Flavorwire Premiere: CSS Remixes Oh Land’s “Head Up High” Into a Sinister Club Hit


As the Copenhagen-born, Brooklyn-based electropop singer, songwriter, and producer known as Oh Land, Nanna Øland Fabricius has quite the knack for low-key bangers. A single off Oh Land’s otherworldly fourth album, 2014’s Earth Sick, “Head Up High” was already a percussion-powered nugget of dreamy empowerment pop before Brazilian dance-punks CSS got their depraved hands on it for a remix that channels Soft Cell and New Order. Flavorwire is pleased to premiere this take on “Head Up High” below.

As Fabricius points out in an email to Flavorwire, CSS’s take “is more club and minimal, and almost brings out something ’80s in the track.” It’s just one of six wide-ranging remixes of the track that she’s releasing on February 17. Other remixers include MS MR, Penguin Prison, and Lauren Flax.

“I always find it fun to hear what other artists might do with my music,” Fabricius says of her inspiration. “So, I asked a couple of artists that I really admire, and I happened to love what came out of it so I think the world should hear it.”