Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Radiohead Are My Homies

Weird Fishez

"After a cease & desist put the breaks on Amplive's Radiohead In Rainbows remix project, the online music community reasonably wondered if the tracks would ever see the light of day. Well, here they are.

While the Oakland producer/DJ acknowledges that he probably should have contacted Radiohead (who were not involved in the project) to seek approval prior to making his interpretations publically available, an agreement has been reached between all involved parties and Amplive has been granted permission to release 'Rainydayz Remixes' for free to the general public. Effective immediately, the eight-track record is available HERE.

Rainydayz Remixes is composed exclusively of source material pulled from In Rainbows, re-envisioned by Amplive and complimented by vocal work from Too $hort, MC Zumbi of Zion I, Chali2na of Jurassic 5, Codany Holiday, and Del The Funky Homosapien.

This is such an interesting idea/project. I love the thought of mixing two such disparate forms of music, and this does just that to sometimes brilliant effect (see Weird Fishez). I love that the band sanctioned its release after being alerted to its existence. It speaks to the quality of what is on offer here, and to the band's approach to using the web to promote its music. I love the internets.

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