References to semi-obscure Boogie Down Production tracks aside, yes, today is all about “The Remix.” You probably wouldn’t believe the amount of music backlog i discovered yesterday. By and large, we thank each and every one of you. There really was some kick ass stuff sitting in my inbox, and i look forward to listening and enjoying (and in some cases reviewing) all of it. Granted, some of it is dreck and rubbish, but we take the good with the bad, eh? Such is the exciting life of a music blogger, i suppose. And don’t worry, if your stuff was crap, your secret is safe from me. Better yet, it’s probably just that i’m not into nu-wave industrial hardcore thrash gaba death metal disco rave hip hop or whatever it was that sound you were going for there was.
While we’ve got some great full-length albums to talk about in the days to come (two or three of which are really goddamn good), i figured it would be easiest (and most fair to the artists, i think) to start with the singles and go from there.
Now that i’ve gotten that long winded meandering out of the way, let’s get back to the music.
First up, we have a remix of the Lauren Flax/Sia track, “You’ve Changed.” No, it’s not exactly the same “You’ve Changed” i mentioned a while back. This remix is of the original, not the completely new take Sia’s doing for upcoming CD, We Are Born. This remix was done by none other than DJ duo Drlkt Freddie, who have an upcoming CD of original material on the way. Because even i’m confused with the above description and i wrote it, let’s just cut to the chase and put up both the original and remix version, and you can figure it out for yourself. Obviously, the boys have clubbed it up quite a bit, adding pumping bass and looping the vocals just right.
Next, we have a little sumfin sumfin from local VA homeboy Atari Blitzkrieg. Unfortunately, his actual website (not the MySpace link i’m posting) keeps crashing my Interwebial connection, so i’m not going to point you in that direction, but said MySpace page has pretty much all you need to know, including how to pick up some more freebies AND, more importantly, where to buy stuff. Remember, kids, indie musicians need our love more than most, so dig deep and drop ducats if any of their music moves ya’. Now, Freddie practically assured getting onto LET by remixing Sia. Atari succeeded in much the same manner by remixing Flying Lotus into his own “Dramamine.” We bloggers are not hard to figure out. Of course, it certainly didn’t hurt that both remixes are tight. Atari also has an upcoming CD, The Melancholy Tales of Extraordinary Robot Avengers. You can find all his stuff at Amazon, it appears, so have at it. To further whet your appetite, he did drop us a track from that new one, so enjoy. He’s got an almost lazy mouth style of flow, all set over chilly 8-bit beats, blings, blips and pings. Good stuff, i think, though some of the lyrics are hard to hear over the instrumentation.
Now i’m off to check ye olde emailbox to see if any of you hooligans took the hint and sent me nude pictures of your ex-gfs or drugs or something. Work with me here, people.