Posts Tagged ‘Remix’


Talking Smack

February 8, 2009


What’s the difference between a thief and a junkie?

A thief will steal your money. A junkie will help you look for it.

William S. Burroughs understood this mentality, because he lived it. I’m not sure what process is involved that turns a junkie into a folk hero. Especially a junkie who killed his wife during a drug-addled reenactment of William Tell’s trick shot.

Perhaps it was his way with words:

You pick up this working girl
hooked on smack
hustles and scores
that’s all I do she says
she says, ten bucks for head, fifteen for half-and-half
three hits a day a thirty-five per

you say
that’s at least seven tricks a day
but she says, sometimes I get lucky
once a guy gave me a bill and a half just to eat me
only time I ever came

you think you can save her

you hock your color tv
it keeps her off the street a whole day
your typewriter for one jolt
then your shotgun, your watch
a week later you say, listen I’m a little short
but she says, no scratch no snatch
you say, look it is better to give
she says, beat off creep

One night they bust you on the street in your skivvies
trying to sell your shoes
you tell them who you are but they nail you
she happens by
she says, christ you look fucked
she says, hang tough

you don’t say anything
you just think

what a bum rap for a nice sensitive guy like me

Love to credit this monologue properly, but I am only familiar with it from its use in this track. In the original, PQM dropped the entire sample into an extended drop. King Unique drops Burroughs all over the track with some added effects tweaking on the “vocals”.:

PQM – You Are Sleeping (King Unique Mix)

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Art of the Remix – Round One

January 23, 2009

House of Pain vs Micky Slim – Jump Around (Deadmau5 Remix)

Deadmau5 takes on Micky Slim’s remix of that old wedding standard, “Jump Around.” Micky Slim himself hails from Birmingham (no, not that one, the one where people speak English and read) and has been “on the scene” since 2005.

houseofpainjv1House of Pain. Little is known about this white-boy rap group but apparently they conquered the frat houses of the 90’s with their gruff, but well-meaning, jumping. They didn’t quite change the world, or even the (da’) rap blueprint, but they did bring a modicum of respect to the proud Irish traditions of drinking and fighting.

After the House’s breakup, frontman Everlast filed for cultural bankruptcy and reorganized under the name Everlast. (Ed: Hmmm.)

Under his new old name, Everlast reconquered frat houses with his po’-faced singer-songwriter act, producing the hit single “What It’s Like,” which added a fractional layer of depth to many a douchebag’s record collection, allowing them to get drunk chicks into the sack at a slightly faster rate.

Not much has been heard lately from the former director of pain housing. Unfortunate, considering he easily had twice the talent of his contemporary, brain-stem operator Uncle Kracker. However, diminishing returns show up alarmingly fast when you multiply by zero.

deadmau5v2Long story short: Deadmau5 lays out a punishing rhythm and abandons it 3 minutes in to present the opening verse of “Jump Around,” almost unedited, before flattening it again with his powerful, and oversized, novelty head. Retains just enough of the original to surprise chin-strokers on the dance floor, but not enough to make it flashback night. Well done.

Overall rating (on a scale of 1 to Mitsubishi): 8. Possibly related fatalities (unconfirmed). Highly recommended.

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Would You Let This Man Remix Your Music?

January 9, 2009


You should.

Unlike most white, suburban guys, I am not a hip hop/rap fan. However, dropping the acapella over some better music and freeing it from the 808-on-snooze beat schemes greatly improves nearly any track. Case in point:

I heartily recommend “Miami Vice Unit” (50 Cent meets Jan Hammer) and “The Margherita Hustle” (Rick Ross vs. ???).

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