First caught Beautiful Confusion’s remix of Blue Foundation’s “Eyes on Fire” on Dirty Mexican Lemonade and thought I should see if there were any other good remixes out there. There were quite a few to choose from, including one by Zeds Dead, but these two were by far my favorite.
Beautiful Confusion’s gets the gold star for this one. He blends those dreamy pop vocals from Blue Foundation’s original nicely into a dubstep tune out.
Not the biggest Katy Perry fan, but what doesn’t Coyote Kisses do right I just wish one time I could say, “no! I’m not posting this shit” (that’s what I was hoping with this). But these god damn coyote munchers do it right every damn time… even with Katy Perry, no less. My only criticism with this “Teenage Dream” remix is its length – it could’ve been built up into one hell of a rager, but right when I get my chops wet it’s all over with.
One last thing, sack it up and come out with an EP already!
Lincoln Lawyer is kinda like a newage Primal Fear with a few more twists and a happy ending we’ve grown to accept in movies nowadays (for better or worse). But I’m not here to talk about the film, as good as it was I gotta rep its well picked soundtrack.
The first track to catch my attention was Gangstarr’s “Moment of Truth”. I love when movies put in some quality hip-hop, and although there were some good tracks before this in the movie, Guru’s smooth vocals really brought me to attention – he’s got one real memorable voice. But one track, even more than Gangstarr’s, sealed the deal and made sure I featured the Lincoln Lawyer soundtrack.
Appo has redone this classic to a newage/downtempo vibe. It’s a fresh take that’s perfect for a nice warm/sunny day. My only criticism is its long intro, lasting for just around four minutes. However, the beat is still a chill & relaxing set up for Bread’s beautiful vocals.
Also had to point out how much it reminds me of something DJ Frane would sample. Make it about 5x trippier and it could (puff puff) pass.
Half way through this damn post I find out that LooseL!ps already posted it like centuries ago. I thought I was gonna be the hip/cool cat that got this out there :(
Well, I’ll post it anyway – love me some 80’s synth-pop and Boy and Bear’s vocals are mixed in nicely. I guess this is another lesson in organizing my music/being more timely with my posts. I’ll learn some day…
Smokey Robotic & Lindsay Lohan taught me an important lesson in listening to music – keep track of your shit!
I hit up the Smokobotic’s “Forever My Love” a few weeks back, thought it was a chill track, but it eventually fell into my never ending pile of music (<3). When I found out that Ms. Lohan tweeted a video of theirs, I thought- no shit. So I checked it out and it sounded familiar right away, soon after realizing it was the track I listened to […]
With any remix, incorporating the original beat is usually a good thang. Deviate as much as you want, but keeping to what made the original so great will appeal to the fans most.
In Beef Theatre’s remix of “Testify”, the track is revVed up with an electro-dance vibe and crossed over with de la Rocha’s rock-preached rhymes – yet still keeps to the original beat, making it so damn easy to rock out to. Love this rock classic electroFIED!
Going over this five part series, it’s pretty obvious that hip-hop was the kickstart into my fasciation with music. I had a lot of love and appreciation for classic rock back in the day, but never enough to do anything about it. Discovering music in the underground scene made me realize that not all good music gets promoted, and since my monetary support lacked, I thought I could help in another way.
I hope you enjoy each and every artist on here and make sure to support the ones you appreciate in any way possible. We are their future.
In a recent Futurama DVR, I caught the fourth season’s “Leela’s Homework” episode for the second time. In the closing sequence, you find out that Leela’s parents had been watching over her ever since she was a child, unbeknownst to her (she was put in an orphanage).
Check out the scene in the full article – it features the song “Baby Love Child” by Pizzicato Five. The first time I heard the song I was real humbled by how well it expressed the sentiment of Lela’s parents. I love music in television! (and movies)
Other than producing music, my dream job would be to find music – or produce it – for the screen (which I’m sure is a lot of other people’s).
WARNING – YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO “WONDERWALL” EVER AGAIN WITHOUT HEARING JOHN LENNON’S COUNTER MELODY
Daft Beatles (Jonas C) put this up when he posted his demo version of “A Day in the Wonderwall” – an Oasis // Beatles mashup – and I couldn’t agree with the quote more. Lennon’s voice goes perfectly with this tune and mixes well with Liam Gallagher’s. But as much as I enjoyed it, the track still has some kinks to work out […]