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: February 4th, 2009 | Author: Cody | Filed under: Remix of the Week | Tags: digitalism, the presets | 1 Comment »
I’m crazy for remixes, we’ve established that already. I’m even crazier for remixes of The Presets. I wrote about them a few weeks ago, with the remix of This Boy’s in Love, and I had to post the other remix I picked up at the same time that gets just as much playtime on my iPod.
This song reminds me of Digitalism‘s Zdarlight much in the way that the initial synth beat kicks in. I love the lyrics to this song, and I encourage you to investigate the original of this song. I truly believe that this song is better in it’s remixed form.
As much as I’d like to elaborate on the intriquisies of The Presets, I feel as if I’m bound to start repeating myself from few weeks ago.
The Presets – Talk Like That (Jence Remix)
Enjoy, and I hope you find pleasure in making your ears cry red tears.
Posted: January 7th, 2009 | Author: Cody | Filed under: Remix of the Week | Tags: lifelike, the presets | Comments Off
So for my first remix of the new year i wanted to pick something that got me back into the groove of things. One of my favorite victims of remixes is The Presets. Their 2008 release, Apocalypso provided some great new original content to be remixed.
Their songs just have a certain….. je ne se qoui. A sound that is uniquely rock, and uniquely electronic. The lyrics always seem to evoke a strong emotion. No half-hearted emotions here, it’s 100% driven on love.
Today’s song is no exception! This Boy’s in Love is perhaps my favorite of the album. And when I found this remix this week, you can only image my excitement.
The song is energetic, full of electronic beats sure to make your heart melt. And the mastering of it is beautiful as you can hear sounds dancing back and forth between your ears when using headphones.
This song is also a perfect fit for any workout mixes you might need to spruce up for any new years resolution. Coming in a 125 bpm, it’s a great track to hit the pavement (or treadmill).
Well I hope that you get some real play out of this one, as I’m sure to.
The Presets – This Boy’s in Love (Lifelike Remix)
I hope your ears bleed over this remix. Ω