Thursday, August 6, 2009
YOU'VE BEEN ACTING AWFUL TOUGH LATELY.
There's been no shortage of massive remixes for Marina & The Diamonds' breakout Neon Gold single "I Am Not A Robot", but we've been furtively holding out on you and saved the best for last. So without further ado we'd like to introduce you to Penguin Prison, hands down the most exciting new artist to grace our ears in 2009. Not only is he among the best new vocal talents we've heard this year (more on his original tracks in the weeks to come), he's also quite possibly the most exciting new producer and remixer on the block and this here is his coming out party. Transforming Ms. Diamond into a dancefloor diva and completely reinventing the original track a stomping, DFA-stlye nu-disco stormer, the NYC pop maestro makes it all look far too easy and turns in one of the year's finest remixes on his first fucking try. He'll be joining the Neon Gold ranks with his debut single this autumn, so keep an eye on these pages for much more Penguin Prison magic in the weeks to come. Ladies and gentlemen, this is some seriously next level shit.
MP3: "I Am Not A Robot" (Penguin Prison Mix) - Marina & The Diamonds [exclusive]
Elsewhere in the world of all things amazing, Abeano has the brand new single from The Big Pink that's got us scrambling to get all those tracks of theirs we passed when we refused to buy into the hype all year. We were wrong. Monsieur Abeano has also put together his own Future 50 feature in response to the rather questionable list that headlined this week's NME issue, a move that we will very soon be copying.