As the holidays near, i’m starting to wonder what I’m thankful for. The first thought is definately remixes. And if I’ve learned anything over the last few months, you can’t be thankful for remixes without Soulwax.
One of my favorite remix outfits, Soulwax hasn’t spread themselves too thin. Sometimes operating under different names, such as Too Many DJ’s, and other unknown aliases, the guy’s aren’t afraid to make some noise.
Familiar with the phrase, “If you’re not pissing someone off, you’re not trying hard enough?” Well these guys surely are, taking plenty of songs that most people would soundly think do NOT need remixing, and here we are gathered to talk about one such instance.
I love the Beatles. A lot of people love the Beatles, and apparentyly the guys @ Soulwax do too. Their remix of Eleanor Rigby shows some real love to the original version.
A few small notes I took when I first “tasted” the song:
- works with the original flow of the song
- keeps some of the stereo effects of the original piece
- very electronic sounding
- about the same length as the original song
Note: If you perfectly overlay the two songs…. it’s amazing.
Well with that I’ll leave you this remix, and have a happy & safe thanksgiving!
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Soulwax Remix) (removed 2/13/09)