Remix Art III : Acoustification

I went to see [re:jazz] in concert last week. They are a really awesome Jazz band, and the idea behind their music is quite remarkable: They play electronic music tracks as a Jazz band and do not just re-play the tracks, but truly re-invent them.

The originals usually come from well-known electronic artists like Air, Rockers Hifi, 4Hero or Goldie. Here’s an example:

For comparison: The original was done by Drum&Bass pioneer Goldie.

However, [re:jazz] is not alone with this idea. For example, there is a japanese band called A Hundred Birds who play well-known club classics. They usually stick closer to the original, but the results are also pretty amazing.

Another example comes from Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson who also did a whole album of acoustified versions of electronic tracks:

Technically, these productions are not remixes, but rather re-interpretations or covers versions. However, this shows nicely that the relation between electronic music and hand-made music does not have to be limited to sampling and remixing.

It doesn’t stop here though: To add one more mind-boggling iteration, [re:jazz] have just released a new album called “Electrified” that features electronic remixes of their rejazzified versions of electronic tracks…

About marvis (209 Articles)
Marvis is the founder of Sweet Headache. He lives in Cologne (Germany) and has been a music nerd for a long, long time.

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