Two of my favorite artists have teamed up to offer a great LP of B-sides on what is becoming one of the more anticipated days in music each year. Derek Vincent Smith (Pretty Lights) offered the collection of songs called “The Hidden Shades” for RSD this year. The B-sides are from his most recent album “A Color Map of the Sun” and one track that stood out for me was the Blue Sky Black Death remix for “Can’t Contain It.”
The original version of the track is more hard hitting, but the duo (Kingston Maguire and Ian Taggart) from San Francisco provide a toned down, more mellow remix that is great for chillin’. I liked a lot of the atmospheric sounds from their album “Late Night Cinema” and along with most of my other favorite chill tracks, they use some complex beats that evolve throughout the songs, which I think is the perfect marriage with Pretty Lights harder hitting, glitchy sounds.
If you were able to pick this one up on RSD, you’re a lucky one! If not, you can listen to the remix below or try to find it at your local independent record store.
1. Lost And Found
2. New Moon Same Dark
3. Starlit Skies
4. Can’t Contain It
5. Lost And Found (ODESZA Remix)
6. New Moon Same Dark (Love & Light Remix)
7. Starlit Skies (Emancipator Remix)
8. Can’t Contain It (Blue Sky Black Death Remix)