Okay okay, I take it back. As every day goes by I think I get more and more attracted to mashups. This is the latest in our growing series of random internet compilations.
Radioheads latest album, In Rainbows, made music history when the the band decided to cut out the middleman and release the album directly the public. When it first came out, this album was available to download from the Radiohead website on a pay-what-you-want basis.
That’s right. You could pay whatever amount you wanted for the album and could download it. That’s incredible. And while it appears that no one really is sure how well the album sold online, it seems as if it went decently enough! And the album is now available to buy in traditional methods (CDs, iTunes etc) and so you can pick it up at your corner record store.
AmpLive, one of those internet phenomena, has decided to do a little remixing of this album. At first, in traditional legal strategy, Radiohead and/or affiliates tried to put the kibosh on the project. Cease and desist letters rained from the electronic skies onto this poor kid.
However, after a pretty impassioned plea from AmpLive, Radiohead decided to show their class (which no one doubted) and allow the album to be released.
Here’s AmpLive’s own words about the project:
“Rainydayz Remixes is composed exclusively of source material pulled from In Rainbows, re-envisioned by Amplive and complimented by vocal work from Too $hort, MC Zumbi of Zion I, Chali2na of Jurassic 5, Codany Holiday, and Del The Funky Homosapien.”
Sounds pretty dope to me. How can you go wrong with some of the best underground hip hop talents rapping over some of Radiohead’s beats?
Download the album below, but be sure to check out AmpLive’s site here.
And if you’re interested, check out AmpLive’s online plea to Radiohead.