Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Anatomy of a Hit Song (UK)

Klaxons - Golden Skans (Single Release Date: January 27th, 2007)
File Under: New Rave (wiki)

Ah, love the UK buzz! "Golden Skans" is a good song. Good Sound, good hook, good vibe. So how do you make that song even better? Well, 1st you keep it on lockdown (i.e. away from blogs for as long as you can). 2nd REMIXES everybodies favorite! And who do you call on to remix the tunes? Well, in my opinion one of the best remixers of 2006/07 Mr. Erol Alkan (myspace) who is known for his:

///Hot Chip - Boy From School (Extended Re-Work)
///Justice - Waters Of Nazareth (Dur Dur Durrr Re-Edit)
///Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (Carnival Of Light Re-Work)
///Production for The Long Blondes (Track: Fulwood Babylon) and Mystery Jets (Track: Crossroads)
///His Club Night in England called "Trash" which just finished it's 10 year run last night!


3rd You lock up THAT remix and have fluokids blog from France unload a DUB version of the track as an "Exxxclusive." Then as people are begging for the Vocal Edit you release ANOTHER remix by another hot Remixer SebastiAn (myspace.com) from France a la Ed Banger Records. Then whilst people are into that, somebody says...hey head over to Discobelle to get the Vocal Edit, because they dropped it, even though they "were not suppossed to" according to the Label/Mgmt, whatever. And Viola....BUZZ. Everybody wants what they can't have.

Feel This:
Klaxons - Golden Skans
Klaxons - Golden Skans (Erol Alkan's Ekstra Spektral Dub)
Klaxons - Golden Skans (SebastiAn 1.2.0 Remix)
Klaxons - Golden Skans (Erol Alkan's Ekstra Spektral Extended Vocal Re-Work)

I think Erol's mix beats SebastiAn's hands down as I think SebastiAn's sounds a lot like Justin Timberlake's "My Love". Before I heard the Vocal Edit I was all into the dub version and the vocals kinda let me down.

Well anyway, i'm sure this post will help my google love, gotta love the "indie blogger nation"