A few years ago, I participated in a number of the remix contests sponsored by the Indaba website –a chance to play producer with some big name artists. Generally I tried to work chiefly with the raw materials of the original song. Although I entered many contests (and won none!) I felt my most successful remix was the track linked below, for the song “Warriors” by Kimbra, Mark Foster and A-Trak.
The original song was a very full, electronic soundscape. My remix was a much more stripped down, organic and minimalist experience that highlighted the vocals and the lyrics.
If you wish, you can listen to it here.
- The Dangerously Talented Miriam Makeba
- We Invented the Remix, Part II
- Black Music As Philosophy: We Invented the Remix, Part I
- Not Playing the Background
- Columbus Invitational All Stars
- Fountains of Wayne: A Case Study
- In Memory of the Queen of Soul
- Alt Classical: The Innovators
- WC Handy: That Random Minor Note Part II
- That Random Minor Note, Part I: Janelle Monae