianna slays on Namaste’s “Wat Wat” remix

South African electronic music producers Spoek Mathambo and DJ Aero Manyelo, who recently formed the collective Batuk, have remixed Namaste’s “Wat Wat,” and along with French MC Sianna, have added fuel to the fire of the dance/rap/synth/ mashup. It’s part of Red Bull Music Academy’s 20 Before 16 series.

“Wat Wat” by Swedish punk singer/rapper Naomi Namasenda, or Namaste, was originally recorded with Gnuchi, as part of the talent program Nasa Niva.


Although there’s plenty of moving parts to this remix that span language and regions, the resulting sound is pretty much electric. These artists might benefit from future collaborations.

Pick up a free download of Namaste’s “Wat Wat (Batuk remix)” at Red Bull Music Academy.

Batuk will release their first music in January. Hear their music below.

Listen to Namaste’s “Wat Wat,” live at East FM.

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Pet project “Meow the Jewels” by RTJ a meaty remix


Run the Jewels’ new ode to cats, “Meow the Jewels,” pounced without warning Friday night.

On this remix, hip-hop pair Killer Mike and El-P have preserved the lyrics from their original, self-titled debut and embellished with new soundbites of people freaking out, and a big mess of cats in all shapes and sizes.

On the opener “Meowpurrdy,” it sounds like they’ve recorded some cats in heat, which then tangle with hungry lions out for blood. Other cat musings on MTJ include lion growls, playful domesticated mewings and trillings up and down the scale.

The most surprising track is “Creown (the Alchemist Remix),” which takes the song’s serious tone and lyrics about drug-running and sets it against the backdrop of an old Meow Mix commercial — one like this:

But it’s not just samples of meows and devilishly deep purrs — RTJ have created new melodies out of those noises that drive the songs in new directions. So while you’re already familiar with the lyrics, the new beats and drum samples — all stemming from cute kitties and big lions — make the album fresh again.

You can download “Meow the Jewels” for free at

Listen to “All Meow Life (Nick Hook Remix)”:

The cat’s meow on “MTJ”: “Meowrly (Boots Remix)”, “Meowpurrdy (feat. Lil Bub and Snoop Dogg, Maceo & Delonte)” and “Paw Due Respect (Blood Diamond Remix).”

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Lindstrom remixes Frida’s ’80s hit “I Know There’s Something Going On”

Scandinavian artist Hans-Peter Lindstrom has released an 8-minute remix of Frida’s “I Know There’s Something Going On.” His techno/spacerock remix and dub version adds to the long line of covers and nods to the song since its release in the early ’80s.

The song has been covered by Finnish, Swedish and Italian bands — Foo Fighters borrowed the song’s drum line for their 2007 song “Erase/Replace,” according to the Foo’s Taylor Hawkins in this video. (You only have to skip ahead to the 2-minute mark to hear the reference.)

Some background:

In 1982, Abba singer Frida (Anni-Frid Lyngstad), while the band was on a break, struck out on her own with a solo album, “Something’s Going On.” The lead single, “I Know There’s Something Going On” ended up being a huge hit in the early ’80s, and has gone on to sell 3 millions copies to date. It’s actually got a killer guitar riff and a sexy sway to the song.

Frida’s voice is a pure standout, and she’s pretty much over whatever love she had with this guy — she’s ready to tell him the gig’s up. The chorus is incredibly catchy and never fails to stick in my head for hours, although it’s been several years since I heard this gem.

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“If you want to leave, then why don’t you say it — your love is gone anyway,” she says matter-of-factly.

No real surprise the drum line is so popular — “Something’s Going On” was produced by Phil Collins, who also provides his signature shuffling/clapping drum sound. Some might know it as the “Miami Vice” sound.

Lindstrom’s covering Frida to celebrate her 70th birthday this year. The remix and a dub version will be released Oct. 23 along with a digital release by Polar Music. That release will be limited to 2,000 copies and will include a remastered CD of “Something Going On,” a documentary DVD, videos, a 7-inch single and a book of liner notes written by Frida.

You must also check out the incredibly dated video for “I Know Something’s Going On.”

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Frida’s dancing pretty tamely in what looks like a Grand Ole Opry dress with a backdrop of Star Wars-styled blue neon light strips. Music videos had to start somewhere; thank God they started in the ’80s.

Regardless, the song and remix are just enjoyable.

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C2 remixes Caribou’s “Your Love Will Set You Free”

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Caribou’s “Your Love Will Set You Free” has gotten the remix treatment from Carl Craig — or C2.

Here’s what Dan Snaith (Caribou) has to say about C2’s “Set U Free RMX.”

““Carl Craig is a peerless remixer. I’ve dreamed of having him remix one of my tracks for ages. He was one of the first people to publicly mention how much he liked ‘Swim’ when it was released and we’ve been in touch since then. Before I’d gathered up the courage to ask him to remix a track on this album he got in touch and suggested it himself. The result is superlative and speaks for itself.”

Take a listen on Soundcloud.

“Our Love” is out now on Merge.

Most of Caribou’s upcoming tour dates have sold out, but just in case:

Caribou North American Tour Dates:
Feb 26 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA EXTRA DATE ADDED

Feb 27 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT

Feb 28 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT

Mar 1 The Fillmore, SF, CA SOLD OUT

Mar 2 The Fillmore, SF, CA EXTRA DATE ADDED

Mar 3 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Mar 4 The Showbox, Seattle, WA

Mar 5 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC EARLY SHOW – SOLD OUT 

Mar 5 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC LATE SHOW ADDED

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Kanye’s “Flicker” remix is galaxies away from Lorde’s version


Kanye West’s remix of Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” makes you (almost) forget that it was originally Lorde’s baby. lorde-yellow-flicker-video

While Lorde sets the sound to dance and seduction, West keeps it subtle and more ethereal, which makes the song’s cryptic lyrics even more powerful.

Here’s Kanye’s rework;   Then watch Lorde’s video:

By the way, Lorde asked West to remix it, so it’s all good.

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Neneh Cherry releases DJ Spinn remix of “Spit Three Times”

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Neneh Cherry has released the DJ Spinn remix of her song from her album, “Blank Project,” “Spit Three Times” on Soundcloud.
Cherry released “Blank Project” back in February, her first new music in 16 years. Her hit “Buffalo Stance” made waves in 1988, but she’s proven this year that she’s not a one-hit wonder.

Besides the one by DJ Spinn, other remixes are done by Ricardo Villalobos, Joe Goddard, Cooly G, DJ Spinn, Loco Dice, Matt Karmil.
Neneh Cherry has also announced a double CD deluxe edition of “Blank Project” will be out Dec. 2 on Smalltown Supersound.
Her first show in New York is set for Friday, Jan. 9, at Highline Ballroom.
If you need a refresher in 80’s pop/dance faux-rap, watch “Buffalo Stance” from “Raw Like Sushi.”


CD 1:

1. Across The Water

2. Blank Project

3. Naked

4. Spit Three Times

5. Weightless

6. Cynical

7. 422

8. Out Of The Black (featuring Robyn)

9. Dossier

10. Everything

CD 2:

1. Everything – Villalobos & Loderbauer: Vilod High Blood Pressure Mix

2. Spit Three Times – DJ Spinn remix

3. Out Of The Black (Feat.Robyn) – Joe Goddard Extended Version

4. Everything – Loco Dice Remix

5. 422 – Matt Karmil Remix

6. Everything – Cooly G Remix

7. Spit Three Times – Marlon Hoffstadt & HRRSN Remix

8. Out Of The Black (Feat.Robyn) – Bouvet Extended Version

9. Spit Three Times – Silvio & Itchy Back Of The Moon Remix

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