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Homemade Dynamite

When the Remix is Better Than the Original

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DaWiesel

 

 

 

I like both versions, but I just prefer the more deep and tropical house styled remix.

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feckyerlife

the original 90s hip hop remixs were the best

 

 

 

 

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YA BOY DIRT

 

 

 

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Testarossa

 

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(Ambient)

Remix:

 

 

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Mister Pink

Never heard the Vitalic remix. I always loved that track.. Lots of nice nods to groups like Kraftwerk ("you're a robot - man machine"), Telex ("Just play me Moscow Discow") and Depeche Mode ("just can't get enough")

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Femme Fatale

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Katemosswithoutmakeup

goes head to head with the original one.Both are great,I can't say which one is better

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeqJMur-80

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anus

Original:

 

 

 

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Original:

 

 

 

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Testarossa

 



Funkiest remix I've heard in a while.

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xXxKAMIKAZExXx

 

 

Half-Time Drum & Bass FTW

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update_lsc

 

 

Tweekaz are the best.

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Edited by OCDee

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Homemade Dynamite

Skin to Bone remix is killer compared to the rather boring, no-rap version of the original. Shame it's not nearly as well known.

 

 

 

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Arrows to Athens

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Femme Fatale

Original

 

 

 

House Remix:

 

 

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Arrows to Athens
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Three songs immediately came to mind when I saw this, but for some reason I must have forgotten to post them. Never mind.

 

ORIGINAL:

REMIXED BY:

 

To me, there's two ways to go about a remix - you either go in gracefully, respect the original and give it a trademark tweak that will hopefully attract fresh ears without offending established fans, or you could completely demolish it, practically throw the masters away and rebuild the entire song from scratch. Caution thrown very much to the wind indeed. This is a perfect example of the former in my opinion. The Stone Roses' Waterfall has one of the most iconic riffs in the music scene of the 90s. To replace or tweak that would be a tricky task. Instead, Justin adds more layers that replicate the melody. This is a respectful remix, one that doesn't slap a 303 or a cheap keyboard line over the top. One that doesn't twist the vocals like one would wring out a towel. It doesn't need it, and if you're unfamiliar with the song, the changes are barely noticeable. You might think that defeats the purpose of a remix, but for those with memories anchored to a song, it can feel like a bit of a slap in the face. Justin recognises this, and delivers a remix that says "yes, I was there for this".

 

ORIGINAL:

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Sometimes, all you want from a remix is more of the good stuff. I don't necessarily mean making it longer, because there are fortunately extended mixes available for many songs. I mean taking what made the song great in the first place and giving it a kick up the arse. That's exactly what's going on here. Almost nothing new has been added. Instead, Erol took the masters and re-arranged them, making the song longer and giving it a slightly different structure. Less of a "remix", more of a "re-edit". What makes this especially powerful is much more dynamic the song sounds, if that was even possible. The drums now thunder through, whereas before you were led in by the fingertips. The tension is undeniable, to the point you're frustrated. You know it's coming, you just don't know when. Don't worry. Erol delivers.

 

ORIGINAL:

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I'm going to catch some looks here, but stay with me. Remember what I said about the other method of remixing? This is what I had in mind. Here, Heroes is almost completely unrecognisable. If it hadn't been for Bowie's iconic lyrics and voice, you could be convinced this was a different song altogether, or even an original composition. It sounds like Aphex Twin rifled through a box of tapes, kept Bowie's vocal take and set fire to the rest of them. We're met with something that displays the reckless abandon of Aphex Twin's music, but still manages to somehow evoke a new emotion behind the song. Instead of triumph, it sounds like a delusional afterthought. The edits on Bowie's voice swing from subtle to distorting, turning the crooner into an instrument all of his own. I know this is going to sound bad but I much prefer this to the original. We wouldn't have this version if it wasn't for the original, I understand that, but this is such a textured, eerie song that it's hard to think of Heroes the same again.

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