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Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl (Power Metal Remix)”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Random with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 by Ryan Buege

I’m not even going to say one word about this one, except quote Vince over at MetalSucks by saying “stick with it until the ripping Mercenary-style guitar and keyboard solos”.

Enjoy.

MP3 DOWNLOAD: Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl (Andy Xiong Power Metal Remix)”

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The Juan Maclean remix “No You Girls” for the awesome new Franz Ferdinand album

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , on Monday, June 8, 2009 by Erik Burg

Though Tonight: Franz Ferdinand was as mediocre as album releases get, and despite my high hopes for it, there were certain songs that still made me tap my toe. Namely “No You Girls”.  You know, the one on the iPod commercial. Anyway, Franz Ferdinand was apparently just as unhappy with the album as I was, so they gave it another try…

Tonight Franz———–>   Blood Franz

Blood: Franz Ferdinand is a track-by-track dubbed-up, electro-exploding remix of Tonight: The album was redone by the band themselves, but there were a few extra cracks at “No You Girls”. There was a Blood: version, now called “Katherine Hit Me”, but in addition to that The Juan Maclean, Vince Clarke, and Trentmoller also remixed the already dance floor single. I’ll of course be hyping up all 8 and a half minutes of the Juan Maclean mix, but the original that Franz did is actually just as stellar. 

The Juan version though is a sprawling reverb heaven. With thousands of vocal over-and-overs, and synthesizers that build to more space themed synths, the track feels at home in the ever growing DFA catalogue. The vocals are right in line with Juan’s material lately, the hap-hazardly-hearted themes, the laughable heartbreak, and so on. The music construction of the song, the Juan production, is simply amazing. It builds, it fades, it blasts. The perfect formula for a remix, a trick that’s usually missed my most remixes. Instead of just trading in the essence of “No You Girls” for Justice-esque noise, The Juan instead carefully edits, manipulates and reconstructs an already fun single into an epic post-disco masterpiece. Bask in it’s greatness people. Or just passively listen, either will work. Enjoy!

Franz Ferdinand – “No You Girls (The Juan Maclean Remix)”

Daft Punk Gets Remixed After All

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on Friday, May 15, 2009 by Erik Burg

      Sure the French Duo have been remixed dozens of times already, but Daft Punk have never got a complete remix treatment like this. And it comes courtesy of the entire blogosphere as well. 

      On May 20th the entire 2005 Human After All album will be remixed and released to the public. Each track will be edited by a different artist, and the artist chosen for each track is at the hands of a different blog. You can check the track list at the bottom for complete details on each selected blog. I’m excited to see five or six different blogs that I read on a daily basis featured for this album, I know that they all have great taste, so hopefully their selection for remixes are just as great as their daily work. 

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      Not to many other details to report on the matter. Just look for the full release for free on the 20th on any of the sites listed below. I’ve grabbed a couple of my favorite Daft Punk remixes and slammed them below as well. Enjoy and keep your eyes peeled!

Remix After All track list:

01 Human After All (chosen by Disco Demons)
02 The Prime Time Of Your Life (chosen by Data Sapiens)
03 Robot Rock (chosen by The Cold Cut)
04 Steam Machine (chosen by Cream Team)
05 Make Love (chosen by Sheena Beaston)
06 The Brainwasher (chosen by Danger! Danger!)
07 On/Off (chosen by The Lemur Blog)
08 Television Rules The Nation (chosen by Noise Porn)
09 Technologic (chosen by Pretty Much Amazing)
10 Emotion (chosen by Binary)

Daft Punk – “Human After All” (We Are Happy Plants Remix)

Daft Punk – “Phoenix” (Basement Jaxx Remix)

Steve Aoki Gives N.A.S.A. the Remix Treatment on “Gifted”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , on Thursday, May 7, 2009 by Erik Burg

      N.A.S.A‘s more than audacious project of an album Spirt of Apollo has been polarizing to this point. It’s not quite a hip-hop album, it’s not quite the electro album it tries to be at points either. 

      Here is where doctor Steve Aoki steps in to cure the problem. Taking what is arguably the album’s best track “Gifted” featuring Kanye West, Santogold, and Lykke Li, Aoki gives the song a strong does of banging electro medicine. Turning many of the choruses into mashed-up tweaked-out bass-ladened masterpieces, Aoki delivers once again. I’ve heard endless amounts of Aoki production, mixes, and remixes already, but I have to say that this might be his strongest to date. 

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      Aoki is able to make “Gifted” sound like it was always this dirty European techno track, going back and listening to the original is almost a let down knowing that it never reaches the peak that Aoki takes it to in this remix. If you enjoy anything in this line of work, it’s worth checking out for sure. Enjoy!

N.A.S.A.- Gifted (Feat. Kanye West, Santogold, Lykke Li) Steve Aoki Remix

Yeah Yeah Yeahs + Bass + Glitches = all this stuff

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by Erik Burg

So the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new album It’s Blitz! finally hit shelves this week. Everybody and their mother has already heard it. Everybodyzero1 and their brother already loves it. It’s first official single, ‘Zero.’ has gotten more than its fair share of remixes too. The original is great though, so a few of these kind of disappoint me though, I have to say. But let’s get started:

‘Zero’ Disco Weirdos Re-Edit. The longest of any of the remixes featured on here, Disco Weirdos have seemingly found the key to a good remix of the track. Plenty of bass, but unlike the other mixes I’ll get to, these bumps are timed great. Booming to the cry of “Zero,” the bass adds a great kick when at first it seemed destine to just be like any other remix of any other track ever. The last half of the track adds another layer of high pitched synth over-lay that adds a lot of excitement to the song as well. What comes of all this is the perfect club single, it kind of gives of a little bit of a ’90s feel too it at the end too, but I love it. 

‘Zero’ MSTRKRFT Remix. As much of a fan as I am of MSTRKRFT, I have to say this right away: “Come on guys.” Not only was your new album a huge let down, but now this?! What Disco Weirdos did right, these guys did wrong, too much bass right from the first line. The all treble and echoing breakdown in the middle is nice, but seriously, it takes a lot more than deep hits to keep anybody interested. Sorry, but feel free to pass on this one.

‘Zero’ N.A.S.A. Remix. Again, a highly touted group that I was overly excited to hear make a run at this track, but the result… pretty boring. It’s sort of the middle ground between the first two mixes, it has the treble breakdown with glitchy and skipping vocals, but with little bass when it maybe should have more. In the end, it’s hard to tell this one apart from what MSTRKRFT brought to the party, making their effort seem all the more average. 

‘Zero’ Erol Alkan Remix Preview. First off, this is only a minute long preview, and the full length isn’t quite out yet, so with a grain of salt I suppose. I’ve gotta imagine this edit is going to run a pretty long length too, because in the 1:10 preview there is about a one word vocal sample. I like what what I hear though, It’s a bit more house-y too, and feels massive compared to the other tracks. “Shellshock” is the one word we hear from Karen O, and then Erol slaps you over the face with all the bass. It’s silly how good this mix could be, so get excited.

Oh yeah, and did I mention THIS is happening. Be excited people, be very excited.

P.Y.T.s get on the floor

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , on Saturday, March 28, 2009 by Erik Burg

So I stumbled upon this guy tonight. Kind of  REALLY makes me smile. I’ve got a soft spot in my hear for Michael Jackson, so anytime this guy gets a remix or something of the sort I usually check it out. This edit of the demo version of P.Y.T. is one of the finer and more well done mixes I’ve heard of the King of Pop. It feels a lot more laid back than the original, almost like some sort of Larry Levan edit. Either way it’s awesome, and I’m glad I found it. Hope you feel the same way, Enjoy!

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Michael Jackson – “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” U-Tern Edit

Illinoise Gets a Little More Noize

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , , , on Thursday, March 12, 2009 by Erik Burg

album-coverIt’s always amazed me that Sufjan Stevens doesn’t get more play in the remix scene. His multi-instrumental masterpieces would act as the perfect backdrop in various mash-ups and mixtapes, but alas, there aren’t many other people out there with the same opinion. So when I came across this mix I was quite interested. Pitting Sufjan’s Illinoise against some of Hip-Hop’s finest, Tor presents fans like myself with a nice twist on an old favorite. It’s a hard sell as an entire album, but listening to one track here or there is a delight. So check it out and see what you think, you can download it all for free below. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD: Tor // Sufjan Stevens – Illinoize

  • Tor / Sufjan Stevens – Star of Wonder / None Shall Pass (f. Aesop Rock)
  • Tor / Sufjan Stevens – Dumb I Sound / ATLiens (f. Outkast)
  • Tor / Sufjan Stevens – John Wayne Gacy Jr. / Specialize (f. Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
  • Tor / Sufjan Stevens – The Tallest Man / I Like It (f. Grand Puba)
  • Tor / Sufjan Stevens – Kill / Any Type of Way (f. Big Daddy Kane & DJ Premier)
  • Tor / Sufjan Stevens – Night Zombies / Talkin’ My Shit (f. Brother Ali)
  • Tor / Sufjan Stevens – The Dress Looks Nice On You / Make You Feel That Way (f. Gift Of Gab)