The blog has been a little quiet of late as a result of my bleedin’ heart liberal Guardian reading tendencies getting me mixed up with an effort to setup a community centre in my local area.
It’s hoovering up all my spare time but on the plus side I’ll have amassed enough self righteous worthiness points to spend the rest of my life reclining on a chaise lounge reading The Sun, being fed Israeli grapes while my trafficked servant holds up Primark clothing for my nodded approval. Actually I protest too much its been a real privilege to be involved.
LA’s Shlohmo has been turning out remixes to die for ahead of the release of his full length debut “Bad Vibes” on August 9th.
His remix of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” in particular is so laid back and soporific that putting it on a loop this morning transformed the hideous sweaty tumult of a London commute into something akin to chilling out in a floatation tank. Every shove, every bead of sweat, every disgruntled rustle of newspaper was nowt when given the unlikely soundtrack of Drake’s tale of 4 times a week sex and ill-advised hook ups with ex’s.
Shlohmo himself had this to say:
“I forgot i had this drake remix lyin around. this is seriously one of my fav songs of the year, if not ever. if youre one of those people that hates on pop music because you wear a backpack or smthing then plz chill out. try and appreciate shit even if u have to forget the context sometimes. good music is good music and u don’t have to front and pretend it’s below ur intellectual level“.
His remix of Burial’s “Shell Of Light” is if anything even better. Simply gobsmacking.
“been workin on this for the past few days. i just really couldn’t stop listening to the ending of “shell of light.” shit is so beautiful. so i did this so i could listen to it more. hope u like it ::)”
Finally heres a messed up Brandy remix as posted on Shlohmo’s We Did It Collective Website.