We were part of the crowd that became shamelessly addicted to Saint Pepsi's edit of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" when it dropped earlier this year. But don't judge us until you've given it a chance. In a far cry from the original's bubblegum sound, Saint Pepsi takes a screwed, slowed approach that renders the song melancholic, almost poignant. Long Island native Ryan DeRobertis' music is filed under genres like lo-fi, trillwave, chillwave, vaporwave — anything ending with "-wave." But it's no surprise once you understand his inspirations; his love of 80s New Wave can be heard within his resounding synthwork, reverbs, and delays, and in the polished nature of his production. Now based out of Boston, Saint Pepsi has steadily been releasing music both independently and under labels like KEATS//COLLECTIVE and S.O.U.L. Records since last year. His latest effort, "Burn," an R&B number featuring samples from Ray J, premiered on Stereogum in October.
Saint Pepsi's "Call Me Maybe" edit appears in his mix, alongside tracks from Lil Sad, Metome, Wet, and Shy Girls.
Justin Bieber Hold Tight
Saint Pepsi We Belong Together
Shy Girls Voyeur's Gaze
Bo En Miss You
Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe (Saint Pepsi Edit)
Lil Sad U Make Me
Dreams Platinum Love
Saint Pepsi Another Guy
Metome Rain Comes from Clouds
Saint Pepsi Reflektor
Prefab Sprout Appetite
Montreal producer and DJ, CFCF offers a synth-heavy blend of acoustic instrumental samples and down-tempo progressions, combining tribal percussions with his signature ethereal sound. The emotive mix features subtle, classic hip-hop instrumentals from American producer, DJ Shadow, as well as exclusive edits made from unlikely pairings of Yoko Ono with Tangerine Dream and Nicolas Makelberge with Deep Forest.
Montreal-native Michael Silver's unofficial remixes set his careen in motion, with his first commercial production, You Hear Colours released in 2008 under Acéphale Records, the acclaimed label home to electronic acts How to Dress Well, Elite Gymnastics and Korallreven. CFCF's first full length album, Continent, was released in 2009 with Toronto-based independent label, Paper Bag Records, solidifying his atmospheric sound and unique, eclectic infusion of subtle piano riffs. His latest EP, Exercises, is a quiet, minimalist interpretation of beatless electronica.
Kawai Kenji Unnatural City
DJ Shadow Hindsight
David Sylvian Awakening (Songs From The Treetops)
Blondes Pleasure (Andy Stott Remix)
Nicolas Makelberge/Deep Forest Invasion/Sweet Lullaby
Tangerine Dream/Yoko Ono Mother of Tears
The KLF 3 AM Eternal (Blue Danube Orbital Mix)
Elite Gymnastics h e r e i n h e a v e n 6 (Anime Skyscraper Remix)
Korallreven The Truest Fade (CFCF 2012 Remix)
Octo Octa/Moby Memory Hive
Kuedo/YMO/Harmonizer/Jokers of the Scene/Babe Rainbow/Tricky Truth Flood Suite
Sun Araw Crete
Robert Fripp Water Music II
Peter Gabriel Here Comes the Flood