Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles
I’m not sure why The Beatles are the go to band to remix with (insert hip-hop act of your choice here), but as long as it’s still working I won’t complain. In this case we’re given Magical Mystery Chambers with the costars being Wu Tang. As with most remixes like this some of the mixes fly and some don’t but the former far outweighs the latter on this mixtape. “Got Your Money” is mixed with “You Never Give Me Your Money” and flows seamlessly, both in sound and name. Hit the link to download the whole album for free. It asks you to sign up, but it’s worth the 5 minutes it will take you to register.
Synth-pop seems to be becoming a staple of this blog these past few weeks. Rather than buck a trend let’s talk Alan Palomo, otherwise known as Neon Indian. The first LP Psychic Chasms was released last year and made a splash with “Deadbeat Summer” and “Should Have Taken Acid With You”. Neon Indian actually sounds to me like a less new-wave Cut-Copy. I suppose you can be the judge of whether or not that’s a good thing.
It’s no secret that Diplo has been fresh to death for the better part of the last 5 or 6 years, but lately he’s really impressed me with how he’s been able to keep innovating. Being 50% of the incredibly well executed Major Lazer hipped me to what he’s capable of and he’s done nothing, but back hat up since. He’s since produced a new track with Drake and Wheezy called “Unstoppable” not to mention remixing Feist’s “I Feel It All” and mixing The Cure and Outkast with amazing results.