Remixing classic tunes into booty-shaking dance songs is a tricky business. Mess with the originals integrity too much and folks arent going to want to move their feet. On the other hand, some reinterpretations dont even sound like the original mash-ups, save for an oddly placed, out-of-synch backbeat.
The Los Angeles-based Villains have tackled some super-recognizable songs by heavy-hitting artists Around the World by Daft Punk, Bloc Partys Hunting for Witches, a reworking of Michael Jacksons famous tune Thriller that they dub Thrilla and produced some absolutely sick results. Were not the only ones who think so, as Februarys issue of Spin lists Thrilla in the mags songs you need to download now list.
Villains will perform their first-ever AZ show with a two-hour, four-turntable set. Villains are the shit, because they are a group of experienced audio engineers from L.A. who decided to put their deep knowledge of sound and production into creating some of the best remixes and original tracks around, says DJ Epidemic.
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Tue., Feb. 5, 9 p.m., 2008