I would say to tread lightly on such classics as this, but then I’d be a hypocrite. Many don’t believe, for good reason, that dubstep should be destroying such nostalgic tunes, but I have different beliefs.
Voodoo Farm’s tirade on “A Day in the Life” isn’t meant to do anything for the original fans of the track (I wouldn’t try to understand electro either if I was 50). But what dubstep remixes are trying to do, as well as many other types of remixes, is to bring our favorites from back in the day and turn them on to new sounds. Like it or not, it’s all for the love & appreciation of their originals, so no hatin’ on love (unless it does actually suck).
Blunt Tactics bring a twangy horn collection to one of Mos Def’s finest. Cuts are spot on and I can’t help but love listening to “Beef” with a bit of a twist. Wonder how his new music is gonna play out compared to classics like this…
DJ Soo & Tim Livingstone bring us one “Boom!” filled track with hip-hop legends mixed into a break beat, Ghetto Funk fabuloso. I don’t know about y’all, but 2012 sure as hell feels like the Ghetto Funk revival to me.
Feelin the dark, intricate viibes of Yppah’s “D. Song.” The drum patterns play well with the trippy electro-bass and those ominous female vocals (gotta have the ominous female vocals). Would work well in a Magnolia type film – you know, with deep underlying themes.
Michael Francis definitely does a decent job at covering Ginuwine’s classic seduction, “Pony,” but I gotta give it to Cito On The Beat for being… on the beat. Cito takes this 90’s classic and makes it up into today’s electro-bass, dubstyle’d scene.
Could definitely see some producer taking this to the next level dubstep, hit me up if you do ;)
David & Dave’s “Bliss,” kinda makes me sad, ironically, but in a good way – one that lets you step back and appreciate the wonder in the ethereal.
Glad we got a sax in here ’cause otherwise I don’t know where I’d classify this, Jazz is still quite iffy. But I’d love to see more like it, it’s the only way we’ll keep modern music classy.
Love when mashers take 2 vocals and substitute the words for one another. Ya know, like when someone finishes your…
The two sexay bitches known as The Jane Doze have done just that and have taken two of the most memorable vocals of 2011 and thrown it into one hell of a Houser. I do wish they would’ve kept up the momentum a little longer and maybe put in a few other likeminded samples, maybe “Somebody to Love” by Queen near the end – though, that may not have fit the overall theme.
Mucho love for these two, we don’t hear enough lady mashers on here!
Sometimes this flows oh.so.well and others it feels off like mashups tend to (at times). But what I love about it is its new feel to Fabolous & Nate Dogg. If you’re gonna mashup popular hip-hop, put something different in any way possible.
A soothing house # that takes Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” and makes it as sensual as ever. Man, I remember the “Wicked Game” music video from back in the day #90sSuave!
Big Mike sounds a hell of a like those Gutterfly boys, the Lifesavas, and I’m so damn into it. Dude is more ghetto funk than Ghetto Funk. Make sure to check out his LP, Bayou Classic – Love.Faith.Honor.Loyalty if you’re feelin this.