While we were on tour last spring we got asked to do a remix of Van She's cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper." (A remix of a cover, how post-modern.) The deadline was really tight though, so the only way we could do it is if we rented a studio in Paris and worked there for the 5 days we had off. Luckily, we found a place we could work on such short notice.
We didn't have ANY of our usual gear with us (let alone our hard drive!), so we built this thing on foreign equipment: old ludwig kit, roland jupiter 6, fender bass, roland sbf 325 stereo flanger, percussion, old upright piano, and of course, a space echo.
In the end it worked out....I think. Here's the free high quality MP3 .
Happy Holidays Y'all,
P.s. If you want to get us anything, we would totally like THIS
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Last night we were on Eli Escobar and Stretch Armstrong's radio show "Delancey Music Service." After the show Eli recommended we check out the documentary Pump Up The Volume, which chronicles the early days of House music. One of the best parts of the film is the story behind "Love Can't Turn Around," the classic Farly Jackmaster Funk track with Daryl Pandy on the mic. Clip form the film and Houseapella below:
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sorry we've been bad about posting regularly lately. It's been a rough month…
So, as Alex mentioned below, we made a mixtape of all our remixes. We made 200 of these cassettes, kept 100 to give to friends and gave 100 to Turntable Lab to sell. 50 will be sold via their excellent website and 25 copies will be made available in both the New York and LA stores. As an added bonus, anyone who buys one gets a free copy of the limited edition, full artwork, blind embossed, Michael Vadino designed "I Will Come Back" 12". We pressed 500 and these are the last of them and the only copies being made available to the public. Go cop it all here
As another bonus, here are some unreleased versions of a couple of the remixes we found sitting around on the computer...
Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Jerry's Drum Dub) World's greatest drummer + 2 Space Echoes + Two Spring Reverbs = Nice.
Moby - I Love To Move In Space (Space Echo Return Dub) Just a bunch of pretty bits recorded directly to the super worn out 1/4" tape in a Roland Space Echo.
Only Fools & Horses - Spectacle Wins (Holy Ghost! Extended Disco Dub) When we did this remix we made two versions fearing the label wouldn't like the vocals we added. Luckily they did and that version got released. This is the alternate, instrumental, way more dubby version that never saw the light of day.
Hope you enjoy.
Lots of love,