2011 was an experimental year for music. New talent popped up out of the woodwork and established acts stepped away from the status quo, flooding the internet and airwaves with remixes, mash-ups, edits, mash-ups of remixes of edits and the occasional cover. A lot of it was bad, but some of it was really good.
One standout that always seems two steps ahead of the curve is New York City-based mash-up/remix/DJ duo The Jane Doze. Indie Shuffle is excited to exclusively premiere The Jane Doze newest track, “Kids, Set Fire To Someone That I Used To Know,” an eclectic mash-up featuring samples from Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain” and Sebastian Ingrosso’s “Kidsos.” There is also some MGMT thrown in for kicks. You’ll know it when you hear it.
Nothing about “Kids, Set Fire To Someone That I Used To Know” is ordinary, but neither is anything all that ordinary about The Jane Doze. They are breathing new life into New York’s live music scene with their bubbly, thumping dance anthems and tearing up the blogosphere with audacious, fantastic cuts like “Bullshittin on My Coffee Break (Big Sean vs. Zeds Dead)” and “We Found Darkness (Rihanna vs. Avicii).”
There’s something perpetually uplifting about listening to The Jane Doze. They know how to keep the party bumping, even in their more chilled out efforts. “Kids, Set Fire To Someone That I Used To Know” is another top shelf offering from Jen and Claire, who meticulously layer the song’s many samples, synths and rhythms in such a way that it is nearly impossible to get through all 3:23 without smiling.
Antlers up, people.