Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Remix Mixtape

French rock band, Phoenix, released their fourth studio effort "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" this past May and it garnered near universal acclaim. Not only have many critics claimed that WAP is their best work.... but it has become relatively mainstream to the point that it was ranked 37 on the Billboard charts and now you can pick it up at Target for 10 bucks. If the name sounds either oddly familiar or extremely random to you, it's because WAP is a take on Mozart's full name (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart).

Since late May there have been well over 20 remixes of the songs off WAP. Most are terrible trance remixes of their single "1901" (not really my style)... but there a few bright spots. The whole cd is excellent, but here's a mini-mixtape of my favorite remixes.
You can buy it here.

Phoenix - Rome (Lanny Merge Remix) (link removed)
Phoenix - 1901 (The Teenagers Remix) (link removed)
Phoenix - Litsztomania (Yuksek Remix) (link removed)
Phoenix - Long Distance Call (25 Hours A Day Remix)(link removed)
(ok-- so Long Distance Call isn't technically off WAP, but it's one the better Phoenix Remixes out there)

MP3: DOWNLOAD the entire Phoenix Remixed Mixtape (click here).

Bonus Tracks-- Here's a pretty decent mashup of Au Revoir Simone and Phoenix. Since you might not have heard about Au Revoir Simone (a Brooklyn based synthpop group), below is their original version of Sad Song off their 2007 album "The Bird of Music."

Au Revoir Simone vs. Phoenix - Sad Song From 1901 (link removed)
Au Revoir Simone - Sad Song (link removed)
Buy their cd here.

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