Alt-pop queen Theia releases 99% Angel remix pack featuring electronic heavyweights
Theia’s critically acclaimed mixtape 99% ANGEL has been given a makeover by some of the most exciting names in the electronic world/
The alt-pop artist from New Zealand released the four-track mixtape in May, receiving rave reviews from the likes of Billboard Magazine, which described Theia as “one of the most exciting pop voices to emerge from New Zealand in the last five years.”
Theia will now drop remixes of each of the tracks starting with ‘Kitty Kat’, which was released on July 10.
The futuristic bop is reworked by LA-based producer and artist Gurldoll. Theia’s distinct ethereal vocals, and trademark heavy bass remain intact. But blended with Gurldoll’s bedroom production of lo-fi trap and catchy cyber pop, ‘Kitty Kat’ is taken to new places.
A ‘Frat Boyz’ remix by the legendary Magik J will follow on July 24. UK-born, NZ-based, Magik J is a re-owned house DJ and producer with some 50 international releases to his name, including remixes for Kimbra and The Naked And Famous.
The mixtape’s title track, ‘99% Angel’ is given a new twist by Sydney-based Oh Boy, with the remix dropping on August 7. A triple J Unearthed favourite, Oh Boy is one of Australia’s most sought-after rising producers. He’s collaborated with Cub Sport, Golden Vessel, Mallrat and Ninjirachi and is known for his signature glistening pop songs.
Rounding off the remix roll-out is rising Australian star Banoffee and her take on ‘Celebrity’, which is out on August 21. The Melbourne-born, LA-based singer-songwriter and producer has toured with Taylor Swift and Charlie XCX and represents the new wave of mutant pop ubbling up from the queer club underground.
Each of the four electronic heavyweights bring their own unique flair to the songs and offer fans a new take on the mixtape, which has proved a winner on the underground alt-pop scene, with Theia spending much of her lockdown playing cyber shows for big-named clubs such as New York-based Really Like To Party and LA-based Subculture.
“Bad ass attitude that doesn’t f around” – triple J
“Her new mixtape is a sweltering collage of neon mixes, delectable hooks, and gut punching bass. But, if you listen closely, you’re thrust into a movement [of] weaponizing club music and re-defining a genre” – Pure Nowhere.
“Her brash unapologetic brand of pop instantly grabs you and refuses to let go, with her brat pop themed vocals and addictive melodies disguising her poignant lyrical messages” – A1234
Theia has opened for acts such as Sia, Charli XCX, Tones and I, Portugal. The Man, LEON, and Mika. She has also played at many of NZ’s biggest festivals and earlier this year she headlined the Heaps Gay party at Sydney Mardi Gras alongside Dorian Electra.