Marina and the Diamonds "Obsessions (oOoOO Remix)"
This track—originally by UK chanteuse Marina & the Diamonds, remixed here by San Francisco bedroom tunesmith oOoOO (pictured above)—was once a catchy, piano-led chamber-pop diddy, likely meant to simultaneously invoke feelings of love, happiness, and a touch of bewilderment with its thoughtful lyricism and upbeat ivory tickling. But producer Christopher Greenspan has made his version of "Obsessions" an ominous, bass-driven lament, as he managed to turn snippets of the original's upbeat piano melodies and vocal utterances into key elements of his brooding soundscape. As past oOoOO releases have already proven, Greenspan is deft with sampling the voices and sounds of soulful pop music for use in his own sad, spooky synth-pop compositions. It's an effective method, and now, he's just calling it a remix. (via Pitchfork)