If you ever want a sense of how a remix can give a really good song a really nice different feel … this may be one of the best examples you will ever find.
There is a new song being played on the radio … Waves by some guy named Mr. Probz <and what exactly was he thinking when he came up with that artist name???>.
I will begin with the original version.
This is a version I love.
I love it for its simplicity and the earthy authenticity this guy’s voice brings to such a simple heartfelt thought.
In a world where it seems like we overproduce genuine feelings and thoughts … not just in music but on tv or even in business meetings … this is a reminder that complex thoughts, when simply and well communicated, is a powerful powerful tool.
Stripping something down to its barest soul showcases vulnerability.
And there is always a time & a place for vulnerability.
Waves: the original version … which is really really good:
Now I will get to the version on the radio. It is a remixed version of that stunningly beautiful warm stripped down original.
Here is where remixing can actually be done well.
They could have gone Calvin Harris on us and created some techno dance beat version with a mirror ball circling above us … but they didn’t.
It is a slightly understated techno vibe which actually taps into a heartbeat feeling which kind of taps into your gut in a slightly different way than the original.
The remix changes the original but in a way that simply permits us to feel a variation of the emotion and not changing the intent.
Very very well done.
Mr. Probz – Waves remix <for more upbeat listening>
Waves Remix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MH9qWemtPo
I listened to some other stuff from good ole Mr. Probz and most of it is pretty miserable stuff <which is why I am not including anything else he has done>.
But this song is awesome.