Dec 30, 2008

bestuvoate: Cut Copy + Midnight Juggernauts


Aussie Aussie Aussie!!! Oy Oy Oy!!! It has been noted both here and on countless other music blogs about the blatant remix inbreeding that the Australians did this year. And who can blame them? Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts, Presets, Van She, Miami Horror, Bag Raiders, Ladyhawke, and more all did each other right.

Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) | download

Cut Copy however might be the best known, and most successful of the bunch, and their first single off this year's wildly successful In Ghost Colours got the remix treatment from Midnight Juggernauts. The fellow Melbourne outfit IMO did the best rendition of "Hearts on Fire" all year. The cosmic synth work and astral-disco beats are all staple aspects of Midnight Juggernauts. And while I was slightly disappointed in the lack of diversity in Dystopia, their sound definitely works well in remixes of Cut Copy, Sebastian Tellier, and even Dragonette.

And let me just say something... I read a lot of blogs and their opinions of this song, and for every smug writer that disses this song for not being a 'floor banger' or a 'global house staple'... there's others that enjoy the track as a pleasant blend of what we love from both Cut Copy and Midnight Juggernauts (and isn't that what remixes are really supposed to be? And not always being transformed into b'more house?)


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Andreas said...

Don't you listen to those other blogs. I love it! Could be longer though. Perhaps add one of those drawn-out freeform five length outro :).