The votes are in.
Last Friday, with a €20 Currys PC World voucher redeemable in any Currys store on offer, I asked for your favourite remix of a song you love.
You answered in your dozens (providing an incredible playlist – thank you)
But there could be only one winner.
Roscoe (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix) by Midlake
“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”
Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor remix) by Mory Kante
“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 Kanté‘s vocals and the pleasing length of it. Dancefloor perfection.”
Slave to the Rhythm (Hot Blooded Version) by Grace Jones
Royal M writes:
“Just phenomenal, as if Trevor Horn’s lush production and the band’s gorgeous playing aren’t enough, we get this 8 minutes of it on this version.”
Nick says: Thanks all.
Last week: Win Nick’s PC Voucher