Gayngs’ new Affiliyated EP

Try to think of a sexier album that came out in 2010 than Gayngs’ Relayted. I bet you can’t. Because there probably wasn’t. This smooth-ass collective have now thrown up a 7-song remix EP for FREE!

And, of course, the way they did it is awesome. The band stripped Relayted down to its bare bones, and named each track. The remixers were then instructed to choose 10 root tracks at random to compose their remix. “One could choose anything from four sax solos and six bass lines, to eight keyboards and two background vocals. The combinations that could be chosen were indefinite.” What was the only rule that each producer had to stick to? Keep their re-grind at a smooth 69 beats per minute. (Haha! Get it!) I am most excited to hear what “Draper Drunk” sounds like, because living like Mad Men is a subject near and dear to my heart.

Did I mention it’s available FOR FREE? Get it here.

Peep the tracklist:

01 “Fight, Fuck, Fall Asleep” (Sims:vox Cecil Otter: regrind)
02 “Coercion Van” (MK Larada: regrind)
03 “Cologne & Water” (Paper Tiger: regrind)
04 “Draper Drunk” (Mike Mictlan: vox, The Chocolate Ox: keys, Plain ole Bill: regrind)
05 “No Scrubs” (P.O.S: vox, regrind)
06 “Sprinkle Juice” (Lazerbeak: regrind)
07 “Sand In The Lotion” (Cecil Otter: regrind)

Das Racist remix Katy Perry

Last night, as the perfect treat to end the weekend, Himanshu Suri
(@HEEMS) of Das Racist posted his remix of Katy Perry’s ubiquitous pop hit “Teenage Dream.” It’s no cast of Glee rendition. And for that I am eternally grateful. In place of the sugar-high original, the Heems version of this track is way slowed down and smooth. Possibly one of the sexiest tracks this dude has ever put his name on.

So whether this was the cherry on top of your weekend or the kickstart to get you through this work week, it is great either way. Check it out over at Heems’ blog Nehru Jackets or download it directly HERE. We probably really will dance until we die, won’t we?