Tuesday, September 30, 2008
(photo by the amazing san fran photographer merkley)
christian and justin martin (the martin brothers) and dirty bird records decided to have a remix contest. i'm not usually too keen on those cause everyone under the moon gets the parts and gets to run wild with them like chickens with their heads cut off. but i guess when its not posted on all the major blogs and has strict professional judgement criteria (tightness, sound quality, releasability and original use of samples) then you get a better quality result.
fellow blogger and dj member of a quite prestigious family, lazaro casanova, and miami musicmaker jay-you take a well-aimed stab at the track. i won't dare use the words 'tribal' or 'jungle' due to the negative connotations with old rave music, but i love love love the way that the elephant trumpeting bleeds in and out of actual trumpets layered over the drums and percussion. they throw in some feel-good 'almost-elevator-music' on top of it all, but somehow make it work..
the martin brothers - dum (casanova & jay-you animales remix)
and i can't believe that this submission from norrit came straight out of lawrence, kansas (audion you better watch your back!!!). he chopped up and crumbled some filtered female vocals over the bubbly instrumentals and shotguns.
the martin brothers - dum (norrit's shotgun remix)
i'm a bit sad that neither of these won (check the winners and decide for yourself), but now at least we have two great remixes to give away for free!
Posted by Miss Toats at 11:22 PM