Sego remixes On an On’s “Icon Love”

LA duo, Sego, recently released their high energy full length Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around, March 4th. Near the end of April, the duo remixed the lilting dream pop single from On an On, “Icon Love.” Sego ripped out the seams of On an On’s track and stitched it up with some serious psychedelic style. The track maintains the dream pop quality offered by On an On but based on the obvious energetic aspects of the duo’s latest full length, they clearly needed to add a bit of that spice to “Icon Love.” The track takes on a whole new electronic quality and is buzzing with electricity. Check it out:

Check out their tour dates here and purchase Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Out on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Saint Gregory Remix of SWIMM’s track, “All the Time”

When you think SWIMM couldn’t get any better…Saint Gregory HAD to rework the track, “All the Time.” Equally as fun with a few more sonic detours, Saint Gregory’s version of “All the Time” is worth adding to your SWIMM collection. While the original has a light and airy beach vibe with bongos carrying the beat, the remix is a bit heavier and demanding with substantial electronic dance breaks. Check it out:

Fake Guns remixes “Belly” by SWIMM

SWIMM is a longstanding favorite of MFL, and Fake Guns, becoming a favorite remixer of MFL favorites! Brooklyn producer Fake Guns is gaining momentum with the release of “Outcast” by Mainland and now the track “Belly” by LA band, SWIMM.

Fake Guns tacks on fuzzy buzzin’ synths, twinkling harp-like sounds, and an insanely catchy rhythm and percussion layer to SWIMM’s already catchy track. Fake Guns adds an air of lightness to “Belly.” The track wants to just float away! SWIMM said this about the Fake Guns remix:

“Every once in a while, someone does more of a reimagining of a song than a remix and you kind of wish you had imagined it that way the first time. This is one of those times”.


Fake Guns Remix for Mainland’s track, “Outcast”

Just as sparkly as the original track, Brooklyn-based producer, Fake Guns’ remix of NYC band, Mainland’s track “Outcast” is irrefutably dance-worthy. This remix is the first remix delivered to the world by Fake Guns. Check it out!

Mainland has been gaining momentum exponentially since the release of their debut, Girls Unknown EP, followed by the Shiner EP which was produced by Jim Eno of Spoon. Mainland’s ability to spin stories of late night escapades in NYC amidst beckoning guitar riffs, contagious choruses and dance-able beats has gotten to where they are now.

Round’s Slow Response Remix of “Syko” by the wonderful KSD

Kenton Slash Demon has become a favorite here at Music For Lunch. They’re energetic, innovative and eccentric electronic music keeps things fresh. KSD released their 12″ Harpe/Syko not too long ago which came fully equipped everything we love about KDS, a music video for “Harpe” and a US tour which is going on right now.

A few days ago Round of John Talabot’s Hivern Discs label released a remix of the track “Syko.” It’s a more melancholic stretched out version of the original track. If you were to listen to KSD’s version of “Syko” under water, it might sound like this. Check it out:

Thu. Nov. 5 – Miami, FL @ Bardot
Sun. Nov. 15 – Sydney, AU @ MCA Sculpture Terrace
Thu. Nov. 19 – Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Music Week 2015
Thu. Jan. 14 – Groningen, NL @ EuroSonic 2016
Wed. Mar. 2-Sat. Mar. 5 – Oslo, NO @ by:Larm 2016

Tour mate makes remix: Tanlines remixes MAS YSA’s song, “Margarita”

Almost identical in length, looks and sound but just different enough, Tanlines’ remix of summer 2015 tour mate’s Mas Ysa is a necessary twin of the original track. The remix is devoid of some bells and whistles, literally, and horns…but some how seems equally as fantastic. How Tanlines stripped the track of some of it’s instrumental innards but retained the full body character of “Margarita”, is beyond me. Can you decide which you prefer? I can’t.

Ruban Nielson (Uknown Mortal Orchestra) reworks Kody Nielson’s song, “Cellphone”

OK, let me break this down. Ruban Nielson is one of the masterminds in Unknown Mortal Orchestra. His brother, Kody Nielson is in a musical project called Silicon. Ruban reworked his brother Kody’s (aka, Silicon) song, “Cellphone.” Got it? Good. Now listen:

Like it? I did. The original is it’s own beautiful beast, though. I dug around on the interwebs and couldn’t find a YouTube video or anything for it so, I’m going the old fashion way (my favorite way) and buying it. The preview I heard totally sold me. In fact, it’s sold me on the entire record. “Cellphone” is off of Silicon’s debut record called Personal Computer. It’s a playful record that embodies the title of the record. You feel like you’re running around inside the intertwining electronics of a computer while listening without the intensity of Tron. It’s fantastic.

AND, who can resist sibling teams? I adore seeing families/siblings/spouses come together for musical projects. It rocks! This is what Ruban said about collaborating with his bro:

“My brother was an important part of the recording process of Multi-Love, especially with the drums and keyboards. Kody’s SILICON album, God Emoji, extends a lot of the tones and ideas we put into Multi-Love, so I think you’ll enjoy it a lot.”

Catch Unknown Mortal Orchestra this fall of 2015 and the start of 2016:

Oct. 29-31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov. 1 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Nov. 2 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
Nov. 3 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 6 – Zurich, CH @ Aktionshalle
Nov. 7 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Nov. 8 – Geneva, CH @ Usine
Nov. 9 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
Nov. 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov. 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Armazem F
Nov. 14 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
Nov. 16 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon Iksv
Nov. 18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3
Dec. 3 – Perth, AUS @ Astor Theatre
Dec. 4 – Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
Dec. 5 – Berry, AUS @ Fairgrounds Festival
Dec. 6 – Brisbane, AUS @ Triffid
Dec. 8 – Richmond, AUS @ Corner Hotel
Dec. 9 – Melbourne, AUS @ 170 Russell
Dec. 11-13 – Meredith, AUS @ Meredith Music Festival
Dec. 12 – Auckland, NZ @ St. James Theatre
Dec. 14 – Wellington, NZ @ Bodega
Dec. 15 – Christchurch, NZ @ Allen St
Dec. 16 – Dunedin, NZ @ Chicks Hotel
Dec. 17 – Dunedin, NZ @ Chicks Hotel
Jan. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre* [tickets]
Jan. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune* [tickets]
Jan. 30 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall* [tickets]
Feb. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore* [tickets]
Feb. 2 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory* [tickets]
Feb. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre* [tickets]
Feb. 5 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace* [tickets]
Feb. 6 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger* [tickets]
Feb. 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s* [tickets]
Feb. 8 – Houston, TX @ Numbers* [tickets]
Feb. 9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees* [tickets]
Feb. 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans* [tickets]
Feb. 12 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn* [tickets]
Feb. 13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In* [tickets]
Feb. 14 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel* [tickets]
Feb. 16 – Richmond, VA @ The National* [tickets]
Feb. 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club* [tickets]
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer* [tickets]
Feb. 19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza* [tickets]
Feb. 20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza* [tickets]

* w/ Lower Dens supporting

Greetings from Django Django: a video, a remix, more music…etc!

The track “Pause Repeat” by Django Django sounds like a party. You know what else sounds like a party? The JD Twitch Optimo Mix. The mood is slightly altered in the remix, however. The original track dances on the line of club and indie pop but the general mood is celebratory whereas Glasgow-based producer, JD Twitch (Optimo) adds a glitchy sound and a slightly darker feel. Still makes you want to jump around and party, though!

You make the comparison:


With a touch of JD Twitch

In celebration of new tour dates on the stateside before the jump the pond again December 1st, Django Django released the above remix on their Pause Repeat EP last Friday on Ribbon Music. Check out the dates below:

Mon. Oct. 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial [Tix]

Tue. Oct. 20 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox [Tix]

Wed. Oct. 21 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom [Tix]

Fri. Oct. 23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom [Tix]

Tue. Oct. 27 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater [Tix]

Wed. Oct. 28 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk [Tix]

Thu. Oct. 29 – Houston, TX @ Numbers [Tix]

Sat. Oct. 31 — New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience [Tix]

Mon. Nov. 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West [Tix]

Tue. Nov. 3 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom [Tix]

Wed. Nov. 4 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall [Tix]

Fri. Nov. 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer [Tix]

Sat. Nov. 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Verboten (Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival) [Tix]

Sun. Nov. 8 – Boston, MA @ Royale [Tix]

Tue. Dec. 1 — Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street [Tix]

Wed. Dec. 2 – Derry, UK @ Nerve Centre [Tix]

Thu. Dec. 3 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands [Tix]

Sat. Dec. 5 — Leeds, UK @ Leeds Uni Union [Tix]

Sun. Dec. 6 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall [Tix]

Mon. Dec. 7 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute [Tix]

Wed. Dec. 9 — London, UK @ Roundhouse [Tix]

Fri. Dec. 11 — Brussels, BE @ AB [Tix]

Sat. Dec. 12 — Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg [Tix]

ALSO, check out the new video they released of them playing live in London at Urchin Studios. This video lets you take a peek into the Scottish group’s band practice. Looks like fun time, eh?

OK, this is all I promise…THEY HAVE ANOTHER NEW SONG FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT! It, too was released in celebration of tour season for the band. Check it out below and if you like what you hear, get your ears on their latest full length, Born on Saturn, which came out this past spring.

Remix of Steven A. Clark’s “Can’t Have” by Ape Drums

Need a twist on the already perfect single, “Can’t Have?” Here you go:

Though I’m perfectly satisfied with “Can’t Have” just the way it is, there is something to be said about giving it a second shot, a reincarnation or new “outfit.” Just recently, Ape Drums took “Can’t Have” and reworked the beat and mood of the song while leaving Clark’s vocals intact, creating an almost “club” version of the track.

Ape Drums said this about remixing “Can’t Have”:

“I loved working on this remix,” Ape Drums notes, “I had a lot of room for creativity as the original melody of the vocals were already amazing. I took my time, changed ideas completely and am very satisfied with the outcome.”

Catch Steven A. Clark’s tour for his debut record, The Lonely Roller, (which is out now) with Sinkane this fall:

Tue. Oct. 13-Sat. Oct. 17 – New York, NY @ CMJ
Mon. Nov. 2 – London, UK @ The Waiting Room
Fri. Nov. 6 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9 (Cardinal Sessions Festival)
Sat. Nov. 7 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow (Cardinal Sessions Festival)
Sun. Nov. 8 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Friden
Tue. Nov. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (tickets) *
Wed. Nov. 11 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (tickets) *
Thu. Nov. 12 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott (tickets) *
Fri. Nov. 13 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Art Space (tickets) *
Sat. Nov. 14 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (tickets) *
Sun. Nov. 15 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz (tickets) *
Wed. Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (tickets) *
*Fri. Nov. 20 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café (tickets) *
Sat. Nov. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (tickets) *
Sun. Nov. 22 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub (tickets) *
Tue. Nov. 24 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s (tickets) *
Wed. Nov. 25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (tickets) *

* w/ Sinkane

North American tour dates for Maribou State and more!

Just this past June, Maribou State released their newest piece of work the full length, Portraits on Counter Records. However, there has been nothing but action for this fantastically creative electronic musician. After touring the new album this summer, a couple of weeks ago it was announced that Maribou State would be joining BBC Radio 1 Residency, extremely exciting news for them.

Only yesterday, they announced North American tour dates:

MARIBOU STATE TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):
Sat. Sept. 26 – Ibiza, ES @ Zoo Project (DJ)
Wed. Oct. 7 – Paris, FR @ Bellevilloise (Live)
Thu. Oct. 8 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg (Live)
Fri. Oct. 9 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club (Live)
Fri. Oct. 16 – Munich, DE @ Ampere (Live)
Sat. Oct. 17 – Heidelberg, DE @ Enjoy Jazz Festival (Live)
Sun. Oct. 18 – Geneva, CH @ PTR/Usine (Live)
Tue. Oct. 27 – London, UK @ Village Underground (Live) (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Oct. 28 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange (Live)
Thu. Oct. 29 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt (Live)
Wed. Nov. 4 – Manchester, UK  @ Islington Mill (Live)
Thu. Nov. 5 – Glasgow, UK @ The Glasgow School of Art (Live)
Sun. Nov. 8 – Dublin, IE @ RDS (Live)
Wed. Dec. 2 – Denver, CO @ The 1 Up – Colfax (DJ)
Thu. Dec. 3 – Montreal, QC @ NewSpeak (DJ)
Fri. Dec. 4 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall (DJ)
Sat. Dec. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (DJ)
Wed. Dec. 9 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (DJ)
Thu. Dec. 10 – Seattle, WA @ Q Nightclub (DJ)
Fri. Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (DJ)
Sat. Dec. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (DJ)

AND..there’s more. Right now, you can enjoy a mixtape hand crafted by THUMP and Maribou State. Chris Davids and Liam Ivory had this to say about the mixtape titled “Sound of Eight Cities“:

“Ahead of our DJ tour to the US, we decided to create a mix that’s composed of music which originates from all the places we are visiting, as well as a couple of artists that are now residing in those cities! We’ve also peppered the mix with field recordings from our recent travels across the pond.”

Finally, you can now PRE-ORDER Portraits Remix 12″ which features remixes by Breaker Breaker, Purp & Soul and others. To remind you of what’s in store on this remix edition, have a listen to the track I posted last week: