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weekend roll out: arcade fire, “sprawl II (mountains by mountains)” (soulwax remix)

30 Mar

Heyo. No time for commentary. And no need for commentary- Arcade Fire needs no introduction, and this Soulwax remix speaks for itself. Enjoy.

Roll ouuuuut.

Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II (Mountains by Mountains)” (Soulwax Remix)

weekend roll out: beyonce, “end of time” (dirty tees remix)

24 Feb

If you’ve followed the blog even casually, you’ve probably noticed I’m not lying when I call myself an equal opportunity music enthusiast–say the words, “new live Fugazi online archives,” and I come running. Say the words, “Beyonce remix competition going down on Soundcloud,” and I come running with glowsticks in hand.

Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a bunch of DJs laid the turntable smack down to remix Sasha Fierce herself on Soundcloud. Awesome.

Lucky for me, the bloggers with excellent taste over at The Chicken Donut found the best one: a Dirty Tees remix of “End of Time.” One that makes you appreciate the goddess force behind the original, but with an electro beat tailor-made for the dancefloor. Or, in this case, weekend roll out fist pumping at your desk. Do it.

ROLLLL OUT.

Beyonce, “End of Time” (Dirty Tees remix)

weekend roll out (remixed)

10 Feb

It is pretty rare that I feel smarter (instead of foggier) on the Friday morning after an All Things Gold live showcase at U Street Music Hall, but the reason is simple: unfortunately, two tickets went down the drain last night, because not even Uhall’s sound system would’ve sounded crisp to my clogged-up head. Trying not to listen to Ghost Beach and Summer Camp today due to FOMO, realized.

But, I didn’t miss the un-missable Listen Local First panel, where I fed my music nerdiness in a big way with yet another crash course in DC music history courtesy of the DC Hip-Hop History Project. Be on the lookout for the podcast and write-up posted on LLF’s blog next week.

On to the topic at hand, though: weekend roll out. I’ve had both of these tracks in mind all week. The originals are two of my favorite songs of the last ~4 months, no doubt: M83’s anthemic “Midnight City,” from their smashing 2011 album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, and Gotye’s absurdly catchy “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

Some tracks lend themselves perfectly to remixing, but sometimes, the best-of-the-best tracks stubbornly resist it- try as the DJs might, especially with Gotye’s song. It’s been remixed to death, but 99% of them don’t begin to do the original justice. And of course, only the Knocks could deliver a sold M83 cover, because they are pros in their own right. To date, these are the only remixes/covers of these tracks that are RWR approved. I’m not opposed to finding more, but right now, this is it.

Originals and remixes, for side-by-side comparison:

M83, “Midnight City”

The Knocks featuring Mandy Lee, “Midnight City (M83 Cover)”

Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Eavesdrop Drum and Bass Remix, “Somebody That I Used to Know” (speeding up the video to coincide with the doubletime DnB beats? Genius. I wish my body would paint itself in time with beats, that would be ill).

on my boombox: weekend roll out, 1.20.12

20 Jan

Alright alright alright. Another weekend looms near, and I have a lot to be stoked about today. I’m finally attending a Gold Leaf Studios party tonight. The P.Bombs (real) last show will go down at Big Bear Cafe tomorrow. I’ll return to Black Cat to see Real Estate on Sunday. Oh, not to mention that I now have tickets to BOTH M83 shows at 930 Club in May. SNIPE.

So, how about some feel good tunes, shall we? This oldie from up-and-comer Starslinger (not to be confused with the already-come-up Starfucker) always puts me in a mellow, head-bopping mood, which isn’t even necessary today because nothing can kill my buzz right now. Not even the fact that I recently realized that Sleigh Bells and Zola Jesus perform in DC on the same night, and I have tickets to both. Whatever, I’ll make it happen; Uhall and 930 Club are within easy sprinting distance from one another. ROOOLLLL OUT. 

Sister Wife (Starslinger remix), Alex Winston