According to the music blog community and all my hipster friends statuses on Facebook, It looks like “Pumped Up Kicks”, one of the singles from Foster the People‘s recent debut album Torches, is 2011’s Song of the SummerTM. Sure it came out over a year ago, but these things like to take their time.
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Download: Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Who’da thought a song about a homicidal, disturbed teenager would end up sounding so light-hearted and catchy? I can’t wait to hear it soundtrack a Reebok ad. Soundcloud has over 250 “Pumped Up Kicks” remixes, most being created in the last month. Here’s the best of the best, from an eclectic bunch of talented people on the rise. Also grab the remix download by The Knocks we posted in April.
Synth-dance gold by Gigamesh:
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Download: Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix)
(Click here for Gigamesh’s version with Lupe Fiasco “Kick Push” by The Friendly Giant)
Eighties, percussion filled take by the buzzy MNDR:
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Download: Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (MNDR Remix)
Downtempo dubstep trance by Butch Clancy:
Download: Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Butch Clancy Remix)