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Cut Copy – “Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution” (Toro Y Moi Remix)

Here’s Toro Y Moi‘s (pictured) shimmering remix of  Cut Copy’s “Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution”, from the band’s new album, Zonoscope. Listen for the ‘Yeah!’ vocal sample starting at 0:56 – is that Talib Kweli?

Blink And You’ll Miss a Revolution (Toro Y Moi Remix) by cutcopymusic

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MF Doom – My Favorite Ladies (Equal Remix)

I’ve never heard the original, unfortunately, but I’d be impressed if it’s as good as this remix. Capturing the crunchy drums and jazzy essence of much of Doom’s work (thanks mostly to Madlib, I’m guessing), Equal’s version of “My Favorite Ladies” is impressive. Doom’s verses are surprisingly coherent, too, and possess a rare emotional salience: “Every time I see you / It’s like the first time I meet you”.

MF Doom – My Favorite Ladies (Equal Remix) by Equalibrum

Props: World of Underground Hip Hop

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Marlena Shaw – California Soul (A. Skillz Remix)

Marlena Shaw’s “California Soul” may be one of my favourite soul tracks of all time. And now A. Skillz has turned it into the perfect summer tune with this remix:

California soul (A.Skillz Remix) by A.Skillz

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Del Shannon – Runaway (Sound Remedy Remix)

A dubstep remix of Del Shannon’s classic hit “Runaway”, which featured a early synthesizer called the Musitron. Check it:

Del Shannon – Runaway (Sound Remedy Remix) by Sound Remedy

h/t: Winnie Cooper

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2 Hungry Bros – Back for Seconds

2HungryBros - Back for Seconds

Yesterday, producers Deep and Ben Boogie – collectively known as 2 Hungry Bros – released Back for Seconds, a free mixtape.  And it’s damn good.  The album’s beats are incredibly diverse, ranging from rare funk and jazz grooves to more recent House tunes like Lady (!) and Music Sounds Better With You.  They’re not samples either, but rather the full tracks, preserved in their original glory for the album’s featured emcees to rhyme over.  It’s a unique experiment, for sure, and probably not for everybody.  But if you’re looking for something new and diverse, check this out for sure.  You won’t be disappointed.

DOWNLOAD: 2 Hungry Bros – Back For Seconds

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More tributes to the King of Pop

The King Michael Jackson’s passing has inspired countless tributes from, it seems, every corner of the pop culture landscape.  A testament to both his transcendent artistic influence and his catalog’s massive revenue-generating potential, the man has to date been remembered (slash exploited) on film, television, in print and, of course, by a variety of professional and amateur musicians.

Two of the better tributes I’ve heard have come via Metal Lungies (yeah, Google Reader!).  The first, by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, is a comprehensive mix of MJ’s “greatest moments,” including some tasty but lesser-known remixes of “Human Nature,” “Man in the Mirror” and “I’ll Be There.”  Called He’s The King, I’m The DJ, the mix is definitely worth a download.

The second tribute, courtesy of Beat Junkies DJ J-Rocc, is actually a sneak preview of a project called Share My Bed (seriously!).  An expert fusion of a Jackson a capella and a Dilla beat, the track, “Player Has Butterflies,” actually succeeds as a tribute to both men, reinforcing Dilla’s obvious talent and Jackson’s stunning vocal control, range and unique delivery.  Check it out below:

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Travis Barker in the remix – Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times has a little piece on Travis Barker’s new gig.  For those of you who don’t know/remember him, Barker was once the drummer of Blink 182.

I know, tons of street cred, right?  But seriously.  He’s always been a talented drummer and recently has gained some notoriety for having survived a plane crash with his musical partner, DJ AM.

As well, he’s been slowly been getting more and more into hip hop.  Besides performing as TRV$DJAM, Barker has become the latest YouTube celebrity.  What all started as his jamming along to Soulja Boy on the drums (terrible choice, I know) and innocently uploaded has become a huge hit.  The video, posted below, has 20 million hits. That’s just absurd (nothing compared to the 100 million views this unrelated video has), but just goes to show how much the internet has changed things.

Since this video came out, he’s been approached by other big hip hop stars to ‘remix’ their songs by drumming along to them.  He’s done it for Flo Rida, Busta Rhymes, and Rhianna.  Only one out of those is someone I’d consider hip hop, but that’s besides the point.

If you’re a rock fan, check it out.

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Cadence Weapon vs. Radiohead and Britney Spears gets indie-fied

As part of their ongoing experimentation with Web 2.0, Radiohead is once again hosting a remix competition for a track from In Rainbows.  This time, it’s for the song “Reckoner.”  

The band has made each of the song’s component parts, or stems, available for purchase on iTunes.   This allows budding (and established) producers free reign to re-assemble the track’s vocals, bass, guitar, piano/strings and drums in any way they see fit.  Throw in the ability to add outside samples (but only those that are copyright-free, of course), and you can see how potentially dope this competition could be.

One of the remixes garnering some attention is by Canada’s very own Cadence Weapon.  Check it out:

Also on the remix tip is this crazy-slash-awesome remix of Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” courtesy of Welikeit.indie.  We don’t normally feature a lot of Ms. Spears here at 4080, but this remix was just too good (especially at the 1:20 mark) to pass up: 

Britney Spears – Womanizer (The Teenagers Remix)

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Lupe Fiasco Remix Dopeness and New Heat From Q-Tip!

Lupe takes a break from lunch to record some new fyah

Anticipation for Lupe’s “Paris, Tokyo” remix has been building since it was first announced a few months ago, and now that it’s finally arrived heads across the interweb are scrambling to get their hands on it.  And thanks to 2dopeboyz.com, we’ve got a copy for your listening pleasure available below.  Also available is a surprisingly catchy jazz remix of the same song by Chris and Denise Paultre.  And, to add to the overall goodness of this post, we’ve also upped some new Q-Tip, courtesy of From Da Bricks.  So get your listen on and enjoy!

Lupe Fiasco – Paris, Tokyo (Remix) ft. Pharrell, Q-Tip & Sarah Green

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Chris and Denise Paultre – Paris, Tokyo

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Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up

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215hiphop Provides Remix Madness

Recently, several of the producers affiliated with 215hiphop.com released Beats & Rhymes: The Remixes.  Featuring remixes of some absolute classic, this album is ambitious but inconsistent: a number of the tracks are outstanding, while others are below par.  The “Billie Jean” remix, though, is definitely worth the download on its own.

Check it out below, and then visit 215hiphop to download the entire album.

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (DJ ‘Lil Dave Remix)

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