Tuesday night tunes - You've got the love (XX remix), Nadine (Memory Tapes version), and Miami Horror
A couple of songs I’m listening to a lot at the moment for your perusal...
I always thought it was sacrilege to re-version You’ve got the Love, given how it improved on the Frankie Knuckles original (Your Love if I remember rightly). But Florence and the Machine totally nail it. And XX do a tasty little mix of it. Most impressed.
In a very different vein, this Fool’s Gold tune, Nadine (Memory Tapes Version) is also pretty intoxicating. Don’t know much about them, except I’ve got this on repeat. Pitchfork called them an afro-pop band with American influences, or something of that ilk.
Oh sod it, while I’m at it, check out the Peter Hook bassline on this Sometimes, this synth-heavy beauty from Miami Horror (via etmusicpourtous). I remember the 80s first time round, but don’t recall much that was quite so catchy. It turns out this guy’s Australian. Maybe it’s the sun, permatan and beaches that give him, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, Pnau etc etc. all their catchy riffs. I don’t know. And I don’t care. But it is all very good loud.