The increasing prevalence of the concept of ‘remix’ across a variety of facets of society, has seen an overall increase in the interaction between individual cultures themselves. One of the most easily identifiable today is within the music industry, where the traditional ideals of individual genres of music are becoming more and more faded/blurred.
Koda Kumi, a Japanese singer from Kyoto, shot to stardom following the release of her 7th single – which was then used in the video game Final Fantasy X-2. Her initially quiet and conservative image has developed significantly from as early as 2003 (3 years after the release of her first single), with Koda adopting a sexier and more provocative style. This has made her something of an icon within the Japanese pop-music scene, and as a direct result, on an international scale also – being compared to Western pop stars Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
Within recent times, Koda has gained further popularity with the annual release of her DRIVING HITS remix albums, featuring remixes of some of her most known songs.
On this year’s release, Sydney-based DJ duo Starfvckers (Kristofer Hutchison and Tom Nash) take on Koda’s track Money In My Bag. As icons of the Sydney club nightlife for over a decade, the duo now resides on the rooftop of Darling Harbour’s Home Nightclub, with their self-titled club Starfvckers. As someone who’s not a stranger to this iconic location, their remix is something that I can definitely see ‘blowing up at Church on a Saturday night’.
Check out their remix below.