Archive for the ‘remix’ Category

FRMR – Night (I and I Necromancer Spell) remix

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Attention awesome new band alert:FRMR

Local dudes previously known for their freaky band Ghost Of Monkshood have a new more nocturnal and electronic project with a really good debut album coming soon. They asked me to do a remix of one of the standout tracks “Night” and here are the results.

The Futurist (Chase Spivey remix)

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The last track on the remix EP is also the last track on the album. The original version is as close to prog. as I’m likely to get. Chase Spivey (of psychedelic band Ghost of Monkshood) offers a stripped down version that rides on a nice mellow groove with dub undertones. You can now stream the whole album on the disco. page at left.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Here’s some photos of the limited edition remix CD out today.

The Bottom (Eric Sarmiento remix)

Monday, April 12th, 2010

My brother Eric has taken an interesting path on this remix of “The Bottom”. When I first listened to it I had a hard time following the “logic” of the arrangement but like a lot of the best tracks, appreciation grows over time. It’s kind of a deconstructed version and I like the way the vocals are repeated in different ways. It emphasizes the socioeconomic and political element of the lyrics and it ends with the positive affirmation “We Can”. I think we’ll hear a new full length record from Eric sometime in the not too distant future!

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The Top (Questions remix)

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I think the man behind the Questions moniker wishes to remain anonymous for the time being. All we know is that he lives in LA and produced a killer remix of “The Top”. Much like Dikolson’s Venus remix, Questions takes a small part of the original tune (the piano) and uses that for the basis of his jam. He kind of rides the vocals and brings out the slight rap element to them. The over all effect is a nice fat jam. Looking forward to more from Questions. His new single “Haggis” is available for a short time for free. Should be tasty. “Ask a couple of Questions“.

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Venus (Dikolson remix)

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Next Tuesday an EP of remixes from “White Noise/Black Music” will be out, so I thought I’d put the tracks up one by one. First off is the Dikolson remix of “Venus”. Dikolson is a moniker adopted by Czech native Filip Misek. We started working together a couple of years back on a remix I did for his former band Khoiba. I really like what he’s done with Venus. He took the post punk element of the song and ran with it. The subtle build up of layers is a nice touch. Try listening on headphones. Check out more Dikolson material on his myspace page and if you’re in Prague it looks like he’s opening for Caribou in a bit.

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White Noise/Black Music remixes EP out 4/13

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be releasing an EP of remixes from “White Noise/Black Music”. It will be appropriately called “Black Noise/White Music” and four artists have contributed remixes. Czech native Dikolson (formerly of Khoiba) produced a hard driving version of “Venus” that ascends like a spiral staircase to the sky. LA producer Questions has turned out a really thumpin version of “The Top” that’s somewhere in between House and Hip Hop. My bro. Eric deconstructed “The Bottom” and reassembled it into something new and Chase Spivey (of Psychedelic band Ghost of Monkshood) has turned “The Futurist” into a laid back minimal chill groove. I really like them all. Look for some samples soon and here’s the cover:

Khoiba vs. I and I remix

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Way back in the last decade.  Winter of ’07 to be exact.  Filip Misek of the Czech band Khoiba asked me to do a remix of a song called “Ohio” that they were going to put out as a single.  The original song was a cool Bjork meets Radiohead in eastern Europe kind of thing but somehow I re-envisioned it as a “Don’t You Want Me” or “Young Folks” (which had recently come out, as I recall) duet.  The results were surprisingly cohesive and are still one of my favorite remixes that I’ve done.  A year or so later the single finally came out on 7″ vinyl with the a side being the original and my remix as the b side.  Below you will find both versions for your listening pleasure.  Unfortunately the band broke up not long after the release of this one but Filip is working on a new project called Mitmi.  The first song they have up is really good and I’m looking forward to more.

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