Friday, January 30, 2009

Remix Baby Yeah

Something that has been occurring with soundtracks recently is the apparent need to remix them for night clubs. The most recent (at least as far as I can tell) victim is that of Hans Zimmer's Pirates of Caribbean Score. There have also been notable dance versions of the Star Wars Theme, Braveheart, Titanic, Last of the Mohicans and even TV series aren't sacred with Twin Peaks getting its on clubthumping mix.

Regrettably I won't be sharing any of these as they are easily commercially available, however remixes are not new. In fact they have been going on since the beginning of the disco movement of the late 70s and early 80s. So today I thought I would present you with 2 remixes of famous John Williams scores from the 70's. Both have been captured from LP and as such may exhibit some audible hiss or scratches.

The first was a bonus 45 that came with the original LP soundtrack to Close Encounters of The Third Kind. It is basically a disco version of the main theme and an odd one at that... Take a listen here. (Link removed)

The second is an acid jazz revision of the Jaws theme by Lalo Shifrin. Which you can listen to here. (Link removed)

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