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