DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine
This week’s SMM is a balance of the past and present. Ellie Goulding’s recent cover of Alt-J starts us off, before we enter the past with two incredible remixes of the Smashing Pumpkins and Led Zeppelin. We finish off with some newer upbeat material from Bonobo and FaltyDL.
If you missed any of DA‘s more mellow selections from the past week, check out the free stream of Disclosure’s new album, Mt. Eden’s latest orchestral dubstep, and Follow Me’s recent nu-disco original. For five tracks to mystify your morning and mesmerize your ears, click past the break.
Ellie Goulding’s recent cover of Alt-J’s “Tessellate” is the definition of morning medicine. Aided by some excellent downtempo production from Xaphoon Jones, the cover is truly stunning.
Countless producers have tried to remix the Smashing Pumpkins over the years with varying success, but Virgin Magnetic Material’s newest remix to “Cherub Rock” is assuredly a winner. The remix slows down the tempo and compliments the lyrics with soaring pads.
Free n Losh have a tasteful knack for reworking classic rock ballads. Their rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” is wonderful evidence for this.
Picking up the tempo a bit, Bonobo’s “Emkay” off The North Borders employs subtle string work over a clean broken beat.
Keeping with the pace, FaltyDL’s remix to Toro y Moi’s “Rose Quartz” showcases the raw percussion that only the New York-based producer is capable of.