Remember that time that A.G. fired shots at Arrested Development in The Source for not mentioning Show when they won the Grammy for ‘Tennesee’? Here’s the remix in question, alongside fifteen other examples of Show’s production magic, ranging from his early big band horn-stab style through to his incredibly sparse, stripped down period and his more recent cinematic sound.
Crate Cartel member and CRC sympathizer Phil Gektor (aka GX) released this enjoyable remix of AZ’s A.W.O.L. LP last month. There’s no such thing as too much AZ, plus this version of ‘City of Gods’ is particularly enjoyable.
The following are a collection of remixes that where perhaps only an extra horn, new drums or a rearrangement of the samples differentiates them from the original version, but they’re still significantly better. You could add most of the 80’s Cold Chillin’ 12: mixes to this list, natch.
Here are sixteen remixes, bootlegs and demo versions that you need in your life. I would write a blurb for each one but putting this shit together took longer than expected so I’ll let the music speak for itself.
I found this the other night on an old radio tape, and thankfully it’s already been liberated onto YouTube to save me five minutes of my valuable time. It’s basically an alternative version/remix of MC Shan‘s “Another One To Get Jealous Of” that was played on WBLS. Good times, indeed.
By the way, Shan also made a cartoon recently: (more…)
LL clearly read my article about him and decided to get his shit together for this guest spot on Action Bronson‘s remix. Pity that the rapping mummy Lloyd Banks is on this instead of Curtis though. SAAB Stories drops next week.
M.W.P. is a producer from Espergærde, Denmark, who just dropped this collection of Roc Marciano remixes over at Bandcamp. Not that “Snow” actually needed a remix, but it’s always interesting to hear different interpretations of great vocals.
To celebrate the release of the superb Nineteen Ninety Now LP with Celph Titled, Buckwild is releasing a limited-edition vinyl EP (only 200 copies) on No Sleep Recordings, with remixes/unreleased cuts with Celph on the A side and some unreleased remixes on the flip. Here’s his lost remix of ‘Fast Life’ – not to be confused with the Salaam Remi or Vinyl Reanimator versions…
Buckwild: “I worked on this somewhat later then I should have. Even though I did the album version and it was the single, Salaam’s remix was chosen before I even turned this in. I was going to use it on the white label, but went with the Nas and AZ songs instead”.
Here’s the entire Recon mixtape, featuring Confidence‘s remixes of classic 90’s tracks and DJ Grazzhoppa (1991 European DMC Champ) handling scratch and blend duties. Obviously the original versions of these songs didn’t require any improvement, but it’s always interesting to hear a new take on these well-worn classics.
Here’s the first track from a remix project put together by a kid called Confidence, who’s ReCon mixtape will feature his versions of Capone-N-Noreaga‘s ‘T.O.N.Y.’, G. Rap‘s ‘On The Run’ and Black Moon‘s ‘How Many M.C.’s’, amongst others. A good idea or should some songs be off-limits to remix?
Lord Finesse feat. O.C. & KRS-One – ‘Brainstorm’ (Confidence Remix)