Saturday, March 6, 2010

What's This, A Party?:: Root Down & The Shining Path

Ok, due to some busy-ness last weekend, we didn't get and remix goodness posted for you fine folks last weekend. That won't do, so we're making it up to you with a double dose today. Neither has any Canadian content, but they are both pretty great in my humble, so I don't foresee much complaining.

We posted NY producer 5 Alive's K'Naan remix a month or so ago, and to show his gratitude, Mike sent us a few more of his creations. One of which happens to mix the Beasties Root Down with the infamous Michael McDonald sample that was likely already famous, but Warren G made famous-er. Well, seeing as how the hill loves both the Beasties and Regulate, this was a no-brainer to post - it just took a little while to get up. It's a good one, I think you'll enjoy it.

The next song is a little more current, but just as good. I've been an RJD2 fan for quite some time, so it's been good to see people excited about RJ's new album, The Colossus. There's another NY producer who's also excited about this album: Alan Wilkis, who recently sent us his remix of The Shining Path, which is a really smoothed out, jazzy take on the song and it suits Phonte Coleman's vocals to a T. Another really good song and remix for you, so enjoy it, and your weekend.







MP3:: Beastie Boys - Root Down (5 Alive Remix)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/5alivenyc






MP3:: RJD2 - The Shining Path (Alan Wilkis Remix)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/alanwilkis

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

What's This, A Party?:: You Say Party! We Say Die!

Well, with the 2010 Winter Olympics kicking off last night in Vancouver, it only seemed right that we fire up a Vancouver-related remix to get your Saturday up & smoking (wink, wink, nudge, nudge - you know what I'm saying Vancouver).

Well it was lucky we just so happened to have this Los Campesinos remix of Laura Parker's Prom by You Say Party! We Say Die! on hand, and it's a perfect fit. YSPWSD is of course from Vancouver, and Los Campesinos represents Cardiff, Wales, which will be represented at the Olympics by the Great Britain squad. So you know, a perfect fit! And the remix is a good one - it's rare as far as remixes go in that it is likely more rocking and less electronic than the original, but it's solid none the less. Enjoy!

Oh, and Go Canada, get us some of that biathlon gold.







MP3:: YSPWSD - Laura Palmer's Prom (Los Campesinos Remix)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/yousaypartywesaydie
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/loscampesinos

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

What's This, A Party?:: Classified, Iyaz & Skratch Bastid

Not sure if you've heard, but the Winter Olympics are starting next week, and they are in Canada! Vancouver to be precise. I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get that Winter Olympics fever pretty bad - there's nothing that heats up my February like some hot Biathlon action.

So then, how about something a little patriotic to get us all fired up to dominate all those Estonians and Slovaks who are heading to Vancouver next week to try and deprive us of our destiny of winning the overall medal competition. Well I can't think of anything more suitable for such a purpose than Classified's Oh Canada. Last month, Class put the call out for folks to come out and help him film the video for this very pro-Canada song from his last album, Self-Explanatory, and the results are pretty fun.

However, the point of this series is to post some of the remixes we're sent, and it just so happens we have one that's Classified-related. Halifax native, and DJ extraordinaire Skratch Bastid has flipped a rather ubiquitous radio favorite from Iyaz with Classified's The Maritimes - not a likely combo by any means, but the results are rather enjoyable. So, enjoy.

VIDEO:: Classified - Oh... Canada








MP3:: Iyaz - Replay (Skratch Bastid Classified Maritimes Remix)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/hiphopclassified
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/skratchbastid

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

What's This, A Party?:: K'Naan ABC's Remix

We launched this new weekend section for remixes last week, so if you're looking for the history behind it, go back and check it out. And quite honestly, that Tor-made Final Fantasy/Q-Tip remix did such big business that it appears this new section may have peaked after one week, but the show must go on, as they say.

And go on it will, with a remix of K'Naan's ABC's done by NYC producer 5 Alive. Not only is this a great song that's been given a pretty sweet, machine-gun-funk kind of make-over by 5 Alive, but it features hill fave the Chubbster, which itself is really enough to get it a posting here. On top of that, K'Naan performed during last night's Canada For Haiti benefit, so it seems even more appropriate. Enjoy.







MP3:: K'Naan - ABCs f. Chubb Rock (5 Alive Remix)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/5alivenyc

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

What's This, A Party?:: Tor - Final Fantasy & Q-Tip Remix

If the Ack thought I would stand idly by while he launched a new section earlier this week (our new hot singles section Matt Dillon's Soul Patch), he was mistaken. We've been thinking of creating a new section for a while to post the remixes we're sent, which are often quite good, but they don't often fit into what we normally do on a daily basis. So, we've created this section, that we'll run occasionally on Saturdays when we've go something good, so you can kick your weekend up a few notches.

The name? Well it comes courtesy of Jeanette Lapaix, mother of hill co-founder Shawn Lapaix, who would utter the phrase any time she'd roll into Shawn's bedroom/dance studio/kung fu movie theatre and there were any more than 2 people present. It became the stuff of legend amongst the HH extended posse, and so what better way to pay tribute than to immortalize it on our moderately successful Canadian music blog? Exactly, there is no better way. As we've mentioned before, Shawn loved Kid N' Play, so a stylin' pic of them also seems like a good idea.

So what are we debuting the section with? Well, it's a good one: a remix of Final Fantasy's The CN Tower Belongs to The Dead that mixes in the vocals from Q-Tip's Work It Out (and yes, I know it's Owen Pallet now, but this song is from his Final Fantasy days). It's done by Montreal producer Tor, who garnered a nice bit of buzz for his Sufjan Stevens/hip hop remix project Illinoize, and he's got another good one on his hands here. Enjoy!







MP3:: Tor - The CN Tower can work it out (Final Fantasy f. Q-Tip)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/tormusic

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