Welcome to RCRD LBL Essentials Volume 15. With hot remixes by[mp3com-artist] Guxxi Vump[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]Atari Teenage Riot[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]Alec Empire[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]Kris Menace[/mp3com-artist] and [mp3com-artist]White Arrows[/mp3com-artist], we've got another playlist of tracks that will help get your weekend started off on the right foot. [rcrd-lbl]http://rcrdlbl.com/widgets2.0/core/?m=show_widget&w=essentials021612[/rcrd-lbl] [mp3com-artist]Guxxi Vump[/mp3com-artist] kicks things off with dark, baroque edit of [mp3com-artist]Lana Del Rey[/mp3com-artist]'s "Born To Die." The song's atmosphere ratchets up the original's somber undertones, emphasizing its string section and chopping [mp3com-artist]Lana Del Rey[/mp3com-artist]'s vocals to give them a haunting, somewhat deranged sound. The whole affair is set to a massive bassline that keeps the track punchy throughout. Continuing the dark and dangerous theme, [mp3com-artist]Alec Empire[/mp3com-artist] and [mp3com-artist]Atari Teenage Riot[/mp3com-artist] team up to mess with NYC electro act[mp3com-artist]SALEM[/mp3com-artist]. In a curious situation (perhaps emblematic of the self referential nature of electronic music), the track "Better Off Alone" is actually [mp3com-artist]SALEM[/mp3com-artist]'s remix of the classic eurobeat track by [mp3com-artist]Alice Deejay[/mp3com-artist]. So, to recap - we have two artists, remixing a song that is a remix of another song. This drugged out, slow motion version of the original paints it in a whole new light though - giving the original track's triumphant synth lines an ominous feel. Following that, [mp3com-artist]Nick Waterhouse[/mp3com-artist] switches things up with a classy big band style track. Full of soul, "Some Place" shows Waterhouse to be a powerful vocalist and talented songwriter who is bringing back a long undervalued style of music. [mp3com-artist]Beach Fossils[/mp3com-artist] serve up some perfectly executed dreamy indie pop with their song "Shallow," and [mp3com-artist]Kris Menace[/mp3com-artist] gives us another foreboding-yet-sexy dance track with his remix of [mp3com-artist]Depeche Mode[/mp3com-artist]'s classic "Fragile Tension." Superhumanoids lay the 80's pastiche on thick with "Geri," which sounds like a bonus track to a [mp3com-artist]Tears for Fears[/mp3com-artist] Greatest hits Collection. [mp3com-artist]White Arrows[/mp3com-artist] wraps things up with their remix of [mp3com-artist]Active Child[/mp3com-artist]'s "Johnny Belinda."
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By Will Durkin | 02.16.2012