There are thousands of popular artists out there today making new singles all the time. With the increase in bedroom producers, though, the ability to simply download a whole studio that you can use right on your lap has made original songs more scarce. Now it seems that you're finding tens of thousands of remixes by artists with more and more ludicrous names, leaving you wondering, "Viking Sword Bro- what?" This weekly segment will bring you the popular remixes and the never heard of "Viking Sword Brothers" remixes of a (common) artist's singles. From all these bedroom producers we are seeing one thing, and that is absolutely fantastic, manipulated, warped remixes.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are a little against the grain for the typical artists that I like to feature on this weekly segment but there is no doubt that they are one of the most notorious and popular rock bands and so I feel most people will be able to enjoy this week's remixes. I have featured my top 5 favourite remixes with a additional bunch of goodies to feed your thirsty, milk-craving ears. Enjoy.
5. The LED Remix
The LED's remix of "Under the Bridge" is a synth-washed disco spin on the original. A smooth beat with a acid-wash rolls over the vocals and the main melody. LED's track reminds me a lot of Gigamesh or Discotech. It has a very funky beat and uses the vocals at just the right timing, slowly layering sounds over one another to create a interesting soundscape and catchy tune.
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4. Promise Land Bootleg
Promise Land is not to be mistaken for the famous festival. This duo from Rome has been on the progressive house/electro house scene for quite some time. This gem by the duo continues their aggressive side with a heavy beat and climatic build that defines their talent. Their remix starts slow with the original vocals from "Californication" but slowly builds into a beat-thumping snare pattern mayhem with high peaks and low troughs that work through the original track at a lightning pace. Promise Land works their usual magic as they layer acid sound atop of a progressive build.
3. Love and Light Remix
Love and Light's remix was probably the most popular remix that I could find of Red Hot Chili Peppers and it's truly earned that position. I was surprised by the low amount "Can't Stop" remixes, other then this, one other in this post and a couple of terribly made 8-bits and chopped and screwed videos on youtube you had reached your expense of remixes. Love and Light's remix surely does it's just with a deep bass and a heavy tremble that work around the original beat and vocals from "Can't Stop". Instead of simply overpowering the original music Love and Light work hand in hand with "Can't Stop's" melody. Enjoy.
2. Hoxton Whores Remix
Hoxton Whores' remix was one of the hardest remixes to find, but I'm so glad I finally managed to find an mp3 because it screams electro trance. Hoxton Whores take the original vocals and use the intro from "Snow" to build you up to the drop with its classic melody then add a suspenseful loop that comes crashing back down again wi th a groovy electronic beat. This remix placed second because it's so energetic and has so much going on but doesn't completely transform the original.
1. Third Party Remix
Third Party's remix is just wow. It was actually rediscovering this piece on my iPod that made me want o make an "Artist Remixed - Red Hot Chili Peppers." The initial clap of the snare of that builds its way to the beat coming kicking in and a smooth synth layered on top that helps builds the suspense gives me shivers. Third Party throws in a small sneak of the original vocals from "Otherside" then goes instantly back to the synth that builds you up to the original melody. Instantly, you're faced with the classic lyrics that would be sure to have a whole club singing along. Third Party miraculously layers a smooth synth to build on top of the vocals, which leads to the progressive house drop that comes crashing down. There's not more that can be said about this other than to simply press play and enjoy the magic.
The Cookies for your Milk
Below is another big list of remixes and mashups that I gathered in my hunt for remixes that warp, twist and manipulate the sound of Red Hot Chili Peppers in other unique ways. Highlights on the Figgy remix which is a more fast-paced beat remix and Tim Mason's progressive house remix.
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