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.

16 comments:

Starsmith said...

I AM A MASSIVE FAN OF THIS.
literally blows mine out of the water.

THE RECOMMENDER said...

Wow! I remember you mentioning this artist when we met at Scala a few weeks back.

Mail us any future tracks from Penguin Prison and we will happily write them up on The Recommender.

Email - therecommenderblog@gmail.com

Thanks as always.
Mike

Anonymous said...

this is massive!

Neon Gold said...

you're still the one though Fin.

Starsmith said...

I love you too derek.
But, I think this is a fair contender to be THE one of '09

Scandalism said...

Would I be right in thinking that this is the drum sample from Billie Jean?

PENGUIN PRISON said...

Hello! Thanks for the nice comments! The drum sample is not from Billie Jean but that would be cool.

Don't know if I should say where the drum sample is from but it is on an album called Camouflage

Liam Haynes said...

NME Future 50 - #21 Platform.

YES

Scandalism said...

Whatever it is it's great. We'd love to have you come and play Scandalism when you're next over.

Marc said...

wow, i'm blown away. never thought i'd hear Marina sound like that!

Emily said...

love the 3D glasses and great remix

Anonymous said...

Starsmith, everyone I've played your version to has loved it so I wouldn't be too concerned about being outdone by Penguin Prison here. This is up there with The Twelves mix of Blue Skies. Maybe even better :O

Rasmus said...

Wow, this is fantastic. That disco vibe is so balanced and you can almost hear the 12" pops from a dusty vinyl. I've just become a Penguin Prison fan.

Like Mike, I would be honored to receive some updates when you have anything new out. Shoot me an email if you feel like it:

hello [at] goingotherplaces [dot] com

Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

That Dominos track at Abeano rules but this remix is the best thing I've heard in an age. Cant wait to hear more!

Robin said...

Sharp.

www.breakingmorewaves.blogspot.com

James said...

This shit is straight up BANNANNER-TITTIES!!