Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

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Thank Feodora it’s Friday.

To celebrate this glorious spring weekend, let’s have another music competition.

This week I want to know what’s your favourite remix of a song you loved and the reason why you like it?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of bagging yourself a €20 Currys PC World voucher redeemable in any Currys store.

The winner will be chosen by my tape operator.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 11am on Saturday.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s winner here

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146 thoughts on “Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

  1. Liam

    The Klaxon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax remix)”

    the original song is good, and the remix is not dissimilar to others by Soulwax, but they really nailed it on this one, it’s a monster and the breakdown makes me want to punch the air…

  2. CapernosityandFunction

    Primal Scream – “Come Together (12″ Weatherall Mix)”

    The middle of my student years. Living my very non Normal People life at the time, this track was a landmark, as was the album it came from. The single version of this came out a year (August 1990) before Screamadelica was released, in September 1991. Such time lines would be unimaginable in the music business now. The single was OK. I had actually forgotten there was single version of Come Together until I saw it on BBC Four’s repeat of 1990 Top of the Pops recently. What a bland, plodding song it was when compared to this masterwork remix. In fact, no remixer has ever had such a central role in transforming a band’s sound and place in music history on one album. Come Together is the ultimate come down, chill out track that just carries you along on a wave of positive vibes.

    Here is the single version to compare:

  3. Stephen Moran

    My Bloody Valentine – “Soon” (Andy Weatherall Mix)
    When Loveless met Screamadelica. !
    Weatherall made the kings of distortion sound like never before. MBF’s “Soon” is completely reimagined, adding a sample from the Dynamic Corvettes’ Funky Music Is The Thing to create a shape-shifting dancefloor monster. It proved the band didn’t always need ear-bleeding distortion to blow the audiences’ mind.

  4. Clampers Outside

    I really love Dr Drez’s 2008 remix of Aretha Franklin’s 1965 single “One Step Ahead” for a few reasons, the first and foremost of course is Aretha herself, and the song, both sublimely wonderful.

    Second is DJ Drez’s rootsy style of chilled out hip-hop old skool turntabling and scratching lends so well as accompaniment to the vocal.

    Also it makes a great bridge track between genres and styles in my fav playlist as it allows a smooth transition from from old school bluesy-motown to more modern minimal house type stuff!
    Bridge songs / tracks, as I call ’em, are a treasure and this is one of my favs :)

    Apparently this mix was done specifically for the video in the link… Enjoy :)

  5. eamonn

    Something makes me think there will be plenty of Andrew Weatherall’s work on here and why not.
    He was a busy busy chap. with an ear for the sublime.
    Happy Friday – Sun is shining (where I am anyhow) –

  6. Clampers Outside

    This is already shaping up well… Looking forward to my usual Saturday morning playing through these picks :)

  7. Seamus

    Mory Kante Yeke Yeke.

    Hardfloor remix.

    And here is the original

    The original is brilliant and probably the first time many of us were exposed to proper African pop music rather than cultural bin dippers like David Byrne and Paul Simon taking aspects of it for their use.

    The Hardfloor remix while staying true to the original brought it to a new level. I’ve arthritis from top to bottom but I can never resist the urge to boogie every time I hear. The suspense of the build up at the start, the break out in to the euphoria of Mory Kantes vocals and the pleasing length of it. Dance floor perfection.

  8. Jonboy

    Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)

    The original is already breathtaking and one of those songs most people would consider completely un-remixable.

    However, these guys (Erol Alken of Phantasy Sound Records and Richard Norris of the Grid) unravel the song and piece it back together while delicately accentuating everything that made the original brilliant. Rather than put their stamp all over it, they create what could be an alternative take of the song. One where everything is pushed to make it slightly more psychedelic, slightly more emotional and slightly more danceable. You’d be forgiven for listening to it and thinking it was the original but if you listen to them one-after-the-other you can really understand the magic they have done. Possibly the greatest remix of all time.

    “Oh, they’re a little like you, and they’re a little like me. We have all we need”

  9. Rosette of Sirius

    For those of you not familiar with Late Night Tales – a series of curated compilation albums by many different artists over the years, you really need to. Each album is a series of mixed tracks designed to be the artist’s ultimate late night mix. I have most of them and they’re fantastic.

    But should you feel the urge to buy one I would recommend is The Cinematic Orchestra’s Late Night Tales.

    So, my recommendation is not so much a single remixed track, but an album so fantastically mixed, listening
    is a mesmerizing experience. It also needs to be listened to end to end and in sequence to get the full experience but I’ll link to this part of the mix… Which is just so damn cool… Terry Callier’s – You’re Goin’ Miss Your Candyman

    1. K. Cavan

      In fact, the entire Slave To The Rhythm album is a remix, there’s really only two songs on it. Horn’s version of Owner Of A Lonely Heart just occurred to me, calling it a remix doesn’t explain what he did to a fairly standard Yes proggy/FM/AOR track.

  10. Harry

    Stripped back to backings vocals, lead vocals and beautiful notes on a piano.

    If you have a moment to step outside the hectic speed of modern life, find a quiet spot for your soul to relax and perhaps sip a glass of wine listening to a superb remixed version of David Bowie’s Sound and Vision.

    Sound and Vision 2013

  11. CapernosityandFunction

    Fluke – Groovy Feeling (Make Mine a 99)

    Nothing more to say about this other than it is an absolute progressive house classic. This is the full 99 remix at 7mins 51secs. This is the weekend for blasting this out of the car window.

  12. H

    I have a real soft spot for Holiday Rap by MC Miker and DJ Sven as it brings me back to my first holiday without my parents at the tender age of 19. It was 1987 and we went to Santa Ponsa where the nightclub Fama was where it was all at!

  13. Jonboy

    Another classic is this Weatherall Gem from 1991. He takes Saint Etienne’s wonderfully twee cover of Neil Young and twists it into a wonderfully dubby piano house classic.

    4 and a half minutes minutes of dub followed by 4 and half minutes of classic 90’s pop. 9 minutes of bliss.

    Cool & deadly.

    Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix Of Two Halves By Andrew Weatherall)

    1. Nicorigo

      First FBS effort I ever heard. I remember that the DJ on the radio introduced him as. Norman Cooke the former Housemartins’s bassist (as in he didn’t call him FBS).
      Great remix anyways.

  14. Nicorigo

    Dolly Parton -Jole (Todd Trje remix)-

    Remixer extraordinaire, Todd Terje remixes Dolly Parton’s classic. On paper it doesn’t work, on record it is dope.
    Nice build up with a pay off well worth it. Dolly’s voice and the guitar picking are divine. Rock on!

  15. Charger Salmons

    What a Friday evening.
    Full to the cap badge with gin and the first ever episode of Dad’s Army on Gold.
    By jove and why not ?

    ( Your starter for 10 – what is Captain Mainwaring’s first name ? No Googling allowed )

  16. f_lawless

    Dangerous to meddle with the classics but for me, this is a top drawer remix

    Jackson 5 – ABC (Minimatic ‘Under the Volcano’ Remix)

    MJ’s vocals remain the same but song takes on a completely different dimension – not the out-and-out joyous feel of the original, it now has a kind of wistful, melancholic feel. Works so well.

    It may be a mash-up. Does anyone recognise the instrumental part from somewhere else?

    1. Seamus

      I was just going to mention the whole remix album by Mad Professor. I particularly like the remix of Karmacoma.

  17. f_lawless

    Sugarhill Gang – Rappers Dubbers Delight (Leftside Wobble remix)

    The dub-reggae remix. Better than the original, in my opinion

    The vocal delivery is better than the original. It’s apparently the same trio but not the vocals from the original single release. Haven’t managed to figure out yet which version they come from. And how can you go wrong with a bit of reggae in the mix

    On youtube:

  18. Not an iota

    If the winner of this competition doesn’t have the words “Human” and “League” in the title I swear…
    I’ll take the weekend off.

    1. Clampers Outside

      What’s cool about the original v the remix… is the original sounds like tortured soul, and apparently is about that…. But the remix is way chilled, and uses the vocal just right, while a little sparingly.

      Sure have a listen :)

          1. Clampers Outside

            He has a few other hour long mixes that are simply sublime…

            I posted a couple others, but they disappeared… I’m sure you’ll find ’em :)

    1. benblack

      I would just like to add – not that I believe anyone is interested – that, IMO, The K&D Sessions, is one of the best musical accomplishments of my generation.

  19. Otis Blue

    “This is a journey into sound…”

    A stellar Hip Hop remix which samples James Brown, Ofra Haza and eh, Humphrey Bogart.

    Pump up the volume.

    Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full (Seven Minutes of Madness: Coldcut Remix)

  20. Harry

    Elvis Presley’s very posthumous album, “Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra”. Is an excellent album where Presley’s classic tracks have masterful arrangements and mixing that ensures Elvis has never sounded better. It is a superb remix and brought out new depths to his hits.

    Here’s one of the King rocking the blues with the best of them, it is moody, brooding, and absolutely perfect!
    Steamroller Blues


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