Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pixies With A Twist

I actually spoke briefly about this song on the other website I write for, In A Nutshell, in regards to it's fantastic and appropriate spot on the Fight Club soundtrack. I didn't, however, explore the numerous other covers and versions of this classic indie-rock tune by The Pixies. "Where Is My Mind?" has been covered by Nada Surf (just great), Placebo, and Kings of Leon (which my brother guest-posted about). But if you want a little extra jazz in your Pixies (dub)step, then here are the two new versions for you.

I am obsessed with the Bassnectar Dubstep remix right now. I'm always delighted to find new and original covers of songs that really put the new twist on display, and with almost any song nowadays - Dubstep remixes are one of the best ways to do that. Dubstep, an electro genre that focuses on heavy bass beats, samples and a whirring lighter build-up, is a great way to get your veins pumping and your heart racing. Despite whether or not you are drawn to the genre, it's difficult to stay still when it's on. Starts with a shoulder shake, heads towards a knee bob, and ends with full body toss. Commonly, dubstep artists will cover or sample a song that they decide to keep whole unaltered snippets in tact for - before throwing in the thunderous beat to get your body really heaving. I talked about Skrillex's outstanding dubstep performance at Bluesfest and how I had to drop my things in order to thrash around accordingly. Well, this is no different. Put down what you're holding - whether it's hot coffee (no burns allowed), a baby (protect the children) or your water bottle (unless you need a cool-off in this heatwave) and let the massive beat rock you. This is Pixies, dubstepped.

Also, if you're in the mood for a strange but awesome mash-up, my discovery of this dubstep lead me to an even more infectious mash-up that works well in the groove department: Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On" v.s  The Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?"...How do they think of this stuff? Good times ahead with these two new tunes. Enjoy!



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