Pocket (musician)

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Pocket
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Electronic, indie rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels 24 Hour Service Station, Tirk Records
Associated acts Burnside Project
Website Official website
Members Richard Jankovich

Pocket is the remixer/producer alias for Richard Jankovich, singer and producer for Burnside Project. Since 2005, he has released many "pocket mixes" for artists like Joanna Newsom, Beck, Kristin Hersh, Antony and The Johnsons, Radiohead, Cat Power, Of Montreal and others.

Biography[edit]

Pocket released his first remix in 2005 to critical blog acclaim.[1] Many of his subsequent remixes have received positive critical reviews from websites such as Stereogum,[2] Pitchfork[3] and Pampelmoose.[4]

In 2007, Pocket's remix for Radiohead's cover of Björk's "Unravel" was nominated for the 2007 Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll by Will Hermes.[5]

In 2009, Pocket began releasing a series of singles featuring guest singers like Robyn Hitchcock, Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Danny Seim (Menomena) and Mark Burgess (The Chameleons). In an interview with Zaptown Magazine, Pocket revealed that the collection of singles was made from a "dream list of all the people he wanted to collaborate with" and that the project took over three years to complete.[6] Each single was released with a B-side and three remixes of the A-side. Remixers included Styrofoam, Justus Köhncke, Mux Mool and G.D. Luxxe. In 2012, these singles were collected on an album, All of This Happened, released on Tirk Records.[7]

Pocket admits the name was bestowed upon him by Brooklyn Vegan when the blog posted his Joanna Newsom "Bridges and Balloons (Pocket Mix)" and referred to him directly as Pocket.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • "Bridges and Balloons (Pocket Mix)" - Joanna Newsom (2005)
  • "My Lady Story (Pocket Mix)" - Antony and The Johnsons (2005)
  • "Hate (Pocket Mix)" - Cat Power (2006)
  • "How Lester Lost His Wife (Pocket Mix)" - Of Montreal (2006)
  • "Marfa Lights (Pocket Mix)" - Dirty on Purpose (2006)
  • "Ana (Pocket Mix)" - Vieux Farka Toure (2007)
  • "Cherries in the Snow (Pocket Mix)" - Elk City (2007)
  • "Elephants Meandering (Sal P and Dennis + Pocket Mix)" - Tussle (2007)
  • "Unravel (Pocket Mix)" - Radiohead (2007)
  • "Lost My Taste (Pocket Mix)" - Mendoza Line (2008)
  • "Slippershell (Pocket Mix)" - Kristin Hersh (2008)
  • "Gamma Ray (Pocket Mix)" - Beck (2008)
  • "We're Here to Save the Day (Pocket Mix)" - The Constellations featuring Asher Roth (2009)
  • "Your Friends (Pocket Mix)" - Faux Hoax (2009)
  • "Blood Pressurize (Pocket Mix)" - RemoteTreeChildren (2009)
  • "My Beautiful Girl (Tokyo) (Pocket Mix)" - XO (2009)
  • "Chasing Rainbows (Pocket Mix)" - A Secret Life (2009)
  • "Nine O'Clock in France (Pocket vs. Ray Ketchem Mix)" - Elk City (2010)

Compilation Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Perfect Joanna Newsom Remix". Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  2. ^ "New Cat Power Remix ". Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  3. ^ "New Beck Pocket Mix". Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  4. ^ "Two musicians in Portland working together". Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "Village Voice Pazz and Jop nomination." Retrieved April 28, 2009
  6. ^ "Pocket - Refining The Art Of Collaboration". Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  7. ^ "New LP Announcement". Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  8. ^ "Evil Monito Interview". Retrieved April 28, 2009

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