Our summer of Radiohead remixes (and summer itself) has come to an end with the final three tracks in the series. This last set is the strongest we've heard since those first twirly Caribou beats made our hearts flutter back in July.
We begin with the very remixable "Bloom," which makes four appearances in this series, double any other track. Jamie XX's take is a lot tamer than the others. It's like a pleasant breeze that, within this three track, mini-remix set, feels almost like a introduction to the next two. Anstam's "Separator" remix is the surprise standout, nailing the timing on every little beat. Pace is indeed the trick here. Then it ends all spooky-like, which makes for a good segue to SBTRKT's ominous version of "Lotus Flower." There's a surprising amount going on here sonically, but SBTRKT doesn't let you notice, making for a smooth, satisfying closeout.
You can purchase the full remix series, TKOL RMX 1234567, on Oct. 11 (full tracklist below). Tonight, catch Radiohead join Alec Baldwin on SNL (preview below) and keep your fingers crossed for that Baldwin/Yorke skit. Stranger things surely have never happened.
Caribou "Little by Little Rmx"
Jacques Greene "Lotus Flower Rmx"
Nathan Fake "Morning Mr. Magpie Rmx"
Harmonic 313 "Bloom Rmx"
Mark Pritchard "Bloom Rmx"
Lone "Feral Rmx"
Pearson Sound "Morning Mr. Magpie Scavenger Rmx"
Four Tet "Separator Rmx"
Thriller "Give Up the Ghost Houseghost Rmx"
Illum Sphere "Codex Rmx"
Shed "Little by Little Rmx"
Brokenchord "Give Up the Ghost Rmx"
Altrice "TKOL Rmx"
Blawan "Bloom Rmx"
Modeselektor "Good Evening Mrs. Magpie Rmx"
Objekt "Bloom Rmx"
Jamie XX "Bloom Rework"
Anstam "Separator Rmx"
SBTRKT "Lotus Flower Rmx"
WATCH a preview for the Baldwin/Radiohead SNL showdown tonight: