Continuing the theme of Dubstep remixes, this parts gonna show you that no track is safe from a savage dubstep reworking. in this installment, we'll have remixes of everything from 60's motown style tracks, to reggae tracks that inspired dub in the first place.
starting it off, probably the best known dubstep remix of a popular song, Skream's remix of In For The Kill. Thanks to blogs & extensive radio 1 play the track exploded in popularity (and did so again a few months later, due to it being featured in an ad for Bayonetta)
La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream Remix) [click to download]
it's quite slow for the first thirty seconds or so. And then the bass hits along with Roux's vocals, and continues for the better part of the whole song, eventually leading to a Jungle style breakdown. this is one of those tracks to christen your sub with.
Moving away from popular music, but to a track that some of you will be familliar with, a fairly recent mix of SMD's Cruel Intentions. It's as good, if not better than the original. this one isn't too filthy either, there is a wobble, but it isn't the kind to shake your house's foundations, instead focusing more and the vocals & synths hits from the original track.
overall, a decent remix that doesn't rely on heavy bass to get there.
Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) [click to download]
Another remix of a track even more of you will know fairly well, Township Funk. Except it isn't Township Funk... it's Township Spunk! it again focuses on the original track, but every element from the original is re-done in Stenchman's unique style (he's like the Aphex Twin of Dubstep) with very little sampling, check it out for yourself.
Stenchman - Township Spunk [click to download]
mmm, delicious reggae
Dubstep has a close relationship with Reggae & Dub, after all they led to the creation of the genre. So when a dubstep artist remixes a reggae tune, they take care and don't often do much to the track other than add some beats and a wobble, and this track is no exception. It nicley borders the line between chilled & high energy, and makes a decent non-filthy track
Horace Andy - Youths Of Today (Suspect Remix) [click to download]
And for now the ultimate finale. the one that proves anything can be Dubbed, and the result is nothing short of amazing. I'm not going to say much about this other than Cragga is mental for doing it. and the fact that it actually WORKS is even more mental.
The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (Cragga Remix) [click to download]
and that's that, not much filth this time apart from the final track, but that's not the point of this series :) stay tuned for part 3: The Leftovers
All Dubbed Up,
-Claude Van Foxbat