Posted: January 28th, 2009 | Author: Cody | Filed under: Remix of the Week | Tags: athsmatic kitty, imogen heap, my brightest diamond, son lux, we vs. death | Comments Off
I don’t do it often, but sometimes I actually read my e.mail. Sorry if that upsets anyone, but the ol’ inbox gets quite flooded with submissions. A while back I started listening to less and less, as they got worse and worse (not gonna mention any names). Well I had forgotton that I also receive a nice selection of fine quality tunes as well.
The guys at Asthmatic Kitty records did us a solid, and sent us some quality tracks this week, and I was in one of my open-ness moods.
For those who aren’t familiar with My Brightest Diamond, (and I’m about to compare them to another band, something I hate when people do, but I’m going to do it anyways) she sounds like Imogen Heap meets We vs. Death. But depending on your familiarity with those two artists, the metaphor may be lost on you.
I always get nervous when the remix of a song is longer by a considerable margin than the original. I usually chalk that up to being some ridiculous intro that I can’t stand; or some instrumental section that is either perfect, or complete rubbish. Well this one is going to be the latter, the instrumental section. And as for the other part of that, it’s a perfect instrumental section.
This remix builds on the intensity of the original with some great added break-beats, but the strings are what made it for me.
My Brightest Diamond – Inside a Boy (Remixed by Son Lux)
My Brightest Diamond – Inside a Boy [Original Version]
Enjoy this amazing remix, and be sure to support the artist if you enjoy it, pick up the EP on iTunes, (which has 4 remixes) for only $1.99. (iTunes Store)
Well thats it for me this wednesday, I hope your ears take the time to enjoy something different. Ω
Posted: January 23rd, 2009 | Author: Nathan | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: lenka, modest mouse | 1 Comment »
For our song of the day I thought I would introduce you all to yet another Modest Mouse cover. I am fully aware that you have probably heard more Modest Mouse covers than you care to hear, but I just can’t get enough of them. I especially love the ones like the track I bring you today, that take the harsh sounding originals, slow them down and have a soft sweet voice reinterpret them. I have really been enjoying this one and hope that you will too.
Modest Mouse – Gravity Rides Everything
Lenka – Gravity Rides Everything
Posted: January 21st, 2009 | Author: Cody | Filed under: Articles About Music, Remix of the Week | Tags: david bowie, flight of the conchords, soulwax | Comments Off
In the words of the great Bowie himself, “I Am A DJ, I Am What I Play“. I like that lyric a lot, mainly because it’s your music that you use to help establish yourself with your friends, as well as make new ones.
Well that also gets to serve as our opening lyrics to this beautiful remix of Rebel Rebel. I know that lyric is out of place, as it was released 25 years after Rebel Rebel first hit the turntables, but dang is it fun to hear looped in there.
As most of you know I’m a sucker for some Soulwax, and I couldn’t NOT (double negative) post this contagiuous explosion of Bowie magic.
Ps. for those not aware of Bowie magic, you need to watch a lot more Flight of the Conchords.
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (Soulwax Re-Edit)
Anyways, this remix is lively, and very very entertaining. Sure to make your mixtapes howl, and your ears to spurt the red wine of life. Ω