The next track for Amin Payne & Ben Bada Boom’s “Collision Remixed” is up. This time around, swiss producer Chief reinterprets one of our absolute favorites from the album, a track titled “Destiny”. Whereas the original version is more eclectic and driven as far as the rhythm goes, Chief takes it into a more atmospheric direction with his reverb-soaked pads and soundscapes. Make sure to check out the whole remix album, which will be released september 8th.
After kicking off “Collision Remixed” with Submerse’s remix earlier this week, Cascade Records dropped the second reinterpretation, Suff Daddy’s take on “Uturn Meon”. On both Remixes, Submerese and Suff Daddy respectively, show a new refreshing take on the original tracks. “Collision Remixed” will be released september 8th and is available for pre–order now via Cascade Records’ Bandcamp now.
As you might have heard, Soulpete released his album “Soul Raw” via EtRecs recently. The Line-up of emcees featured on “Soul Raw” is nothing short of amazing. In addition to the regular tracks, the vinyl version of the album, which is set to be released on June 27th will feature 4 exclusive remixes. One of he remixes comes from our own Robot Orchestra. Here is his take on “Undisputed Champs” with vocals by the one and only Guilty Simpson.
One for the Ladies… Melbourne based producer Amin Payne flipped this Kelis acapella to bring us his own take on the song “Trick Me”. In customary manner, Amin Payne combines funky Synths and Basslines with lush drums, which provide the foundation for Kelis vocals to unfold. Caution: This will make you wanna put on your dancing shoes and move your feet. Free download of this track is available on Amin Payne’s soundcloud.
The Sun God by Common & Hi Tek is a beautiful track in its original form. Now, to remix a beautiful track like that without having everyone naging and bitching you got to have skill! We are used to find elaborate productions on a very high level when we search the word-wide-web for cologne based producer Robot Orchestra. This particular remix is a 100% match between beat and acapella (which is as rare as monkeys at the north pole) and you have the impression of hearing this wonderful song the first time all over again. Even the chorus got a new interpretation and fits perfectly in the new instrumental frame and the overall atmosphere!
Once again, we’re amazed by this great Review from EyeKnowHipHop! Here’s what they had to say about Shuffle Jack’s and Robot Orchestra’s MF DOOM Remix trilogy:
“The fine Hip Hop minds behind Hobo Truffles Ode To Ghana LP are back at it again; this time remixing the Supervillain’s instantly recognisable rhymes with some more of their inimitable beats.
Melody goes to show that Robot Orchestra and Shuffle Jack can flip anything and have it be an interesting composition that reshapes the sample material into a new form; it also provided the pair the much-coveted opportunity to create a killer comic-book intro to accompany DOOM’s larger than-life character. Viktor Vaughn himself has done this numerous times to perfection, but with this latest free mix, Robot X Shuffle join the likes of Grip Grand amongst the slim ranks of producers that have successfully payed homage to DOOM’s style; sampling daytime TV dramatics that loudly exclaim the arrival of the ‘metal-faced terrorist’, and although he can’t ‘claim responsibility’, I’m sure Dumile would approve of the new twists the producers put on his animated accapellas. The beat is busy, with loose percussion that twirls around you, as orchestral symphonies strive for your attention and continental crooners serenade the ear in between DOOM’s deft verses.
Their take on De La Soul’s Rock CoCane Flow floats along with an extraterrestrial sci-fi steez; the stop-start nature of the original feeling less jolting on this reworking; the pair programming hi hats and bells with patterns more interesting than cymatics. The beat has a swing that falls over itself and compliments the more unorthodox elements of DOOM’s flow, then miraculously seems to fall back into place just in time for the De La MC’s to rhyme.
Robot Orchestra’s ambitious remix of Gazillion Ear takes Dilla’s lounge organ beat, files it away neatly; then begins a completely new page in the song’s history book, taking the accapella away from the Napoleon Dynamite-esque sounds of the original and towards a whole new paradigm. Using loose, rolling snares and beefy kicks that surreptitiously lay under stealthy organ melodies, this remix makes DOOM come across lyrically like James Bond’s Hip Hop cousin from the rough part of town; creeping through the London night with a swanky suit, a mouth full of beer, and a mask full of blunt smoke as he spills lyrical gifts left and right and tries to fuck his secretary. The melodies and steady bass of the middle section build slowly, forming a theatrical tension before Robot Orchestra releases those marching drums on you once again, DOOM’s rhymes picking up momentum as the song gets it’s second wind.
Pair any decent producer with MF; remix or collab, and I’m on board. Getting remixes of this calibre out of the blue from two of the instrumental Hip Hop scene’s best is enough to satisfy any instrumental head or dedicated DOOM fan.”