UK indie rock band The Kooks are releasing a brand new remix album, featuring re-works of the entirety of their 2014 effort Listen. A cavalcade of artists including Jack Beats, Kove, and Atlas Genius have taken the reigns to re-assemble The Kooks' most recent work, and the ensuing album, titled Hello, What’s Your Name?, will be released in its entirety on December 4th.
The story goes that the band were so impressed by the ways that DJs were mixing their tracks with 4/4 beats, that they knew they had to pursue the idea of a club focused remix album. One track, a remix of a newer song called “Creatures of Habit”, has already seen a release, having been remixed by UK bass stalwarts Jack Beats.
For this Complex AU premiere, Parisian electro act Montmartre has blessed us with a remix to “Sweet Emotion”, originally a fairly minimal, twangy guitar track, now rehauled with a much more grandiose, electronic disco vibe. Check out the song above, and the full track list below.
1. Creatures of Habit (Jack Beats Remix)
2. Bad Habit (Apexape Remix)
3. Sweet Emotion (Montmartre Remix)
4. Are We Electric (Kideko Remix)
5. Westside (Frank De Wulf Remix)
6. Sunrise (Midnitemen Remix)
7. Around Town (Max Pask & 'Spiky' Phil Meynell Remix)
8. Backstabber (XKH Remix)
9. Murdered & Downer (A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Remix by the Amorphous Androgynous)
10. Forgive & Forget (Isabella 'Machine' Summers Remix) Bonus Tracks
11. Westside (The Nextmen Remix)
12. Are We Electric (Kove)
13. Down (The Reflex Remix)
14. Dreams (DJ Pierre Remix)
15 Forgive & Forget (Atlas Genius Remix) – Digital only
Tracks 1 – 10 available on heavyweight double vinyl