Applause (Steven Redant, Danny Verde & Guy Scheiman Bent Collective club mix)
Applause (DJ White Shadow Electrotech remix)
Applause (Fareoh remix)
Applause (DJ White Shadow Trap remix)
Applause (Goldhouse remix)
Review: Pop's most controversial character comes correct with this spectacular picture disc. The original fuses angular electro clash with pumping EDM spirit while each remix takes it into exciting new directions. Highlights include Empire Of The Sun's rainbow synth injection, Purity Ring's low-down 808 sizzled mix, White Shadow's lazer-gazing Electrotech fusion and Fareoh's glitch-ridden, bass-caked stomping remix. A round of "Applause" please!
Review: After a brief dalliance with Because Music, Little Dragon signed to Ninja Tune earlier in the year. "Lover Chanting" is the popular combo's first EP for Coldcut's venerable imprint, following a single-track hook up with BADBADNOTGOOD earlier in the year. Title track "Lover Chanting" is a killer chunk of reggae-tinged synth-pop/disco-pop fusion, with singer Yukimi Nagano providing a strong, ear-catching vocal that will lodge itself in your consciousness and stay there for weeks. Elsewhere, "In My House" is a sultry, off-kilter trip into heavily electronic deep house territory - albeit with some suitably Balearic flourishes and a pop-tinged vocal - while "Timothy" is a whistling voyage through wonky '80s soul/R&B pastures.