9 Dec 2013

Strange Talk - Climbing Walls (Viceroy Remix)

Viceroy delivers. Every time. Fresh from turning 25 at the weekend, Austen Afridi (aka Viceroy) has released his final remix of the year, tackling Australian synth-pop band Strange Talk's breakout single, "Climbing Walls". Rising to fame in Australia as a consequence of the triple j Unearthed 2010 competition, the 4-piece from Melbourne are just as adept at creating their own material as they are remixing it!

The original track is absolutely brilliant, and this matches that. Viceroy's mantra is 'Summertime, All The Time', a theme witnessed in his catalogue, with his incredible 'Jet Life Remixes', alongside collaborations with Ghost Beach (While We're In Love, 2012) and French Horn Rebellion (Friday Nights, 2013). This concept is transferred perfectly to Strange Talk's hit, with a synth-filled, summer dance anthem being unveiled... from a synth-filled, summer dance anthem! Viceroy's greatest talent is the ability to squeeze a little bit more summer out of the most bright and exciting songs around, and this really shows here.

So all in all, happy days! Although I speak for all of Strange Talk's British fans when I say that they need to bloody well hurry up and release their stuff digitally in the UK! Grab a FREE download of this while you can from the link below!

And keep an eye in the coming weeks for my 2013 playlist, which will be compiled on here soon!