Thursday, October 05, 2006

Shocking the Monkey

I've been a huge fan of Peter Gabriel for a long time. Today I came across a link thatjust thrilled me. His record company - real World - has a site devoted to remixes of songs in their catalog. They have just completed a competition for remixes of Shock the Monkey. It is amazing what someone with talent and the right equipment can do in remixing a song.

I have only listened to about 20 but the different takes on this song from individual to individual really do amaze me. At this point, this mix by Caml is my favorite. It takes the song in a completely different direction but works perfectly. If you click on the link to top twenty at the top of the page you can listen to some other takes on the song.


fernando said...

Byrne and Eno have done a similar thing with bush of ghosts. you can download all the tracks and remix yourself and they have a section where you can listen to people's remixes. great stuff!!!

roy said...

Thanks Fernando! My Life in the Bush of Ghosts was a seminal album and this website is great.

Jon said...

Wow! That is an amazing example of reimagining.

Jon said...

Oh! Oh!
How about this silly one? It is the best example I've heard of creative pitch-shifting that doesn't sound unnatural.