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Al Green – Simply Beautiful (King Most Redirection)

Let’s get some soul in you today.  San Francisco DJ King Most has picked up Al Green‘s 1972 tune and put it on wheels. Simply Beautiful is from the album I’m Still in Love With You.   This track moves along at a comfortably mid-tempo pace.  The style of this edit is heavily influenced by King Most‘s taste, which ranges from soul to R&B to old-school hip hop.

As time goes by, I’m starting to see as well as participate in a different kind of beauty in this city.  While San Francisco has its undeniable antiquated elements to ogle at, like the gorgeous Victorian facades and the Golden Gate Bridge to, the thing that makes this city so beautiful is its passionate people.  Pure and simple, SF residents with strong desires are what make this city so appealing.

Another part of the city that makes it enormously appealing are the cultural events, which are driven by one person or a group of people who put all of themselves in to evolving the community creatively as well as aesthetically.  As a resident there are so many options to learn so many different things about a myriad of subjects, whether its woodwork, literature, classic films, bicycle mechanics, or even wine- or beer-making.

When you care, you’re beautiful.”

Get down on this smooth re-edit and fall in love with your passions all over again.

Al Green – Simply Beautiful (King Most Redirection)

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Al Green – Simply Beautiful (King Most Redirection)

Phew baby! What a beautiful re(direction) of an already exquisite song. When I heard this edit, I almost thought it was an edited original. Like an original recording of the song that had not been released. The thing I love about these kinds of edits (and by these kind, I mean old soul/jazz track edits — Nina Simone, Billy Holiday etc. “Remixed & Reimagined”) is how much respect is given to the original. I’ve been really into these “edits” lately, because they play with the song in such an simple way. This track doesn’t necessarily feel like a “remix” where bleeps and robot sounds are tossed around (though let’s be honest, we love those bleep/bloop/robotics in their own context), but a vision of the original artists work. I’d like to say that if the same technology were available during the recording of the actual original, perhaps it would have come out like this in the beginning.

Edits and remixes will always exist to throw a spin on something that already exists. Chances are we’ve listened to the song so many times that the lyrics are unknowingly grained into our heads, so a remix creates a new feeling. If it’s done right, it sticks just as the original song did, recreating the experience of our first listen. If it’s done wrong, it can ruin a perfect song. With that being said, I hope you enjoy this edit as much as I do!

Al Green – Simply Beautiful (King Most Redirection)