Song Spotlight: Lykke Li x Gold Panda

Everyone, freak out. At least that’s what I did at 6AM when I saw the tweets trickle in about Gold Panda‘s remix of “Sadness is a Blessing” by Lykke Li.

via pretty much amazing


I clicked, I listened, I fawned. And now, I’m here to break my unintentional Autostraddle hiatus to share it with you.

Lykke Li – Sadness Is A Blessing (Gold Panda Remix) by Pretty Much Amazing

Gold Panda is a talented British producer whose debut album, Lucky Shiner, topped my listen of Favorite Albums of 2010. Add his organic, mellow dance touch to Swedish indie-singer Lykke Li’s ironically upbeat downer from her new album, Wounded Rhymes, and the result is one of my favorite remixes of 2011.


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Jess G.

Jess is a writer/producer with a knack for audio and online production. She grew up in California and now lives in Washington, DC, where she recently graduated from Georgetown University. Jess' jacket collection is obscenely large, and so is her music library. In her spare time, Jess enjoys riding her bike in the city, blogging, writing songs, and eating good food.

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  1. Ahah i’m going to see them both in the next weeks! This post makes me happy! I’ll think of you when i’m dancing or at least i’ll try.

  2. i saw her live last night at Shepherds BUsh and she was FANTASTIC. thanks for the remix…i was surprised she sang until we bleed (happily surprised)

  3. AWESOME! I too love gold panda and have been listening to Lyyke Li since she was mentioned in an article here on AS. This is a combination of my favorite things!

  4. thank you for giving this to me and in turn my tumblr that has been severely lame lately. I mean you can only reblog so much before you just feel like a loser.

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