Oakland’s wallpaper. bring the jams every time. They sing about Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck, wear T-Rex costumes and dollar sign beach towels as capes, and constantly talk about mall girls they want to text their love to.
One of the masterminds behind wallpaper., Ricky Reed, also has been busy twiddling knobs doing remix work in between producing content for wallpaper.’s new album, due later this year. Reed’s takes for remixing tend to reside in the vein of funk and soul, as evidenced by his new remix of Passion Pit"s “The Reeling”. It starts out with some Fela Kuti-approved percussion before dipping into a hybrid of Cuban grooves and contemporary electro synth, with the chorus being backed by a nice subtle hint of trumpets. This is a dude after all who spliced a track recently about “I’m at the Pizza Hut/I’m at the Taco Bell/I’m at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” threw in a brass section, and made it dance-worthy.
According to wallpaper.’s Twitter page, Reed and UK darling Calvin Harris were the only two people approved to do “The Reeling” as a remix, which, we’re not sure is completely true, but hey. Exclusivity, we’re all about it. You can also check out Reed’s other Passion Pit remix of “Sleepyhead”, which may rival “The Reeling”’s popularity, over at Hype Machine.
Passion Pit - "The Reeling" (wallpaper. Remix)