Music Thread Discussion Weekly (Version)

Let’s discuss any and all music here. You’ve got a new artist who’s rocking your boat that you want to talk about? Post a video! Found out about that unearthed Coltrane album that has the jazz freak in you losing your mind? Lay it out for us! Do you have a theory about what your favorite band might do for their next album? Let’s hear it! Anything and everything music-related goes here.

Today’s prompt: Remixes, Versions, Dubs and suchlike

What makes a good remix? Do y’all like them to keep faithful to the source, or do ya prefer a drastic departure? Do you have a favorite remix producer? Are you all about any and all remixes of a certain artist?

One favorite that gets a lot of play at Moon! Base Alpha is A Tribe Called Quest’s Bonita Applebaum [Sir Piers & Si Ashton’s Curious House Mix]. It’s got a great groove and I love the way the hi-hat sounds and sticks to the 2 and the 4 through the whole song. And it’s got some wicked fluting!

Another banger is UNKLE’s Bruise Blood remix of Tortoise’s Djed. It’s just the second to last section of the multi-part, 20 minute song from their second album. It slows it down and ambients it out at the start with a snippet of Steve Reich’s early phasing experiment Come Out. When the full drums kick in at the 2:37 mark, it takes off!

Have at it, y’all! Talk about your favorite remixers and all those stellar versions. Or just tell us what’s tickling your earballs and getting your feet a-movin’ and a-groovin’. And, as always, rock out with yr guac out!