I stopped by a shoot in Los Angeles with my best bud Joakim, one half of Forever Kid, and threw a quick 10 questions his way. We chatted everything from street art to Eggo® Waffles, Kangaroo Court to who’s cute. They’ve also recut and rereleased the first remix they ever did, a classic by Whitney Houston, their way of looking back as they take the next big step. I love Whitney Houston.
Robin Thicke would have been better off had Forever Kid just produced “Give It 2 U” in the first place. Luckily, it looks like the duo were looking for just the project to keep them busy in the midst of a brutal Swedish winter. Let’s be real– the original ”Give It 2 U” missed the mark. Even the anticipated verse by my own personal Lord and savior, Kendrick Lamar, landed flat on top of the original mix’s tired, pre-blog-house-electro-sounding beat. This remix is much more fun, and Kendrick’s verse is highlighted much better as well. High kicks. Dream come true. #RefuseToGrowUp
Forever Kid are back at it again, and with each release they step it up a notch and continue to hit the mark. Every new remix is a fresh blast of cold air to the face, boldly doing whatever they want to classics that most up and comers wouldn’t dare touch, and that’s really the idea here. This remix is no exception, an artful splash of their tuned up aesthetic perfectly courting the familiar sonic stage; here’s its their signature “dream come true” overflow of retro snyths on top of Ce Ce’s powerhouse pipes. Always over the top in just the right dose, I find myself hitting the loop for a listen or ten on whatever I find in my inbox from them.
Also, got more info this week on the creation of the Forever Kid helmet and their ongoing collaboration with street legend Annie Preece on the design, to finally be built by the mau5head-maker himself.
Forever Kid are making moves. Tapped for an official remix of Capital Cities’ Kangaroo Court, these wild dudes waste no time throwing the infectious electro-pop original into high gear. As with the rest of their music, I find this tune to be addictive and endlessly re-listenable. The solos and the signature synth leads that Forever Kid are carving out make this remix a marked improvement upon the original. Kind of makes me want to kick down the door of a club and break into a synchronized dance with everyone on the dance floor in full animal costume. brb.
Forever Kid are out on the town, generally messing with Hollywood. Check out who they mess with at the end. Any vandalism of that place is pretty neat in my book. Something tells me they’ll somehow receive a sternly worded letter signed by several lawyers for that one. If you happen to be several lawyers who represent a ridiculously fraudulent cult, and would like me to pass a sternly worded letter on to Forever Kid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!
Forever Kid Fridays comes a day early today, and they’re after my own heart. In the years since the King of Pop has passed, we’ve seen plenty of hasty remixes leech their way up the blogs every August 29, his birthday. Today we have something different and special, a tasteful ode to the man and legend that was, and always will be. Forever Kid‘s signature dream-come-true styled synths reimagine these iconic riffs, bust their way through with flying kicks, and send us head first into the end, for that face-melting Van Halen solo we all know so well. They basically rocked out a 2013 pop anthem out of a 1983 pop anthem. I’m on listen #4. Rest in paradise, MJ.
Forever Kid are at it again. This week’s Forever Kid Fridays features another big remix, this time of the dance classic Can’t Get You Out of My Head, by uberbabe Kylie Minogue. Our first installment of the series saw Forever Kid’s Beegees remix quickly ascend the ranks of Hype Machine to #1, and I expect nothing less from this one. Bold, layered synthwork accents Kylie’s ethereal and eternally sexy vocals in a hugely haunting way. At first listen you’re transported to the crescendo of a mainstage set from a festival in a dreamy retro-future. And there’s a killer solo at the end. Stay tuned and #RefuseToGrowUp.
Forever Kid are up to no good. In celebration of last week’s Beegees remix quickly reaching #1 on Hype Machine, the boys flipped their helmet on to nightmode (+ a Go Pro they installed in it, of course), made a quick stop at Costco, then took off for a bit of stealthy night mission trouble. 300 rolls of toilet paper and 15 cans of shaving cream later… and hmm what’s that new sound at the end? We’ll find out next week on Forever Kid Fridays. #RefuseToGrowUp
Forever Kid is a feeling… a dream-come-true back to times when things were simple, free, and more fun. Influenced as much by the soaring solos of rock ‘n’ roll as by pounding big-room anthems, these two childhood friends from Sweden have come together to bring you Forever Kid Fridays on GDD™. We’ll have an exclusive throwback remix or original every other Friday, and it looks like some antics to be found in between. Today we have their big, crunchy remix of the Bee Gees classic, Tragedy. It’s Friday kiddos– have some fun with this one.