Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ladykiller (Gigamesh Remix)

Print by Kristian Hammerstad

To those of you unacquainted with Gigamesh: get acquainted quickly. The Miami-by-way-of-Minnesota-based producer is on the rise, propelled by his infectious remix work and the promise of a solo EP in the coming months. He’s also a member of Señor Stereo, who’s glitzy first EP was released over the summer, with a remix album following in January. Though still more or less at the launching point of his career, Gigamesh is no rookie to production. Last year, his remix of breakout college rock artist Mike Posner’s single Cooler Than Me was so good that the Posner team edited it down and ended up using the remix for the radio release. Now that he’s on the world’s music radar, he’s been getting requests for official remixes (though he still throws in a bootleg for kicks now and again, like last month's remix of Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough).

One such remix is for Paris-based Morgan Kibby, a.k.a. White Sea. You may know her better as “the girl from M83.” At least, that’s how I identified with her. Last year she took a break from touring with M83 to work on a solo EP, This Frontier. Ladykiller was the standout track from the project. A tongue-in-cheek jab at Saturday night chauvinism, as the song plows along you can practically see her strutting around like her shit don’t stink. While the song was already a rowdy, sexy number in its own right, Gigamesh’s stomping remix is even hotter. In typical Gigamesh style, he doesn’t stray far from the song’s original formula—he maintains the integrity of the entire original vocal line—but adds just enough pizzaz and funk to take it to new, dance-party-worthy heights.

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Ladykiller (Gigamesh Remix)--White Sea * in 320 woohoo

And because it too is oh so good, here's the original:

Ladykiller--White Sea

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