Everyone knows that the live version of the Talking Head’s hit “Take Me To The River” is far superior to the album cut. Especially Andrew Clark who knew it well enough to make this smashing re-edit you hear above. It’s everything you love about the original…only more so.
And free to download too!
Archive for September, 2011
I am constantly amazed at what can be found on the internet for free. Free maps, free information, free pictures…free porn. But my all time favorite is the amount of free music you can find with a simple click of the mouse, and one of my favorite places to do this is over at Resident Advisor.
Founded in 2001 as a site to cover the Australian dance music scene, it quickly outgrew it’s regional focus within a year and began a more global focus on electronic music from all over. The site is full of all kinds of articles, reviews, information, DJ charts, upcoming event listings, tickets and most notably podcasts.
(Note: try googling podcasts sometime. You’ll find all kinds of stuff)
It’s the podcasts that really set RA apart from other music sites because they get some of the best and brightest musicians, DJs and producers to make mixes for them every week. and if you sign up with them, you get em all for free. I know what you’re thinking. Another site that wants my info…blah blah blah. They’ll send me emails, and spam and everything will suck.
True…maybe. But that’s why you open a separate email account just for these purposes, because the music is worth it.
Previous podcast mixes of note came from such luminaries as Greg Wilson, DJ Harvey, Trus’me, The Orb, Todd Terje and Richie Hawtin. But aside from the guys you know and love, you’ll discover a slew of names and styles you may never have heard of. There’s also a Soundcloud page where it appears they are posting mixes of their monthly picks.
Here is one of my favorite mixes from 2008 from Aeroplane, which still gets played in my car from time to time. Download em, check em out…and then head over to RA for more.
Because there’s always more.
Yeah…I know I kind of bow at the alter of AOR Disco these days, but they do kind of deserve it and you should visit their site, book mark it and check that shit regularly. And I still believe that Adult Oriented Rock is the new Heavy Metal.
DJ Same really kills it here with smooth transitions and blends that are on point as well as in key. That, and his selection is top notch. Check the set list.
01. Whistle Test
02. Two Tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood(Annihilation)(Wu Tang Edit)
03. The Isley Brothers Don’t Live Here Anymore – Heavenly Mash
<<The Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark (Vins Edit)
<<Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (LNTG Rework)
04. The Eagles – Tell Me Why (Tony Jacolone Edit)
05. Thunderclap Newman – Something in the Air (DeepSoundDesignRemix)
06. Saint Etienne – Sun in my Morning (The Starkiller’s I Love The Smell Of Balearic Piano Disco In The Morning Remix)
07. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (A Jimmy Michaels Mix)
08. James Taylor – Something In The Way She Moves (BP’s ‘Feelin’ Fine In The Countryside’ Dub)
09. Amy Holland – Strengthen my Love (Northern Rascal Stronger Edit 2011)
10. Dr. Hook – Sexy Eyes (BP’s Edit)
11. Carole King – It’s Too Late (Tony Jacalone Edit)
12. Jaye P Morgan – Let’s Get Together (Ole Smokey’s Looking For Love Edit)
14. Young Edits – Smiling At You (Young Edits Going Home Version)
15. Chicken Lips – Sweet Cow (mikeBurns Twisted Disco Version)
16. Talking Heads – Take Me To The River (AC’s Live Jam Re-Edit)
17. ZZ Top – Gimme all your Lovin’ (Scratchandsniff’s Beardy Rerub)
18. Christopher Cross – Ride like the Wind (Henry’s Lost Disco Mix)
19. Ace – How Long (Tony Jacolone Edit)
20. Fleetwood Mac – Hypnotized (Zambon Edit)
This mix is free to download (just click on the arrow on the right side of the play window for the download link) and will make you happier than any commercial garbage out there. Better yet, if you find a specific remix on here that you like…chances are you can also download it from Soundcloud.
Don’t sleep, this one is pretty special.
This is so genius that I am smacking the side of my head right now for not thinking of it sooner.
Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazawa took a slew of Fela Kuti samples and mashed them up with a handpicked selection of De La Soul accapellas to create “Fela Soul.” 8 tracks and 33 minutes of musical awesome sauce. Here’s what the man had to say:
“I came up with the concept for this project in fall of 2010. I wanted to follow through with it not only because it was a good idea, but because of the powerful impact both these artists have had on me and my music. Afrobeat, jazz, funk, and hip-hop are already so interconnected, and I always thought it would be exciting to work on a project that combined all of these elements together.”
“I hope this project will help to bridge the gap between hip-hop and afrobeat, and serve an introduction for hip-hop fans and music fans alike who are unfamiliar with Fela Kuti or De La Soul’s music.”
So if you are having a shit week, and you were quietly asking yourself what could possibly make things better AND you also had a deep love of both Afro-Beat and De La Soul…well then, dear listeners, this one goes out to you!
And do you know what puts the cherry on top of this musical sundae? It’s fucking free!
That’s right, thank you internets…free music for all! Download it HERE. You will need to sign up your email for the Gummy Soul mailing list, but the worst thing that could happen is that they send you music news and maybe more mixtapes.