Posted: September 18th, 2009 | Author: Cody | Filed under: Articles About Music, Remix of the Week | Tags: benny benassi, david bowie | Comments Off
So I’ve mentioned it before.. and I’ll mention it again.
My favorite Bowie hook, is “I am a DJ, I am what I play.”
I love it. I live it.
Well as luck would have it, Benny Benassi in his infinite wisdom has remixed the song of my musical mantra’s origin.
It lacks nearly everything the original once had, but the hook is still there… and it still pulls me in.
I hope your ears am what they play. Ω
Posted: June 11th, 2009 | Author: Cody | Filed under: IHYEB News, Limited Series, Remix of the Week | Tags: amanda blank, david bowie, lifelike, news, remix, santigold, soulwax, the presets | 5 Comments »
It’s been a solid NINE days since any of our unpaid staff writers added a single word to this beautiful hunk of internet. Our thoughts?
I’m sure you were very scared for us, thinking that maybe the man finally took us down, or that maybe one of the staff died, but I assure you that things are very much okay with at least 75% of the staff (I haven’t really been in contact with Brady lately… sure hope he’s doing okay). So what gives then? Well, IHYEB is a fun project rather than a pay project for 1000% of all the staff here (infact we’ve only lost money on this site because hosting costs some serious green).
But I wanted to make a formal apology, as most of us are adapting to our new summer schedules.
In other very-related news….
My pride and joy, the Remix Wednesday column is now officially ONE YEAR OLD! To celebrate this momentous minor achievement, I’m going to start calling it the Remix of the Week, but will still be shortening it RW.
And just because it wouldn’t be IHYEB if I didn’t have some music in this, and it’s techiniquely still thursday, I give you:
My Three Favorite Remix Wednesday Remixes
1. Santigold – I’m a Lady (Diplo mix ft. Amanda Blank)
I could elaborate for ages on how much this song just always gets me. I always feel weird declaring this song (the original included) to be my favorite Santigold song, because…. I’m not a lady.
2. David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (Soulwax Re-Edit)
“I am a dj, I am what I play.” What a brilliant tag to put at the beginning of a remix. Soulwax proves their worth in gold with this solid track. BTW, that tag is snatched from a ’79 Bowie album…. and it’s in much better company inside that song than in D.J.’s music video.
3. The Presets – This Boy’s in Love (Lifelike Remix)
Perfection audialized? I love this remix so much, and it’s play count in my iTunes library proves it. Just listen to it and see if you don’t fall in love, much like the protagonist in the song.
OKAY! I think we’re square now. I’ll be back next week for another remix, and I hope I’ve given you enough homework to make your ears bleed. Ω
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