Sure, we usually run What’s This, A Party? (word to Jeanette Lapaix) on Saturdays, but we have gathered up a bunch of remixes lately (some from Polaris short-listers…topical!), and the Ack and I have to get mangled at softball tonight, so there’s zero chance I’d have a post done for the AM. So what’s wrong with getting your weekend started with some Canadian-related remixes? Can’t hurt I say.

 

Speaking of weekends, everybody’s working for The Weeknd (sorry!), or rather, talking about the mysterious, spacey, loft-party-loving R&B outfit, now that they’ve made it onto the 2011 Polaris shortlist with their album/mixtape House Of Balloons. So, regardless of your feelings on The Weeknd and their shortlist inclusion (the Ack summed up our thoughts on them pretty well yesterday I’d say), you can still enjoy some Weeknd remixes this weekend.

 

Fellow 2011 shortlisters Austra have a new remix record out soon called Sparkle, and if you were at all into Feel It Break, you’ll likely want to grab this. Lucky for you, there’s a taste below with the MNDR Nighttime Remix of Spellwork.

 

How about some random goodness to wrap things up? I’ll freely admit I have yet to get into Lil B and the whole Based thing (which is a thing right? I don’t know what it is, I’m more a Free Base Institute kind of guy), but Halifax’s Ryan Hemsworth has remixed a couple Lil B jams, and I enjoy them, so I’m puttin’ ‘em up. Enjoy!

 

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MP3:: The Weeknd - Wicked Games (Sugarpill’s Slippery Souldbass Remix)

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MP3:: The Weeknd - What You Need (ChrisB Remix)
Web:: the-weeknd.com

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MP3:: Austra - Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix)
Web:: www.austramusic.com

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MP3:: Lil B - Motivation (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

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MP3:: Lil B - I’m God (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Web:: ryanhemsworth.bandcamp.com