In an interview Thom Yorke discussed Radiohead’s upcoming remix album TKOL RMX 1234567 and how he feels about the proliferation of remix culture.
“I was really curious to see how the people I was listening to so much would use what we gave them. I didn’t just want floor fillers and all that shit, I just wanted to see how the songs could really branch out and mutate.
I love that there is such a culture of remixing at the moment, all this flow of ideas. It may come outta the club scene but to me there is a lot more to it than that.
I think it appeals to us as a band at the moment that ideas and versions are not so fixed and set in stone, it feels kind of healthy for music.”
Some samples off the album via spin
King of Limbs was a mediocre album (by Radiohead standards, at least). Since its release, though, each song has been repeatedly mixed and molded into something new. Most of these tracks — thankfully — can’t seem to shake the embedded soul of Radiohead. It’s as if they made the album for this purpose.
Here’s one said remix from the German electro group, Modeselektor.