Remix Wednesday: Dare (DFA Remix)

Posted: August 20th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: , | 4 Comments »

So I’ve done a remix by DFA before, and it went over pretty well. They have a way of breaking apart a song, and bringing it down to it’s most basic nature, then rebuilding it back to its original form one piece at a time (more like one minute at a time). DFA are known for some really lengthy remixes. Ten minutes into the mix, I forgot I was still listening to it. It does that to you; it shatters the perception of what a song is supposed to be. And I like it, I like it a lot. The remix itself is mediocre at best, not one of my favorites. But the remixers, do it in a way that evokes emotion, and inspires curiosity. I’m writing this at one a.m., and I’ve had more than my share of daylight and energy drinks today. I’d like to think it’s not the sleep talking, and that I really did have this crazy emotional ride that is the Dare (DFA Remix). I thoroughly recommend the remix a million times over. Not because I like it, but because it evokes ideas. Ideas that are more than worth embracing; ideas worth stealing. Ideas worth plagiarizing and calling your own. Ideas that inspire you to look around differently, if only for a few minutes.

Gorillaz – Dare (DFA Remix) (removed 2/13/09)

I hope your ears are the gateway to your soul. Ω

4 Comments on “Remix Wednesday: Dare (DFA Remix)”

  1. 1 Nick said at 11:32 am on August 20th, 2008:

    Cody, you’re missing completely why this remix is skyscrapingly awesome by saying it’s mediocre at best. It drops, it rocks, it struts, dubs out and funks up big time. Geez, what else makes a classic track for you?!

  2. 2 stef said at 9:22 am on August 23rd, 2008:

    i agree with what you say about dfa mixes. you can almost loose track of time listening to them.
    theres a remix of a juan maclean track that blows me away everytime. i cant remember what its called but ill dig it out sometime. (records are in storage)
    i came on this thing to ask if anyone knew how i could get the soundtrack to the olypics on the bbc? its gorillaz apparently but i cant find it anywhere..

  3. 3 Cody said at 12:13 pm on August 23rd, 2008:

    stef, I think i found what you’re talking about

    the Olympic theme for the BBC was composed by two of the guys from the gorillaz. it also had an accompanying animated short, which coincides with a new animated opera using this same style of music that will be released soon called Journey to the West.

    The BBC is offering a free download for the next seven days of the song, ONLY TO THE UK.

    You can find out more info about the Journey to the West at their myspace:
    or at:

    peace Ω

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