I was getting rid of a bunch of CD’s when I ran into Charlotte Gainsbourg’s 2009 release IRM. I only listened to this album for a few days when it was released so I’d completely forgotten how seductive, eclectic and edgy the album is, she definitely takes after her father when it comes to music. Beck produced, composed and co-wrote the album and it’s quite apparent as he successfully neglects all genres, styles, lines and categorizations while still making it accessible and easily understood.
Anyways, I burned the CD, threw it away and hit the internet to buy anything from her I didn’t have and that’s when I ran into the XXXChange remix of Time of the Assassins. This version is dark, has a slick bass line, moves, screams mystery and never get’s boring, XXXChange really used his imagination on this one because the original although great in it’s out right sounds nothing like this, fresh. I tell you man, the internet is like the ghost producer of music right not because it gets everyone remixing and reworking each others tracks and that type of collaboration and sharing of inspiration only leads to good things. Thriller is the greatest selling, most known album of all time and while Quincy was the guy who put it all together there where sooo many people working on that album, so many minds coming together, so many influences, so many masters that contributed that it’s only right it would reach so many people in return.Â Alright, I have to finish off this week before all the weekend madness and traveling begins but I’ll be back with something tomorrow, enjoy.