Punky and island-influenced in their incarnation as a seven-piece, London-based act Crystal Fighters are also somewhat known for a slew of remixes they’ve contributed to. Wether its their clap-laden, pared-down treatment of Two Door Cinema Club‘s guitar pop or the emphasized baila funke tinges on their approach to CSS‘ “Let’s Reggae All Night”, the Fighters take great pains to secure that their ventures away from the strictly “rock” genre are worthy of the same compliments that once had them called “the single most exciting show in dance music” (high praise if you ask us!).
Featuring everything from remixes and original tracks by mirrorball masters like Jacques Renault and Todd Terje to strict techno concoctions by Eliphino and Miike Snow, the band’s new mixtape, dubbed “Dreams of Disco” proves that they are, even in a less alternative context, as open-minded and unique as they are extremely versatile. Seemingly aimed at making you feel uplifted and perhaps even open up your own viewing scope a bit, the compilation already has us swaying from side to side and even cheering the Fighters on a bit every time we queue up to replay the set.
Crystal Fighters – Dreams of Disco [audio:http://www.urb.com/files/2012/03/Crystal-Fighters-Dreams-of-Disco-1.mp3|titles=Crystal Fighters - Dreams of Disco-1]
See what we mean?
The full track listing for the above set is as follows:
1. Fallulah – I Lay My Head (Shook Remix)
2. Crystal Fighters – Champion Sound (Mustang Remix)
3. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
4. BeatauCue – Slow Down (The Japanese Popstars Remix)
5. Noob – Spell
6. Yacht – I Walked Alone (Jacques Renault Remix)
7. U-Tern – You Don’t Know Me
8. Gingy and Bordello – Body Acid (KiNK’s on Acid Remix)
9. Appaloosa – Patchwork (ATTAR! Dub)
10. Edit Murphy – Metro
11. Eliphino – More Than Me
12. Moon Boots – Off My Mind
13. Edit Murphy – Keni
14. Miike Snow – Paddling Out (Le Crayong Dub Rework)
15. Lutzenkirchen vs. Andrea Doria – Freak Me (Phonat Remix)
16. Ifan Dafydd – No Good
If you’re not in Texas this week to experience their lauded live shows, Crystal Fighters will continue their current jaunt across the U.S. through to the end of this month. More details can be found on their official Facebook page, and as part of this year’s Winter Music Conference the band will be participating in the Miami stopover of Kitsuné’s Club Night U.S. Tour, along with Gigamesh and Computer Magic. Check out the full bill for that show just below and stay tuned to UBR.com for even more Kitsuné goodies coming up in the following days.