MARY J BLIGE: JUST FINE [EL TRAIN REFIX]
It’s time for some refixed r’n’b again: Brighton based electronic music producer Luke Nyeke, or better known to some as El Train, reworked Mary J Blige's "Just Fine", kept the mellow melodic vibe and made it ready for a relaxed but aesthetic dancefloor. Features the deepest voice of the American r’n’b singer so far. Spreaded via the soundcloud page of the interesting Singaporian Darker Than Wax label.
ROLLING STONES: MISS YOU [FOC EDITS ROLLING CUT]
The FOC Edits collective from Istanbul with an entertaining edit of Rolling Stones' "Miss You" song from 1978. Check the FOC Edits soundcloud for more interesting reworks of turkish [!] and international music classics.
PARLIAMENT: CHOCOLATE CITY [CHUCK WILD’S BRONCO DRAMA MIX]
Imagine this: Muhammad Ali is the President of the United States, Reverend Ike the Secretary of the Treasury, Richard Pryor the Minister of Education, Stevie Wonder the Secretary of Fine Arts and Aretha Franklin the First Lady. That was the vision of George Clinton's Parliament band in 1975 when they released their song "Chocolate City".
Chuck Wild, head honcho at the music blog mixtaperiot.com, got inspired a year ago by the 2nd presidential election win of Barack Obama [the guy who closed Guantanamo], and gave the Parliament classic some fresh edits for another reign.
CHARADES: GIMME THE FUNK [ASKER REMIX]
Charades were a disco/funk studio project by Lotti Golden and R.Alexander. Can’t tell you anything about R.Alexander but Lotti Golden is an American singer-songwriter, poet, journalist, artist, and a cult icon of the late 1960s. In the early 1980s Lotti Golden transitioned from artist to writer/record producer, becoming a major progenitor of electro and early hip hop. "Gimme The Funk" was a not very successful disco funk title when it was released in 1983.
French producer Asker remixed the tune a year ago, and gave it a nice little update. I’m sure that "Gimme The Funk" finds some new friends that way.
JAMES BROWN: IT’S A NEW DAY [SLYNK REMIX]
Funky and groovin b’boy version of James Brown's "It’s A New Day" by Australian remixer Slynk. You’ll find yourself moving to this except you’re dead!
JUNIOR MURVIN: POLICE & THIEVES [MONKEY STEAK REMIX]
London producer Monkey Steak with a 2007 produced broken dubstep reinvention of the Junior Murvin classic “Police & Thieves”. Uploaded on soundcloud as a tribute to the Jamaican reggae musician Junior Murvin who died on December 2, 2013.
PRINCE: WHEN DOVES CRY [MASTER FLASHHH EDIT]
What can be said about "When Doves Cry" by Prince what isn’t said already million times? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Except this: Master Flashhh from Paris did a wonderful broken house remix which I found on the Keep∞Real: the creative sandbox blog.
ROLLING STONES: GIMME SHELTER [SEI A EDIT]
Scottish producer Sei-A, co-owner of the Seinan Music label, with an impressive minimal dub techno rework of “Gimme Shelter” by Mick Jagger's Rolling Stones. Whoa!
CROSBY STILLS NASH & YOUNG: OHIO [MARVEL YEARS REMIX]
"Ohio" is a protest song and counterculture anthem written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings in May 1970, and performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
Wikipedia writes about the Kent State shootings:
The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre) occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.
There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further affected the public opinion — at an already socially contentious time — over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.
This remix by Marvel Years
aka Cory Wythe
for his parents is an intense sub bass monster. Play very loud and feel the energy of this old classic in a new millenium. You can show protest and go on your neighbour’s nerves with this… today.
ISLEY BROTHERS: SUMMER STEEZE [DJ YAMIN DUB]
"Summer Breeze" was originally recorded by Seals and Crofts and covered in a harder rock/soulful style by the Isley Brothers in 1973. "Summer Steeze" is a charming, very relaxed dub by DJ Yamin from New Orleans, based on the Isley Brothers cover version. Boys and girls, I need some more sunshine… now!
Find more productions by DJ Yamin on 3rd Eye Kid here: #DJ Yamin.
NINA SIMONE: FEELING GOOD [TROUBLEMAKER REMIX]
Excellent remix of Nina Simone's wonderful "Feeling Good" song from her "I Put A Spell On You" album, originally released in 1965. Remix produced by LA producer and dj Troublemaker for the EA Video Game "Saboteur" in 2009. Essential! Also available as a limited 7inch vinyl on Troublemaker's bandcamp site.
JAZZ JUSTERS: HUBERT LAWS – UPHOLDING LAWS
Brilliant jazz hop compilation by the Jazz Justers collective on the exciting Millenium Jazz label. On "Upholding Laws" they complimenting the great works of Hubert Laws, one of the leading jazz flutists around, who is known for excelling in various genres with amazing performances on his flute and other instruments.
This compilation by various Jazz Justers beatmakers is an impressive rework of Hubert Laws' jazz music. Don't miss if you are open for some fine jazzy hiphop hybrids.
D’ANGELO: BROWN SUGAR [WALTER LOOKS BLEND]
A fine and calm blend of D’Angelo's "Brown Sugar" and the instrumental of Erykah Badu's "Bag Lady". Produced by Amsterdam resident Walter Looks. Follow this guy on facebook for catching the tune.
TOM BROWNE: FUNKIN’ FOR JAMAICA [LEONARD PART SIXX UNDERDOG EDIT]
The return of the trumpet sound! Leonard Part Sixx reworked for his Underdog Edit project "Funkin’ For Jamaica", a 1980 single by jazz funk trumpeter Tom Browne. Not only funky on Jamaica.
JANELLE MONÁE: TIGHTROPE [OLIVER NELSON REMIX]
I am a huge fan of Janelle Monáe's music, and I am always glad when I discover a remix or edit which keeps the fun. That happens unluckily not so much. Swedish producer Oliver Nelson adds to Janelle Monáe's "The ArchAndroid"-lead single "Tightrope" some French funk blood and nu disco elements. Tune in and enjoy!
PS: For a download option visit Oliver Nelson's related soundcloud page. Probably you’ll find something out when you read the liner notes?