LISTEN: Chromeo ‘Over Your Shoulder’ (Mr Oizo Remix)
It’s not often you get a match-up to this extent in the world of remixes, so when you do, you have to savour it. This is definitely one to savour. Today’s is CHROMEO x MR OIZO.
The presser we received for this gave us one line: “Tha Funk Lordz have summoned electronic music’s biggest weirdo for the first remix of ‘Over Your Shoulder’. Creepy and sexy, all at once.”
And we ain’t one to argue with that kind of logic. This all makes sense though, when you think about it. The party duo, Chromeo, have been at the forefront of electro since bursting onto the scene midway through the last decade, and just haven’t seemed to stop. They tour all over the world, they continue to release brilliant disco infused funk based dance tunes, they’re a constant fixture on the FIFA soundtracks, and everyone from every field of music genre, seems to have a soft spot for them.
So when you mix that with, Mr Oizo. (aka, that French veteran producer who creates ripping music for Ed Banger) writes and directs features films that have landed him at Sundance Film Festival (including a film about a tire that kills humans. Yes. that’s right. A tire. THAT KILLS HUMANS!!!), has collabed with the likes of Justice and Boys Noize + is highly regarded as one of the kings of techno. You get one hell of a remix.
To get down to business, ‘Over Your Shoulder’ is already a hell of a track. The original is full of that aforementioned disco flavour, all whilst managing to encompass plenty of other electro factions. So to say that the remix takes it a step further, well that’s a big deal.
Oizo takes ‘OYS’ and throws it into space, that is, if space was made up of techno music and computerised vocals. So yes, the vocals are taken through the vocoder in each verse and there is a overall distorted sense of deep and dark techno, with plenty of decay thrown in for good measure. Whilst keeping little bits of bubbling synth work and the Chromeo styled smooth nu-disco tempo in tact. Overall, it sounds exactly like what the presser told us. Both creepy and sexy.
You can listen and grab a free download below.
Words by Tom Hutchins