Some DJ remixes of popular songs include Andrew Weatherall���s remix of My Bloody Valentine���s ���Soon,��� Fatboy Slim���s remix of Cornershop���s ���Brimful of Asha,��� Armand Ven Helden���s remix of Tori Amos��� ���Professional Widow��� and OrtzRoka���s remix of Peter Bjorn and John���s ���Young Folks.��� These remixes reimagine popular songs, keeping some elements while rendering other unrecognizable.Continue Reading
British shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine combine hazy melodies with layers of reverb and distortion, creating a wall of sound based primarily around guitars. DJ Andrew Weatherall���s remix resamples the band���s singular sound but puts a beat under it, employing the melodies for a more danceable style.
Cornershop had a major hit with the 1960s pop sounds of ���Brimful of Asha,��� but DJ Fatboy Slim streamlines the song for his remix, breaking it down to the verse and chorus. With a faster tempo and emphasized melodies, the remix highlights the original���s strongest features.
Armand Ven Helden takes Tori Amos��� moody ���Professional Widow,��� often rumored to be about Courtney Love, and renders it almost unrecognizable, chopping the song into pieces and reimagining it as a dancefloor anthem. Making use of Amos��� vocal snippets as well as a heavy beat, the song shows how drastically a remix can reinvent a song.
Peter Bjorn and John���s ���Young Folks��� offered one of the 2000���s most distinct hooks in the form of its instantly recognizable whistled melody. OrtzRoka���s remix affixes an electronic beat to the song and trades most of its vocals for gauzy keyboards.Learn more about Art & Literature