Remix Fix: Future Islands/Vince Clark

In theory I like the idea of the remix: taking someone else's song and tweaking it the way you want it done. It's a great means for completely redoing something, and for reinterpretation. Sometimes remixes go awry, and sometimes they're better than the original. Remix Fix is all about the happy medium when a remix totally nails it and makes a song that much better.

As far as remixes go, putting a late-90s English synth pop sass into a song is always a winning idea. In my humble opinion, anyway. Such is the case with the Future Islands jam "Doves," as remixed by Vince Clark of Erasure. It's kind of a perfect fit, with the panther slink of Clark adding that extra something to the already voluminous fantasticalness of the song. Well done on all counts.

Oh, and keep your eyes peeled. Future Islands is taping an Austin City Limits session, and we all know what happens when they get in front of a TV camera...

[posted 8.4.14]


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