Tag Archive | remix

Something old, something new, something remixed, something else that doesn’t rhyme

Two rock re-edits here. One of a newer tune:

and one of an older tune:

Now I like Bon Iver. I also like Fleetwood Mac. But which is better? There’s only one way to find out…FIGHT!

 

Double whammy of bluesy/souly mashedit thingies

My sources1 tell me that there are two great little reworks of bluesy soul things floating around this week.

The Reflex brings us a fairly subtle rerub of B. B. King’s The Thrill is Gone, just adding some “hip hop bounce”:

You can pick up the full version of their Bandcamp for a buck fiddy. I have done.

Secondly, and a bit more involved, we have a mashup of Kayne Kanye’s Gold Digger and Chiddy Bang by Ray Charles. It is most definitely not rubbish:

This is from Bavaria’s own Mash Mike.

Enjoy!

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DJ Prince – a northern soul

I’ve just found out about a guy called DJ Prince. He seems to be a big deal in his native Norway but this is the first I’ve heard of him – no surprises there then. His SoundCloud has some great reworks and mashups so I’ve helped myself. It’s pretty dancefloor friendly and some of it is straight out clubcheese so have a root around and see what takes your fancy.

Thanks Mr. Prince!

Wu Tang Clan – Method Man (Crazy C’s Suthun Fried Mix)

I found this on some compilation white label thing in my collection the other day. It really is a killer remix and doesn’t appear to be listenable online so I dun ript it for yu. Just a straight remix really. The name’s a bit odd because it’s got a total West coast g-funk vibe. Whatever.

Does anyone fancy collaborating on a mystery remix?

While staying at my Dad’s for Christmas I spend many a happy hour browsing through his records for hidden classics. I’m always amazed at how I can find new (to me) records every time I go round, despite him having only about 200 pieces.

Anyway, I came across an early ‘Best Of’ of a female singer who I’d never heard of. After a little Googling it turns out she had one monster hit in ’78 but never really managed to follow it up, despite a career that continues to this day. Anyway, there was this one acapella track on her Best Of which reminded me of Florence and the Machine and would make a great remix or re-edit in the right hands. I’d probably murder it.

I’m not going to post the song because I reckon this has real legs and don’t want to throw it to the wolves. This needs the right treatment. If anyone fancies having a go then get in touch!

 

I fly in the face of your conventional hip-hop wisdom!

It’s a widely known fact that the Pete Rock remix of Public enemy’s Shut ’em Down is better than the original.

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The original has punchy, in-your-face drums, aggressive cuts, a foreboding piano riff and a dude going “hooooOOOoOOoOooOOoohhh! throughout the whole track. The remix has a trademark rock chilled horn, softer, 90s boom-bap drums and a guest verse from Pete himself that’s more lazy brag rap than socially conscious rant.

It’s as if he heard the original and thought: “Sounds a bit too harsh, I’d best mellow it out a bit.”

Why you would want to take the rough edges of a Public Enemy track is beyond me but fair play, apparently the remix was done in one day. Give me the album version any day though.

 

PSK we’re making that scream

Schooly D’s first, self-titled album was one of my first vinyl purchases ever because it had both PSK and Gucci Time. For a couple of years now I’ve had a remix idea in my head of doing a kind of horrorcore version of PSK with a beat made of horror sound effects like multi-pitched screams, creaking doors, groans, lightning for claps and stuff. The vocals on the track have a kind of spacey, otherworldly quality that take your mind away from the realist subject matter – I just think a spooky remix would do it justice it’s Hallowe’en to boot.

Alas, my remixing abilities aren’t up to much and I’ve never been able to find a clean vocal of that track. Looks like I’ll have to learn a few tricks before you get to hear this treat!

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