In the holiday spirit, Christian Strobe has released a generous gift: all of his 2011 remixes in a free download package entitled Reworks #1. I'm not the biggest follower of the "remix" scene, but I'm always excited to see Christian Strobe give his unique touch to any track. These aren't blown-out electro-house remixes — they're danceable infusions of nu-disco, tranced-out, dreamy sounds that always complement the track they're modifying perfectly.
Strobe doesn't just make great remixes — he also does a good job curating unique tracks to exact his treatment on. I was super pleased when he released his My Bloody Valentine remix, included on this free release, earlier this year, and his M83 remix further cemented his apparent affinity for shoegaze. Disco affections are revealed in remixes of Holy Ghost! and Tensnake, he pays a visit to an indie rock classic in his remix of the Arcade Fire, and he guiltlessly remixes Katy Perry. There's a lot of different stuff here, but it's all tied together with the tasty Christian Strobe flavor we've come to enjoy. We'll be looking forward to his full album release, Heartworks, sometime in 2012.
Tracklist & Download:
01. Lips – Everything to me (Christian Strobe Remix)
02. M83 – Midnight City (Christian Strobe Remix)
03. Holy Ghost! – Wait And See (Christian Strobe Remix)
04. Tensnake – Something About You (Christian Strobe Remix)
05. Arcade Fire – No Cars Go (Christian Strobe Remix)
06. My Bloody Valentine – Soon (Christian Strobe Remix)
07. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away (Christian Strobe Radio Edit)