I’m in the Quicksand

January 6, 2010

La Roux’s underappreciated (at least here in US) debut album is full of passionate, snappy, girl fire that oozes with electro bliss and unstoppable synth power. And the next best thing has been seeping onto the internet in heavy, sometimes unmanageable doses– the remixes. Her voice is the ripest remixing tool since Royksopp, and house, dubstep and electro DJs have all had their turn. The concensus seems to be Skream’s dubstep rework of “In for the Kill” is the tune, but Alex Metric’s remix of “Quicksand” is in a league of its own. Patience pays off here, and if you stick around for that breakdown at 2:56, you’ll see what I mean. It’s the sound of the new and improved La Roux.

Hear the original before the remix:
La Roux – “Quicksand”

La Roux – “Quicksand (Alex Metric remix) [download]



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