A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a mixtape made by Boards of Canada, a cassette-only release for their friends. One of the tracks that stood out for me was what turns out to be a remix of an 80s RnB track called ‘Trapped’ by Colonel Abrams (above).
Here is the track put into the original music video, put together (I presume) by HanMono.
Incidentally, Boards of Canada created this under the name ‘Hell Interface’, and have another 80s song remix by Midnight Star called ‘The Midas Touch’. The video, similarly mixed with the remix can be found here (warning: extreme 80s style)
An hour long mix by Caribou for All Tomorrows Parties … need I say more?
From December 9th-11th 2011 at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK, All Tomorrow’s Parties will present their yearly Nightmare Before Christmas festival. This year each day is curated by a different artist: Les Savy Fav on Friday, Battles on Saturday and Caribou on Sunday.
Please enjoy this amazing mix put together by Dan Snaith (Caribou), who has created an intense hour long journey through the artists chosen for his day of the event, highlighted by a new and previously unreleased remix of Improve Me by Junior Boys.
* Toro Y Moi - Intro / Chi Chi * Pharoah Sanders - Prince of Peace * Sun Ra Arkestra - Saturn Research * Pharoah Sanders Interview * Theo Parrish - Goin’ Downstairs Parts I & II * Getatchew Mekuria, The Ex & Guests - Aynamaye Nesh * Theo Parrish - Feel Free To Be Who You Need To Be * Junior Boys - Improve Me (Caribou Synthapella Mix) * Connan Mockasin - It’s Choade My Dear * Orchestra of Spheres - There Is No No * Roll The Dice - The Suck * Four Tet - Pyramid * Silver Apples - Oscillations * Roll The Dice - Cause and Effect * Factory Floor - Wooden Box * Omar Souleyman - Dabke (Daphni Edit) * Four Tet - Our Bells * Pharoah Sanders Interview * Sun Ra Arkestra - Space Is The Place
A remix collection of the original “Music from Saharan Cellphones”, a fascinating and exotic mixtape of contemporary African music:
In 2010 returning from extensive travel in Mali and Mauritania, Chris Kirkley (Sahel Sounds) presented “Music from Saharan Cellphones”. The music on the compilation was collected from cellphones in the Northern Malian town of Kidal. In much of West Africa, cellphones are are used as all-purpose multimedia devices. In lieu of personal computers and high speed internet, cellphones house portable music collections, playback songs on tiny built-in speakers, and swap files through peer-to-peer Bluetooth wireless transfer. The songs collected in Kidal range from DIY Tuareg guitar, auto-tuned Moroccan chaabi, Malian coupé décalé, and fruityloop hip hop. Originally released as a limited run cassette tape by Mississippi Records in Portland OR, the cassette was uploaded to blogs and online media hubs, and quickly became a viral source of new and inspiring sounds.
On Oct.10 2011 Boomarm Nation and Sahel Sounds present: “Music For Saharan Cellphones”. Drawing on gifted producers and musicians from a variety of stylistic backgrounds and nationalities, each artist selected and re-interpreted a musical moment from the source material. From bass laden sound/clash ventures, abstract re-creations, and even an amazing autotune cover, the end result holds a rich assortment of well informed musical statements. Reflecting the energy and fidelity of its origins, these versions take on their own rare and exciting form. Using the mp3 as the medium, the Music and the Musicians become the diplomacy.
Upload an MP3 and it will remix it, either as Dubstep or Electro House. Created by Peter Sobot:
The Wub Machine was a great little auto-remixer project - some audio hackery in Python to make a neat script. Unfortunately, I can probably count on one hand the number of people who *actually* downloaded the script and tried it on their own songs. So, I decided to make it into a web app. (tl;dr: go try out the site now!)
I’ve tried it, and posting the results below. I used a chiptune song, one that was originally used in a ZX Spectrum game called Cybernoid. Its beepy, it was a small file (and … er … it was there on my desktop). Here is how it sounds:
It works really well, although I’m sure proper electronic musicians are not going to lose sleep over this. Fun to mess around with. I didn’t try anything with vocals, but I’m sure it would be effective in the Electro-House style.