This week, Rounding Down's collection of FADER premieres is all about softened chaos. As of Friday, summer's technically over and the inevitable march towards winter begins anew, and we aren't trying to overburden you in these trying times. To keep you titillated without rocking the boat we're sending over a few remixes of hits you already know the words to, a couple jazzy throwback sounds, and just one video, so at least one sense can take it easy. Think of it as turn up lite. Have fun out there.
Homeboy Sandman, "Problems"
"Who can't relate to a love of independent movies and Kurt Cobain?"—Matthew Trammell. Read the full write up here.
"His purring flow pulls all of popular culture into his orbit, and he curls word associations round his mouth with the snap-pop speed of bubblegum."—Ruth Saxelby. Read the full write up here.
BENAMIN, "Watch Out (The Weasel Revisited)"
"The whole thing feels like a walk through Greenwich Village in 1985."—Matthew Trammell. Read the full write up here.
LV & Josh Idehen, "Waiting For The The Night"
"[It] reads as a mélange of UK dance music history splice-edited into itself, a timeless ode to the club as haven."—Alexander Iadarola. Read the full write up here.
2:54, "In The Mirror"
"Another haunted affair, with overcast guitar squalls and percussion that swells up and drops off like a ship in choppy, storm-ravaged waters."—Patrick McDermott. Read the full write up here.
Dubbel Dutch, Popcaan's "Naughty Girl (Dubbel Dutch Hyperwine Refix)"
"It's something of a knack Dubbel Dutch has, to subtly turn up the temperature on already bumping tracks. A lick of synth here, a touch of vibrating bass there, those beguiling bubbles."—Ruth Saxelby. Read the full write up here.
Bobby Shmurda, "Hot Nigga (Reggae Remix)"
"Nobody can’t say they don’t dance. When nobody home, you in your mirror, if you want to dance inside, you better dance outside. You letting another nigga tell you you can’t dance? That’s what make me think you pussy, if you don't want to dance now 'cause the next man is here."—Bobby Shmurda. Read Matthew Trammell's full interview with Bobby Shmurda.
Claude VonStroke, London Grammar's "Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)"
"Claude VonStroke grabs London Grammar's "Strong" by the shoulders and sends the song back the way it came."—Duncan Cooper. Read the full write up here.
Rae Sremmurd, "No Type"
"Yes, that is Keyshia Cole's right arm."—Matthew Trammell. Read the full write up here.
Mister Lies, "Deepend"
"The repeated refrain towards the end that starts Don't pull me up/ I will drown happily feels fated to be shouted in unison by a room full of young people, probably bummed-out about something but collectively happy in that moment."—Patrick D. McDermott. Read the full write up here.