I like to take a hip hop song like Hot In Herre by Nelly and make it a bassy electronic vocal track. This is what Tiga has done with Hot In Herre. I really was not into the original by Nelly until I heard the Tiga version so then I started listening to the Nelly version I started liking it.
Tiga has hired Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters to do the vocals on this track and I think it’s quite perfect. Check out the really creepy video with the string dolls of the song. It’s fun but very creepy to me. Remember chuckie?
Anyway what do you think of the two versions? What do you like and not like about them?
Zombie Nation have done such a great job remixing the classic Divine hi-nrg song Native Love (Step By Step). If you remember – the song that put Zombie Nation on the map is called Zombie Nation. A real fun track that I still listen to. Pretty high in energy and it’s big on the dirty electro sound before electro got really big.
We’ll Native Love (Step By Step) is a true Divine classic – it sounds a litlle bit dated by now but hey it’s still cool and would get you grooving. It’s got the very signature 80′s hi-nrg sound electronic sound by Bobby O which you can even hear Bobby O’s voice on the chorus. Bobby O produced several of Divine’s tracks but this has to be one the better ones. Bigger tracks that Bobby O is known for are West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys and JukeBox (Don’t put another Dime) by The Flirts.
So check these two version and let me know what you think. They are quite different.
The remix is off of the International Deejay Gigolo’s Volume 6 release pictured above.
Check out the video on YouTube as well. Seems like someones found footage cut up but still fun to see Divine.
Check this out … Scream Club haven taken the classic new wave synth pop track Smalltown Boy by Bronksi Beat and sampled it as the background of their electro, hip hop rap dance tracks Life Of A Heartbreaker. The indie band
It actually works quite nicely here. The chick rapping is fast enough and it’s a great touch for the sped up fast paced casio synth sounding Bronski Beat sample. You think?
The rest of the album is lesbian themed electro rap which also includes guest vocals by Peaches among others but Life Of A Heartbreaker (Featuring Electrosexual) is the stand out cut for me as it contains one of my favorite synth pop tracks from the 80s.
Here’s a great remix from almost 10 years ago (boy time flies!) by way of Grooverider – the jazzy drum and bass maestro known for his release Mysteries Of Funk from 1998. He’s taken the classic indie, Manchester or shall we say Madchester sound song Fools Gold from 1989 and made it a faster, club friendlier track. Fools Gold in it’s original form is already an indie dance classic along with tracks like Loaded and Come Together by Primal Scream and Step On and Bob’s Yer Uncle by Happy Mondays.
Fools Gold was the stand out upbeat track from the The Stone Roses – they are known for I Want To Be Adored but Fools Gold was the big, extra long dance cut off of the mostly indie, modern rock acts releases from the late 80s.
This remix is proof that remixing music is an art form and Grooverider has taken a classic modern rock track and elevated it to a brand new electronic, drum and bass level.
This remix is from the great series of mostly hip hop tracks called Old School Vs. New School which also included remixes of tracks by such artists as A Tribe Called Quest, Whodini and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Check them out and let me know what you think. Feel free to comment.
I love Diga Diga Doo by The Mills Brothers in it’s original form but when I heard it on G-Swing’s Swing For Modern Clubbers CD I couldn’t get quite enough of it. It’s been beefed up and sped up quite nicely and it’s perfect for any club that wants to throw in some swing style dance beats in their mix. It’s also perfect for listening to while in a car or on your iPod at home. The vocals are still the same as this is just a remix but the credits on the Swing For Modern Clubbers CD says DJ Brame. I don’t know much about DJ Brame but this remake is quite nice.
The rest of the Swing For Modern Clubbers CD is quite nice too. There are some really great cuts on the disc including a vocal track by Rossy Depalma. Check out the tracklist below. There are remixes by Lindstrom on the disc as well.
Here’s the track list for the entire disc.
1. Sing Sing Sing
2. Ring Dem Bells
3. Busy Line
4. I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
5. Don’t Be That Way
7. Run Joe
8. Diga Diga Doo
9. Goin’ Nuts
10. Figs And Dates
11. Twenty Long Years
12. Promised Land
If you question why old time music should be remixed I say because it’s a great art and we should do more of it. I love albums like this and more and more remixes should be done of well known tracks from yesteryear. Let’s remix everything, right?
Check the two version of Diga Diga Doo and let me know what you think. Also check out the promo video for the Swing For Modern Clubbers album.
Here’s a great update to a rather boring release from Dannii Minogue. I Begin To Wonder, off of Minogue’s Neon Nights release is a little on the flat side if you know what I mean. It’s ok but it just never grabbed me. So it’s one of the dismissmasible cuts off of Neon Nights.
Of course You Spin Me Round Like A Record is a classic top pop hit from the 80s by Dead Or Alive and the two tracks together have mashed into a great club track.
This is perfect and a great mash up and it really deserves countless plays. I still play it as I love the original by Dead Or Alive but this version adds a breath of fresh air to the song. Mash ups are usually not my favorite types of updates but this really is perfect.
I think out of all of Dannii Minogues tracks this is my favorite. It’s fun, upbeat and gets you going. Check it out and let me know what you think of the three different versions. Do you like the mash up?
Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body is a fun disco inspired pop track and was a huge hit for him. But when Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra remade it they changed the sound and made it mostly instrumental. It still sounds like Rock Your Body but now they’ve added a loungy, jazzy touch to it with a Latin inspired big band groove. You can still hear that the 70s sound is still there.
What Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra has done with all the tracks on Hits The Hits is taken all popular tracks by pop artists and made it all something you can play in the background without and of the lyrics getting in the way too much. It’s the perfect background music if you want the hits but you don’t want the lyrics.
It’s a great collection and it’s similar to other collections like the popular Nouvelle Vague series of 80s new wave tracks remade jazzy and loungy. Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra’s Hits The Hits is a fun, hip lively collection of pop tracks and Rock Your Body is one of the better cuts on the disc.
Check it out and let me know what you think of this version compared to Timberlake’s version.
This is a really nice remake of the Adam And The Ants classic track from the 80s – Ant Music. It’s been energized and sounds nice and upbeat and has a fierce punk attitude by Hyper. Of course the original is a classic track and reached #2 on the UK charts when it first came out but this version by Hyper is all underground and not getting close to the pop charts – which is the way it’s got to be.
Check it out, listen, enjoy and comment about this remake!
Just One Of Those Things (Brazilian Girls Remix) by Blossom Dearie is off of the Verve Remixed 3 release. The series basically takes old jazz recordings and updates them with current musicians mostly producing electronic music. I love the series myself very much and all 4 albums now (there’s been 4 releases so far – the last came out last year) and 1 bonus album have some really great updates on them so they are certainly worth checking out if you haven’t. I have all four definitely and will continue as long as they continue – which is what I’m hoping for.
This remix by Brazilian Girls is pretty intense – the original has the light jazz intensity but Brazilian Girls have taken the track and really sped it up. Which I really do like because you have a jazz track on SPEED. Love it. I’ve been a fan of Blossom Dearie since I first heard this track so I’ve been really enjoying her regular jazz music. But this is the track that got me introduced to her cute little jazzy voice.
Check it out – see what you think of the two versions. Let me know what you think.
This is such a classic track by Yaz and I really dig all the remixes that have surfaced of this track over the years. Brings back the great synth pop dance memories of the 80s. Well of course the original is still the best but the remixes are all really good too if not a little better than the original.
You have the 1991 single that has a great dubby/bassy remix by Youth. Then for the greatest hits package it was remixed by Club 69 which is actually not one of my favorite mixes of Situation. Then it was remixed for the Future Retro compilation by Richard X which is actually one of my favorites. It kept the original sounds as much as possible but Richard X increased the speed a bit so it’s quite nice and upbeat. Very electronic. Well the original was quite electronic which was perfect on it’s own but this Richard X version is something else.
The Club 69 version has been housed up too much and stripped away from the synth pop sound which turns me off. Don’t get me wrong I do love Club 69 and his music and remixes but this one is just not the strongest. Sounds a bit tired as well. It’s the usual Club 69 house sound that you’ve probably heard countless times.
The Don’t Go/Situation single from 1999 also contains the Richard Humpty Vission remix too but just was actually worse than the Club 69 remix. There’s also a one version remixed by Dave Ralph. Again sort of boring and tired.
We have the below four. What do you think? Which is your favorite? Feel free to leave your comments.
Here’s a song that came out way back in 1991 around the time when house and dance music was just about to explode. It’s a great pop dance track and has a nice groovy beat to it. Crystal Waters was just an up and coming singer when this came – she later had another song 100% Pure Love a couple of years later but this was the song that put her on the map. I especially love the La Da Di La Di Da part as it’s quite catchy!
This version is totally different and it’s excellent. It’s been given the jazzy loungy treatment by Montefiori Cocktail from Italy. it’s still quite upbeat but you got the big band horns and the live orchestra sounds that goes along with the jazzy feel. I absolutely love it. This version though comes off of the Dimitri From Paris In The House – off of the 3rd disc that is unmixed. Dimitri From Paris has added the Acapella of Gypsy Woman to the instrumental remix of it by Montefiori Cocktail. Check it out and let me know what you think of the two different versions. I think the new version is quite more now and it doesn’t sound so dated like the original does. Boy when I hear the original version it certainly takes me back. Way back to 1991! Long time ago!
This is an excellent remake of the classic new wave/new age electronic synth track by Jan Hammer. The original was on the Miami Vice soundtrack which I was somewhat a fan of – the soundtrack, both 1 and 2 were pretty good. Volume 2 even had a track by The Damned of all bands.
This version is pulled off of the Crockett’s Theme/Ocean Drive single by FPU which also contains a great Tiga vocal Ocean Drive but this version. This version is quite nicely updated. It has a nice electronic beat and it’s the same music but the synth sound of the 1980′s is not here any longer. This new version by FPU sounds just like something that would come out today. Even though this version is several years old it still works here and still sounds quite fresh.
I’m glad that this remake was done as I’ve always loved Crockett’s Theme but it sounded so 80′s once it got a couple of years old so this remake has made it much more now. I kind of dread the bad 80′s guitar touch in the original 80′s Jan Hammer version.
Check it out and listen to the two versions. Leave a comment about what you think of the two different versions.
This remix of the classic synth metal track by Europe has definitely gotten the dancefloor kick to it but since it came out almost a decade ago it sounds a bit tired (not too much) but still works. The original is definitely a classic. I remember listening to it back in the mid 80′s when I was a teenager – I was a closet metal fan I liked some of the bands like Europe so this was definitely a sight for sore ears when it came out almost 10 years ago. Remixing metal music and making it for the dancefloor was not something I was really used to back then but I surely enjoyed this track much when it was released back then.
I can’t figure out who did the remix – the only name that comes up is Brian Rawling. If you know the details please feel free to write and post a comment so I can figure it out.
Well here’s a remix or shall we say remake from several years ago. It’s one of my favorite Cure tracks – A Forest updated progressive trance style. This remake still sounds good even after 5 years. Boy time flies doesn’t it? Anyway I was happy that Blank & Jones redid this track. It’s been re-recorded by Robert Smith for this release as they are not using the original version of the song by The Cure but hey it still sounds like the original doesn’t it? It’s been given the energetic makeover and really has the feel of full on energetic club track. I can see it really getting people down and grooving in the clubs!
I’m a pretty big Cure fan and Blank & Jones are alright so it’s always good to get these great remixes every so often.
Check out the two versions and see what I mean. The single release – photo above had several other versions but they really did not work for me as good as the original version of the remake worked. So I have the original below along with the original Cure version of the track. What do you think? Let me know your thoughts.
Ok so now we have Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons getting into the remix game. This one is remixed by Pilooski from France. And you know what I do like it. I love this and I loved hearing it all over the radio in France while I was visiting in December. It’s nice and energetic and it’s fun. The only thing is the version I kept hearing on the radio in France had a rap in the track but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Either way I now am anxious to know if they are going to do more remixes because I like what I hear here with this track. Perhaps they’ll do a remix of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You? Maybe not – the Pet Shop Boys did that already!
The music is still pretty much the same but as you are probably are aware there’s the added oomph factor to this remix and the the fact that they’ve kept the music pretty much the same it’s pretty amazing. Nice beats and perfect for party time! White boy soul music remixed.
I love it. What do you think? Do you like the original or the remix? I’d say the remix!
Well this is some remix and I absolutely love this and I’m really glad that Boys Noize did this and included it on their album Oi Oi Oi. It’s been beefed up quite nicely by Boys Noize and made into something more accessible than the original flat sounding Feist track off of her The Reminder set. That’s the kind of stuff you hear on pop radio. I’m not sure if they played this on pop radio but it sounds like that it could be coming off radio speakers.
The build up is quite nice here and the addition of the robotic noises is perfect with the shoe and running sound effects in the background. I love the robotic vo repeating My Moon My Man. It makes the track more futuristic and electronic against Feist’s voice. Then the beats kick in and you have this great remix.
This is the type of remix that’s perfect for Destroy Rock And Roll – when the track is not what it used to be.
Check it out … let me know what you think of the two.
I love love love Never Let Me Down Again from Depeche Mode. Music For The Masses is a masterpiece and this comes off of it. Well the original that is. I also love Digitalism. I think dance punk is a good classification for the type of music they release. I do love Idealism – their first release as there’s some strong cuts on it. Including tracks like Idealistic and Pogo. I think both tracks get you groovin and dancing all over the place.
So here Digitalism have taken the masterpiece track Never Let Me Down Again and remixed the hell out of it. I mean it’s hard and intense and rocking. Don’t you think? I love it. It gets you groovin and moving. Check it out and let me know what you think as I think you will love it.
I really do enjoy Depeche Mode and the fact that they keep remixing their old songs. That’s awesome as I love revisiting their old stuff in an new light. Don’t you?
This has got to be one of the best mash-up’s ever made. It came out before mash-ups were really in vogue and got big – so it’s done quite perfectly and it’s quite listenable compared to most mash-ups. The track incorporates elements of Rock The Casbah by The Clash and also It’s Alright by Sterling Void. Of course you’ll probably remember the Pet Shop Boys version of It’s Alright and not know that it’s originally done by Sterling Void.
I have both versions below as well as Rock The Casbah and The Pussy 2000 mash-up. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Well the big hit Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics will always go down in pop music history. It’s been remixed and covered countless number of times but I like this version because it just does not sound so much electronic or synth poppy as the original. It’s very loungy with the added Latin flavor that I’ve come to love from Señor Coconut. I think it’s great and it makes a great track to chill to. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the original and I love it alot but this completely different version is a nice change to the classic piece of music.
It’s def worth a listen. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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