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    Remix / Remodel / Rework - sometimes alchemy succeeds.

    A thread for those times when a remix, remodel, reworking or whatever turns out to actually better the original.

    I'll kick the thread off with a bit of an epic.....

    Burial Hex - "Book Of Delusions (Mueran Humanos rework/remix)"


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    That is a great topic!

    I usually hate remixes. Most of the time, it's just a weird non stop beat that has nothing to do with the actual song. The whole Radiohead TKOLRMX1234567[8] is a great exemple (it's not all shit, but it's not that great either).

    Reanimation had some great rework/remix. Almost half of the song came out somewhat better than the original (except In The End). I still believe it's the best remix album ever put out. I liked the Depeche Mode "reinterpretation" of Enjoy The Silence.

    The Great Destroyer (modwheelmood) is awesome! Right Where It Belong v2 too.

    Judith (renholder mix) is an interestingly good version of the Perfect Circle song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixML View Post
    Judith (renholder mix) is an interestingly good version of the Perfect Circle song.
    Did I hear someone say Maynard?


    by DAVE OGILVIE, Colin Janz of ESPER, and Matthew Moldowan of 16MM


    by Joey Jordison


    by Danny Lohner, Wes Borland, and Josh Eustis.


    Feat. Maynard James Keenan/John Frusciante (by Danny Lohner)


    Feat. Maynard James Keenan/Milla (By Danny Lohner)

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    ...And the entirety of this:

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    So pleased to see Echo Dek get a mention - love that very much.

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    I don't expect anyone here really knows the sources, but I put together a set of remix/covers EP for a band I do visuals for, loads of cool people did great stuff. http://revereonline.co.uk/reworked has 'em for free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    Did I hear someone say Maynard?
    That Momma Sed remix is really awesome.

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    Speaking of awesome Puscifer remixes, I really prefer this to the original:



    Once again, Danny's magic. Plus, it has different vocals by Maynard.

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    a few favs:

    cranes- jewel (robert smith mix)
    cabaret voltaire- sensoria (12'' mix)
    and also the trees- pear tree (robert smith mix)
    thirteen at midnight- other passengers (club mix francaise)
    trisomie 21- the last song (chapter IV remixed version)
    section 25- looking from a hilltop (restructure)
    nightmoves- transdance (any mix will do)
    skinny puppy- testure (12'' mix)
    blitz- solar (12'' mix)
    the cure- fascination street (12'' mix)
    john foxx & the maths- evergreen (xeno & oaklander mix)
    the lucy show- leonardo da vinci (extended mix)
    portion control- the great divide (remix)
    u2- new years day (usa remix)- different words!
    secession- touch (part 3)
    kissing the pink- watching their eyes (club mix)
    he said- could you? (too)
    little nemo- city lights (long way)
    depeche mode- never let me down (aggro mix)
    wir/wire- so and slow it grows (extended)
    ministry- i wanted to tell her (12'' mix)
    nash the slash- dance after curfew (club mix)

    big fan of those 12'' extended mixes. great for bathroom breaks during dj sets!

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    Remixes, Demos and Other Alternate Versions You Like More Than The Original

    Inspired by the "songs you like better on the album" thread in the Nine Inch Nails section, I thought it would be interesting to ask what songs do you enjoy better in an alternate form, be it a demo that lacks polish but "sounds" better, a remixed version by another artist, or an alternate recording that might change the whole mood of a song. (I'm not including covers by other artists or live versions. Strictly studio recordings or bootlegs.)

    Post away!

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    I prefer the remix of White Zombie's "Blood, Milk and Sky" over the original.


    Because it samples Funkadelic!! That sweet, sweet bassline...

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    I prefer Liar to Reptile, because the vocals pack so much more punch. I end up missing some of the production elements of the final version though (particularly the 'insect' pan crecendo around halfway through), so my version splices a few Reptile elements into it.
    I also prefer Reptilian, due to added funkiness and less monotony.

    Purest Feeling Sanctified over all other versions.

    Wretched (Version) over the original (just) due to more variety and subtlety.

    Starfuckers' Dave Ogilvie remix over original.


    Outside NIN, the main band that springs to mind is Evanescence, because I think their earliest material (prior to Fallen and widespread success) is by far their best. Almost everything on Fallen has a more soulful and less nu-metally antecedent on Evanescence EP, Sound Asleep, Origin or the Demo CD.
    Also, Prodigy has a tendency for their songs to be improved over time, either by other artists or themselves. With their greatest hits, they took the opportunity to fiddle with some of the tracks, to great effect (Spitfire's a really good example of that, as is Poison).

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    Good selections so far besides the Evanescance songs, especially that Blood Milk and Sky remix and The Wretched (Version).






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    NIN: Running remix > Running Studio

    Regina Spektor: Folding Chair demo > studio version

    Daft Punk: The Fall (m83 vs. Big Black Delta)

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    James - Ring The Bells (Alternative NRG Live recording). The original is happy and Cure-esque, this version was recorded for a Greenpeace-sponsored CD anthology where all the songs were powered by energy generated via alternative means, or something.

    Anyway this MUCH more downbeat version was famously used in S03E03 of the X-files, "D.P.O." (also featuring Jack Black and Giovanni Ribisi) in an opening scene (if I recall correctly).

    Like many I spent AGES trying to track this song down and actually met a really good friend on the quest.


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    QOTSA:
    Born to Hula 2000 >> 1997 version
    Auto Pilot live at Ancienne Belgique (from SFTD Tour Edition) >> studio version

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    i hate to be that guy, but here's this:
    http://www.echoingthesound.org/commu...chemy-succeeds


    perhaps a merge of the two, mods that be?

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    Top of my head
    the Still version of The Becoming I prefer to the original.
    i love some of the Closer remixes more than Closer
    i have a 12" of Depeche Mode's Just Can't Get Enough that I prefer
    Night Version of Duran Duran's Girls on Film

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    KMFDM's Orifice of Avarice RMX of Assemblage 23's "Greed"

    part remix / part cover, the "grittier" texture of the remix really works wonders, and it's probably the best thing KMFDM has done recently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Beach View Post


    Danny really did something special with this. It makes the original sound so dull and boring.


    Also, his remixes of Denial Waits and Sword by Ashes Divide are awesome. Apparently he remixed the whole record, just wish all the other mixes would surface.

    In fact, pretty much every remix Danny does ends up sounding better than the album version. The Undertaker remix for Puscifer, The Outsider (Apocalypse Mix) for APC, Where Is Everybody? (Version), it goes on and on...

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    RDJ kills it with these:



    Don't much care for Daft Punk anymore, but this remix has always been one of my favourite things they've done:
    (LOL @ the video)
    Last edited by xmd 5a; 03-14-2014 at 07:00 PM.

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    I became a GUI BORATTO fan specifically because of his brilliant remix work.

    I think it was that introduced me to him. I love his signature bass grooves and twangy guitar over electronics, which you can hear on too.

    CHROMEO and WHITE SEA also deserve serious recognition for their remix work since they both are generally more interested making their "remixes" into new songs altogether (i.e. added lead vocals, etc.)

    - absolutely batshit synth solo on this one.

    - I love the original, but Morgan Kibby's added vox and low end seal the deal.


    and are 2 of the best remix artists out there as well. Rex has a consistent sound that I find appealing whilst Trentemøller can veer from extremely clubby to percussion-less & piano driven, and do both very well.

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