Thursday, July 28, 2005
last night a dj saved my life

With the internet allowing the quasi-legal (or illegal) easy access to tons of "free" mixing and recording software (hell, you can buy the stuff for a fairly reasonable price), as well as accappellas of songs that were previously only available on 12" records, with a little effort, pretty much anybody can re-tune their favourite tracks. This can, of course, lead to someone throwing an overly sped up Beyonce vocal track over some poorly arranged fruity loops, but it can also produce some of the best remixes that most people (unfortunately) will never hear (not to mention some of the best remixes that you will hear, shortly). You most likely won't hear Poj Masta thrown around with Kanye or Diplo, or even Maurice Fulton or Jacques Lu Cont... but you should be.

I could try describing some of this, but your ears are much better than my words. So without further ado, here are a few of my favourites...

Poj Masta glitches out M.I.A.'s 10 Dollar

Siik gives my second favourite single of the year the laid back treatment.

agentlovelette makes Stillettos by Crime Mob danceclubable... well, maybe if you go to really hip dance clubs.

Canada's own Cadence fucking Weapon turns Ghostface's Save Me Dear on its head. This is probably my favourite of the bunch. Look for his album to drop soon, and pick up his mixtape while you're waiting. He also has a blog.

Another Canadian (and Vancouverite to boot) and more MIA... Paul Devro redoes Bucky Done Gone. Paul D spins at Shine on Fridays, Club 686 on Thursdays, Shine on Tuesday for Grime Sessions.

And finally, one more MIA track. Don (as far as I know, it's just Don) makes Sunshowers go all 8-bit Nintendo.

Again, these are just a few of a ton of exceptional unofficial remixes floating around, if you dig around on the internet you're sure to find some more. Get Your Bootleg On is a good place to start.

now playing: Daft Punk - Robot Rock (Poj Mix)

4 Comments:

I thought I'd share this.

Remember that picture of the highland cow on my livejournal page that you said was like Ryan Adams? Apparantly you're not the only one to see the similarity. Someone else described the cows as "Scotland's home-grown 3D Bambi, the indie-boy poet of mammals - all sensitive fringe and Lady Di lids".

Like I said, I just thought I'd randomly share that.

By Anonymous Rachel, at 3:09 AM  

For the 3rd time in 7 months....

Keren Ann, Sept 4th, Media Club (maybe i'll actually make this show)

pricey at $20.75 though

By Anonymous Shea, at 1:08 AM  

Jason Collett supports Blue Rodeo Aug 30/31 in Stanley Park

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4/5 House de Racket @ the Electric Owl
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