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Steve Reich x Röyksopp

This is could be considered blasphemy by some. To remix Steve Reich is an outrage. Somehow Röyksopp does this quite tastefully, retaining Steve Reich’s vision and sound while adding their signature sound. A well balanced re-visioning of an amazing track.

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“We wanted to make our own version of this beautiful piece of music, adding beats and bass, and at the same time stay 100% true to the original arrangement. However, for our needs, we respectfully (although some might say cheekily) altered the whole song from a 3/4 to a 4/4 time signature. Not unlike how The Orb did it in their 90’s classic Little Fluffy Clouds. Actually, editing and experimenting with this piece of music turned out to be great fun!
So much fun, in fact, that we wanted to depart further from the original, and create yet another version. This time, using the tone quality of the original sample as a starting point, we embarked on an analog-fueled journey into repetitive madness and harmonic bliss.” Röyksopp

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/April%202010/Fairtilizer%2097012%20-%20Steve%20Reich%20-%20Electric%20Counterpoint_%20III.%20Fast%20(R_yksopp%20True%20To%20Original%20Edit).mp3]
Stevie Reich – Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast (Röyksopp True To Original Edit)

3 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. EliaL

    umm I’ll just go ahead and say this is fantastic

  2. lolwat

    “In my generation we tore the wall down and now we are back to the normal situation, for example if Brian Eno or David Bowie come to me, and if popular musicians remix my music like The Orb or DJ Spooky it is a good thing. This is a natural normal regular historical way.” – Steve Reich

    “This is could be considered blasphemy by some. To remix Steve Reich is an outrage.” – Asian Dan

  3. Great remix.

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