First Fyfe remixed Summer Camp’s tune “Fresh”, now it’s their turn to bring a new remix to our ears. “Solace” has been turned from a slow, somber track to something a bit more upbeat. It’s definitely got a bit of zest added on to it and it’s a damn good thing. Both versions are fabulous but you choose your favorite and listen to both below!
Dying for the new Summer Camp album? You’re not alone. While we all not so patiently wait for their album to come out in a few weeks, we can embrace this edgy remix of “Fresh”. Fyfe as we know makes his own addictive music but he can also create one hell of a remix too! He takes this quirky pop tune and turns it into something a bit more mesmerizing. Feel free to put it on repeat along with the original before we finally get Summer Camp’s new self titled album September 9th.
Okay, I know it is a Saturday, but today is also June 1st a.k.a. the beginning of the summer months. Did you really expect me to drop a summer mixtape on any other day? Welcome to Summer is the perfect driving-with-the-windows-down mixtape. Like, that is the sole reason I made it. Whether you’re rolling into town blasting RL Grime‘s remix of Chief Keef (making eye contact with the old lady in the car next to you at a stoplight) or just shouting the lyrics of Planetarian‘s “Swim” at the top of your lungs as you cruise down the interstate, this mix works. Plus, how legendary is the sequence of Chance The Rapper into Reggie Watts into Chief Keef into Disclosure?
- Fyfe – Introduction
- Rhye – One of Those Summer Days
- Heems – Medium Green Eyes (ft. Safe)
- Kitty – Dead Island
- Tyler, The Creator – Bimmer
- Planetarian – Swim
- Peter and Kerry – Fucking Around
- Thundercat – Oh Sheit It’s X
- Autre Ne Veut – Play by Play
- Everything Everything – Don’t Try
- Pigeon Hole – June
- Bayou – Forever Deluxe
- Chance The Rapper – Pusha Man (ft. Nate Fox & Lili K.) [Edit]
- Reggie Watts – The Monster and the Princess
- Chief Keef – Love Sosa (RL Grime Remix)
- Disclosure – When a Fire Starts to Burn
- Petite Noir – Noirse
- Francis and the Lights – ETC
- San Cisco – Outro
You daydream about the sea, and I daydream you’ll be mine,
Underneath the shade of leaves, stars over the trees,
Spending a whole summer with you that sounds alright, I’ll,
Meet you in the evening so we can swim tonight
P.S. In case you missed it I made a promo video for this tape. First ever, very rare.
We celebrated Fyfe‘s Solace EP just last month. Now, the London resident is back with a new song, perhaps a sign of a debut album on the horizon. “Conversations” features a dense, hip-hop-laden beat and Fyfe’s soulful, wanting croon. This is further proof that he cannot make a bad pop song.
You would think posting about an EP in which we have literally heard all of the songs, except an instrumental track called “Introduction,” would be pointless. But there’s something about Fyfe. With this Solace EP, the artist formerly known as David’s Lyre has created something magnetic and magical and candid and genuine. Even the introduction song is luring in its own mysterious way. This is easily one of the best EPs of the year and a MUST listen for anybody who likes good things, such as chocolate chip waffles or Lil Wayne’s song “Awkward.”
While I’m trying to keep my head above water with my day job, it pains me not to be able to share every song I hear and love. Particularly because even while I work, if I’m sitting at my desk, I have to listen to music to keep the blood pumping through my veins. That’s just how I operate. And there’s a lot of stuff going into my ears. So I’ve decided I’ll try to do some of these posts where I pull some of the top songs together and make a custom playlist for you to be able to listen to while you work. So here goes…Listen While You Work: 1.0. This week features music from Peace, Vondelpark, Josh Record, Fyfe, Say Lou Lou, Wintercoats, Junip, Last Lynx, Sir Sly, Cloud Boat, Ajimal, and Niagara.
In the modern digital era we inhabit today, there are so many things going on all the time. It’s frustrating, and it’s something that affects everyone and everything–the clutter, the screens, the unanswered messages, the tweets. I think if you told God about Twitter he’d be kinda pissed, like “What the fuck is a tweet? I made you people, so you can talk to other people with your mouths!” I just think life will be difficult no matter what; why should we make it more difficult? Think about the years that could be added to your life if you stopped worrying about a girl not texting you back (after you saw the “…” of her typing) or not getting a satisfactory amount of retweets on some shit you probably should not have put on the Internet forever (hypothetical situations, of course). But really, this mixtape probably has nothing to do with what I’m saying, but it’s something I felt like I had to say.
The cover was created using a lot of pictures and edited to form a simple heart. The title is inspired by a Gomez song from back in the day.
- Darwin Deez – Chelsea’s Hotel
- The Spinto Band – Shake It Off
- Bangladesh – Lean
- Lowrider – Golden Sun
- Eden Mulholland – I Will Echo
- French Horn Rebellion – Girls (ft. JD Samson and Fat Tony)
- Darwin Deez – Redshift
- Fyfe – St. Tropez
- Dan Croll – Compliment Your Soul
- Born Ruffians – Needle
- Slow Dakota – June 4
- Homeboy Sandman – Hold Your Head
- Stroik – One More Time
- Magic Man – Paris
- MISTERWIVES – Vagabond
- Good Oak – Fill My Cup
- Whisky Winter – Heavy
‘Cause I’m not leaving, this is just the place, I’ve been homeless since the dimples on her simple face , and I’ve spent my fortune, torn this town apart to build a hotel on her heart
Ever since Arjun included Fyfe’s “Solace” in his last Tape Tuesday, I’ve had my eye on this Fyfe character. If you recognize the sound but don’t remember much about the name Fyfe, it’s likely because the 23-year old British man behind the project is the same man who was once known as David’s Lyre. I included his song “English Roses” in my Just Another Day mixtape in the past. Fyfe is Paul Dixon’s newest project, and though most details about Fyfe remain unknown, what we do know is that “St. Tropez” is the second single (following “Solace”) off of his upcoming Solace EP, coming our way April 8th.
Look out to the water when you turn and say ‘take me home’