Music Remixes

Night Panther – Snudge (Spaceship Aloha Remix)

I find myself requiring music this week that sets me in a very specific time and space. I am practically begging the universe for a more refined ability to remain mind and body present at once. I would do anything to say that the next eight months are not on my mind, that my plans post graduation are all set in stone, that I have any clue as to what I’ll be doing or where in the world I’ll be. I would love to say that. The reality is that no matter how much I stress about it, no matter how much I feed into everyone else’s anxiety and neuroses about the future, it won’t change my end result. So I’m hoping for the most random and completely fell-from-the-sky outcome. I know that whatever shock it may be, something really incredible is in store, even if it seems uncomfortable at first. Whether that’s a job that requires me to fly across the country or across the world, or a trip to a country I’ve never been to before that steals my heart…or just staying put in Brooklyn and making it work. My openness is constant and quickly evolving.

It comes as no surprise that this song contains all the elements of a solid jam. It’s not too slow and keeps up with the pace of a calm but productive. Its lyrics tell a story, but Spaceship Aloha’s remix gives it a slightly edgier funk while the drums in the background combat looped vocals that don’t quit.

Pulling out your tongue
She’s gonna rip it out
And find news, find news.”

I’m always in need of more songs that tell a story, and furthermore, remixes that combat that tale. I’m all about the duality of music and life in general, the balance. Relate to this song, and perhaps reflect on your own snudges.

Night Panther – Snudge (Spaceship Aloha Remix)


Night Panther – Snudge

Self-described as sex pop and synths, Philly-based Night Panther is just starting to rev its engines. Quietly releasing two singles so far this year, the duo is soon anticipating their full length LP. Snudge, the band’s first single released earlier this year, floats smoothly along, reminiscent of a less invasive MGMT. If you’re wondering what the heck a “snudge” is, no, its not a typo. It means to be stingy or miserly.

Love is nearly cheaper than human division. 
Our love is a penny worth of beauty in a pool of unstable leeches. 
We take our time to conjure a story, 
to mark territory, continue to back our delicate messes, 
we no longer feel for others. 

The alter made the rules 
and tangled the theory 
of love and its laughter 
which was set by the creatures of insensitive beings. 
We take the pleasure in being defensive, 
to please our senses, 
forgetting our hearts 
were made for affection. 
We started a nasty fable.”

Night Panther weaves some deep thinking into the dreamy melodies. It’s refreshing to hear a chain of words that makes you lean in and listen. I spent my yesterday driving for eight hours and was pleased to discover this track as my wind-down moment of the day. I woke up in the actual “South” today still pondering the meaning of Snudge. Maybe I’ve been dreaming too deeply or Charleston, SC is altering my senses. I’m going with the flow, an easy task when soundtracked by this band.

Night Panther – Snudge