Two interpetations of a mash-up, which give you a sense of how song interpretations work. The first link is a pretty nice DJs from Mars mash-up with all their trademark elements - good respect for the initial tracks, good use of the vocals, and then that beat. It's using good source material and just amping up the dance elements. Then Rudeejay goes back and redoes the track, toning some elements down, mixing in a few new things. It's a kind of musical improv theater.
I found this in a DJs from Mars set and had a heck of a time tracking it down. This is a zooming prog-house mashup that shifts gears several times along the way. I like the source tracks and the mix does a good job of steering away from trainwreck territory (which often happens with these rapid-shift mashes).
I feel like I've heard "Get Ready Now" in so many forms already but somehow haven't blogged the original. It's been heavy mash-up fodder for the last couple months at least, which is not surprising considering it's got a straightforward and easy house beat and simple lyrics. It's catchy, I'll give it that.
It's closing on Valentine's day so here's something for the romantics in the audience...
DJ Ema Stokholma gives us a hot electro-house remix of a nice French pop love song from mid last year (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TpyRE_juyA). Maitre Gims has a fabulous voice, though I think the track is overtuned. The remix is obviously more dance and it roughens up some of the smooth edges of the original. I've been going back and forth on which I like better - what about you?
Last month I found Frida Sundemo fronting someone else's track. This is her doing her own music. It's soft, orchestral slow-dance - the sort of thing I expect to hear in movie soundtracks. Not normally my thing, but I like it enough to want to check out more of her stuff.
And what would a drwex music post be without a little funk? Here, have a double shot...
GRIZ posted this as a teaser for his Mad Liberation album. "Smash the Funk" is funky, groovy, and also quite modern in its loops and breakbeats. It's a bit more electro-soul than I'm used to on a funk track and that might put some people off, but I like about 4/5 of it and that's a good start for someone new to me.
Speaking of funk and 80% here's Angelo Ferreri's fast funk take on Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust." It's a little bit repetitive and uses less of the vocals than I'd like, but it's an interesting take on a classic.