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Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' Remix Premiere: Listen To The Full Remix EP
Check out the premiere of the Punk Party Remix of "Boom Clap," as well as the remix EP in full.
Following her success as a featured artist on Icona Pop's "I Love It" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," U.K. songwriting phenom Charli XCX has a solo hit on her hands with "Boom Clap," the fizzy single released from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack. Charli has been issuing a steady stream of remixes of "Boom Clap" over the past few weeks, and Billboard has a new one to debut, as well as the full collection of five remixes that you can stream now.
Listen to the premiere of the Punk Party Remix of Charli XCX's "Boom Clap," and the full remix EP, below:
On the current Hot 100 chart, "Boom Clap" reaches a new peak at No. 14, making the single Charli XCX's biggest hit as a lead artist to date ("Fancy," which spent seven weeks atop the chart, holds at No. 2 this week). Meanwhile, the "Boom Clap" remixes have been heating up the Internet: the ASTR remix, for instance, has earned 124,000 plays on Soundcloud since being unveiled earlier this month.
"The first time I hung with ASTR was at a club in New York where there was a man on stage who removed his arms," Charli XCX recalls. "I was tripping out and it was beginning to feel like a 'Twin Peaks' experience and it all got kind of weird. A week later they sent me the remix. I liked it."
The Punk Party remix comes from the California-based duo of Keith Varon and Nick John, who have issued remixes of songs by Tegan and Sara and Atlas Genius, among others. Their take on "Boom Clap" offers a shimmering new version of Charli XCX's single, with the syllables elongated and rhythms dissected to create a trippy dance cut.
"Boom Clap" will presumably appear on Charli XCX's sophomore album, due out before the end of 2014. Until then, catch the singer-songwriter on the road at the dates below:
September 26th - Orlando, FL (The Social)
September 27th - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)
September 29th - Jacksonville Beach, FL (Freebird Live)
September 30th - Charlotte, NC (Amos Southend)
October 2nd - Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
October 3rd - Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of the Living Arts)
October 4th - Boston, MA (Royale Boston)
October 7th - New York, NY (Webster Hall)
October 9th - Montreal, QC (Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre)
October 10th - Toronto, ON (The Hoxton)
October 11th - Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
October 13th - Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall)
October 14th - St. Louis, MO (The Ready Room)
October 16th - Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s Downstairs)
October 17th - Austin, TX (Emo’s)
October 18th - Dallas, TX (Trees)
October 20th - Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
October 21st - San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
October 24th - Los Angeles, CA (Mayan Theatre)
October 25th - San Francisco, CA (Slim’s)