Editors’ Selections: Week of May 20th, 2013
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
Lana Del Rey – Young & Beautiful (Marcus Schossow Summer Remix)
This song makes me envision falling in love with Leo in the Gatsby mansion while we rave together 1920s style. It’s that good.
There is occasionally a song you hate to love. Luckily, that’s where remixes come in, and Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” is a guilty pleasure made all the more palatable by MK’s “Feel It In The Air” remix. Keeping that lilty chorus that sinks its teeth in my subconscious, the remix cuts the melodrama and replaces it with a tech beat and rumbling bassline all while keeping the emotion necessary to fit the mood. So if you’ve also got the summertime sadness or simply want to hear what LDR sounds like in a tech setting, give MK’s remix a spin and indulge.
Daughter x AnTenNae – Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
It’s one thing to remix a song, but to provide a cover is a whole different ballpark. Daughter has beautifully reimagined Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” into a soft and emotive ballad, and, with the help of trap producer Antennae, the cover has culminated in a breathtakingly spiritual rendition.
Minnesota – Stardust Redux