Thursday, December 18, 2014

Covers that aren't covers [Updated]

While listening to this great track, I couldn't quite remember what GRIMES song he's based "Heartache" on:

It took Googling "GRIMES swinging a sword in the desert", but I found it: The original is called "Genesis":

Jump to 1:10 in the video for the core of the song. Also came across this: An excellent 8-bit rendition of Genesis. I don't usually go for chiptunes, but this is unlike most chiptune tracks that lean too heavily on midi or that ear-piercing Gameboy-reverb. Check it out:

Other versions are availble on the artists Bandcamp:

Update: More covers that aren't covers of Grimes - Genesis: Trevorsomething - Sega-Genesis. :)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Intergalactic Mashups

The original Beastie Boys - Intergalactic is an awesome, catchy track from my youth.

Not surprisingly, there's some really good mashup made using the Beastie Boys vocals that are worth listening to:

Daft Punk + Beastie Boys - Intergalactic Planet Get Lucky

There's actually two Ghostbusters / Intergalactic mashups I've found. The Jamal Bootleg mix is far punchier, but the looped beats are a bit jarring. For pure listening quality, the Josh Brewster Mashup works really well:

John Brewster - Intergalactic Ghostbusters (mashup)

...and something right out of left field:

M83 vs Beastie Boys - Midnight Galactic

Raves for Kids

A friend shared this gem with me: a rave for kids. Jump to 1:03 for something pretty wild looking.
I couldn't help but compare it to what my Elementary school Grade 8 dances sounded like back in the day. This is going to date me, but my memories of those didn't have any electronica, but instead featured Live - Lightening Crashes:

--with the hardest beats being dropped coming from Beastie Boys - Intergalactic:

I wish my gradeschool dances had glowsticks and early 90's trance instead. I'm making up for that oversight in spades these days.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

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