Just Noisia?

Posted on 9 April, 2007. Filed under: beats, Dance music, DJ, DnB, Drum'n'Bass, Electronic Music, Electronic Music Artists / DJs, Electronic Music Genres, Electronica, happy hardcore, Hardcore, Music, remix, Techno |

I laaarv dark drum’n’bass. The more industrial-ey, grumble-ey, yum-ey the better. Especially if it uses a nicely broken beat (not just a slow doof-doof-dah-doof).

I ALSO love 80’s music, so when I came across this song (Eurythmics rmx by Noisia), I got excited.

At first, it just sounds like the original has been sped up. Enter the chipmunk vocals (aah dear, here I was expecting tasty dark drum’n’bass Noisia-styles and I’ve got a happy hardcore rmx).

FLASH BACK NOTE: remember those days when you’d put a record on your parents turntable and switch the speed up, just ’cause it sounded so funny and cool? Those Chipmunks could sing everything!

But that was just the intro. At 1:08 it fades back and you get ready for the wind-up. And at 1:29, well, that’s where my hair stands on end. THAT’s where the drum’n’bass kicks in… and boy is it tasty. Up and down synth-ey winds and thick drum beats… eek…

Not sure if I’d say this was a fantastic assimilation of the original though. You kind of get the feeling he just sped up the original, then put it together with a relatively generic dark dnb backing. But who cares?!?!?!?! I LIKE IT!!

Track Details: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Noisia Bootleg Remix)

If you like that, try: Jesus Jones – Zeros and Ones (Prodigy rmx)

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this is just the kind of blog i’ve been looking for for ages.

i just listened to the remix and yeah it was pretty good but like you said, not exactly earthshattering. i did like it tho.

but i kept thinking that instead of just speeding up the original synth stabs, you know the main line, they could have rewritten it with some dirtier bass.

but it does get tricky when youre actually doing a remix as opposed to just sampling a track,…with one you gotta figure out how much of it you have to keep to call it a remix, and with the latter you just pick and choose, which kinda doesnt make it a remix anymore.

Yeah, that’s a good point. Sampling and remixing are totally different (I think).
With sampling you just cut it out of somewhere and stick it in somewhere new.
With remixing, you actually change aspects of the composition itself.

But then again, you can remix a sample AND sample a remix. It’s what (or if) you actually CHANGE WITHIN the composition that matters.


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