So far this is the best Gossip remix I have heard. And I guess the fact that it's not even by MEN, the post-Le Tigre project of members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman, but Le Tigre itself, is also worthy of acclaim. Still, something tells me frontwoman Kathleen Hanna wasn't actually involved (so maybe let's say this is MEN, but pre-MEN). A lot of remixes forsake musicality in an effort to differentiate themselves from the original, but not this one! And this is just as full of sass, but sass of a different kind. Synths factor in heavily and it's a form of meddling that works.
While the Gossip still aren't doing any local shows as a band, guitarist Brace Paine is putting on shows of a different kind at Dunes. And guess what? The next date of his club night Situations is this Saturday. Who will be gracing the bill tomorrow? Why only Sheffield quintet the Long Blondes, after the band's show at the Doug Fir. Who knows what the band will spin, but Paine's own DJ set is sure to be littered with remixes and high quality electro. Like the sound of this remix? I doubt he'll have the cheek to play it, but you just may hear some James Murphy, Hot Chip and Rhianna.
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