Swedish electro-pop chanteuse Sally Shapio released one of the year’s most soothing albums in Somewhere Else, and yesterday she put out a coinciding remix album, Elsewhere. For some artists a remix album may seem like a tired approach, but Somewhere Else, was dripping with electro-pop and Italo-disco atmosphere. In other words, there was a chock full of material for remixers to work with. This was prevalent ever since dazzling single “Starman” dropped earlier this year.
The remix album features artists like Nite Jewel, Young Galaxy, and The Field. You can see the entire tracklisting below. One of my favorite remixes on here, as well as that of producer Johan Agebjörn, comes from Swedish artist Mitch Murder, who infuses his ’80s nostalgia into Shapiro’s “All My Life”. His version progresses at a more glacial pace, with soft keys and robotic vocal whispers helping guide Shapiro’s angelic vocals. It’s the sort of remix that would make Chromatics proud, ’80s neon blurs and all.
Check out The Field’s arp-friendly remix of “Lives Together” below. While offering more of the traditional electronic and house palate, it’s just as refreshing as Mitch Murder’s remix of “All My Life”: