Saturday, 26 June 2010

Hot Dub Injection (Part 2 Of 3)

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


Nite said...

Excellent Post Claude!! i like the dubby tracks ive already listened to :). Oh and just so you know, we put up the skream mix of La Roux a while back :P. other than that i do like this post!

RastaBlasta94 said...

Awesome post man, My Postman had me laughing till it raped my ears o.O
Hope to see some o' that filth in part 3 :)

Colour said...

Loved the Cruel Intentions remix. I hate Simian Mobile Disco, but that remix was freaking gazmix.

Wildman said...

I remember when the Skream remix of La Roux's song came out. Everyone whored it out, they had good reason to too. It's still good to listen to now :)
That SMD, Joker remix is just amazing, ever since the first time I listened to it I loved it.
Township Spunk, such a great dubstep track. Yet again, all of Stenchmans tracks are great :D
The Horace Andy Suspect remix was surprisingly good, liking the wobbles that went with it and the vocals too. Still sticking to the reggae like you said.
I even remember people having that Please Mr. Postman Cragga remix on their phones and playing me it, it their rubbish quality YouTube rip version. Glad you found it in 320 thanks Claude.
Great post, I'll be looking forward to the final part :) and other posts.

MixiM said...

Epic Post!

Boba Fettuccini said...

That Marvelettes remix should die in a hole. That is the worst rape of classic rock that has ever been made.

sammawson said...

Yet again you never stop amazing me with what tracks you can pull out of that hat epic post :D