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Daughter – Medicine (Sound Remedy Remix)

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There are some tracks that build up within you, take you to different spaces of your mind, and resonate within you after they finish until you’re half way through the next song. Then there are some tracks that creep up on you, explode inside, and embed their shrapnel beneath your skin and bones. These songs keep you grounded while simultaneously taking you higher — exposing the sublimity of your brain and all its connections. They illuminate the path before you and show you what you could be. They’re not necessarily inspiring songs, they hit a spot in your drive that’s deeper than that. I’m not too sure what that spot is or where it could be located, but if I had to guess, it’s somewhere between the gut and heart; the soul, maybe. Chicago’s Sound Remedy remix of Daughter’s piano crooner is one of those tracks.

I don’t say this often, but this remix is spiritual. The synths and subtle dubstep build in the beginning explode into a sublime menagerie of drums, chopped ethereal vocals, and starbursts of synths. Sound Remedy redefines what it means to be dubstep here; a party atmosphere isn’t laced within the production. They use dubsteps ability to hit you as a means of waking you up, jolting you back to life, and opening your eyes. I can’t quite place my finger on what it is, but this track makes me want to be better. Perhaps it’s the lyrics. Their poetic without the pretense. Elena Tonra’s delivery is innocent and it’s concerned. Her remixed vocals work in concert with the heavy drops, balancing the tension in the production with the lightness of her voice.

There’s this one picture on the internet somewhere showing where Earth is located within the Milky Way. You can’t see it, our planet looks like a tiny speck of dust on the camera lens. The impermanence of your being, the sense of how small you really are is found within that one image. Some would speak to it’s ability to make the viewer feel insignificant, but I’d argue it ignites a sense of awe and wonder; the sublime is found within that picture. It makes losing yourself, wasting the days, and not appreciating the hours you’re alive pointless. Like this track, it sparks a drive to experience, make, and discover. It doesn’t show you how to go about it or what will happen, but it clears your head and assures you that what you want to achieve is possible.

You could still be,
what you want to,
what you said you were,
when I met you.
You’ve got a warm heart,
you’ve got a beautiful brain,
but it’s disintegrating,
from all the medicine.”

There’s something to be found in this track. Enjoy the journey.

Daughter – Medicine (Sound Remedy Remix)

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Neil Young – Old Man (Sound Remedy Remix)

 

Road tripping down south to the sandy dunes of the Outer Banks. We’ve made this a tradition of painful laughter, heavy drinking and tangled relationships. But the friendships remain true and I wouldn’t trade these people for the world. Passing between walls of wind and sand with nothing ahead but a stretch of slow road, we toast the struggles of each past year and the understanding of those to come. These are the moments of nostalgic sound and hearty sing-alongs.

Neil Young opens that nook in your soul and fills it with the shared angst of existence. The song was originally released in 1972 on Young’s album Harvest, and the narrative prevails still 40 years later.

Old man look at my life,
Twenty four
and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.

Love lost, such a cost,
Give me things
that don’t get lost.
Like a coin that won’t get tossed
Rolling home to you.”

Sound Remedy doesn’t fight with the nature of Old Man, but instead boosts the self-reflection with his special brand sweeping electronic sound. SR hails from Chicago with music born in his blood. Both his parents are Juillard-trained members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. With a rapid-fire output of music over the last two years, SR has remixed a wide spectrum from Beethoven to Wiz Khalifa. And this boy can rip it. Take an extra dose of his medicine with his Band of Horses remix.

Neil Young – Old Man (Sound Remedy Remix)

Band of Horses – The Funeral (Sound Remedy Remix)