Wednesday 18 March 2015

Music For Freelance

You ever get an album that becomes much more relevant as time goes on? I've had this remix album in my collection for nearly 10 years now and only recently have I used itfor the title's intended purpose as I settle into my life as a freelance video editor (You can see my showreel if you're interested here!) But enough about me, let's get onto the tunes.

Obviously Cowboy Bebop's soundtrack has a whole reputation of it's own, a well deserved one I might add. A lot of potential for remixes on it too, I've already posted some of the bigger name ones such as Mr. Scruff & Luke Vibert, but there's other highlights to be had. Take the Remix of Space Lion, transforming a Jazz meets world music number into something a little more lounge-y.

A surprising contribution from Ian Pooley is also a highlight. I remember going expecting some House style goodness, especially considering the original Fantaisie Sign was a lovely jazzy Drum & Bass piece. Instead, Pooley serves up something not too disimillar from the Bossa Nova direction Thievery Corporation took on Saudade.

Rounding us of we have a rework of a track I have a love/hate relationship with. I'd be lying if I didn't say I loved the original, but some days something about that scratchy beat of the intro just grates on me. Luckily Ian is here to solve that problem, keeping the smooth parts of the track intact and arranging them over an even smoother backdrop. A treat to listen to. And with that it's back off to work I go!

-Claude Van Foxbat

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