Why? Dear God, WHY?
Now, I know remixing is a well established part of dance music, and there are cases where a remix can breathe life into a song (the remix of 'Beautiful Liar' is a case in point), but there's been a couple of cases lately where I've thought "Why?". Take the Utah Saints, who have taken their classic Something Good, which still has the power to make me leap up and down with joy, and turned it into Something Good '08, which, erm, doesn't, because it's covered with a pointless and intrusive bassline.
They’re not the only ones up to no good, though. The fantastic Toca’s Miracle from Fragma, which also had a great low-budget video, shot in a Middlesex University sports hall, has been ‘updated’ to Toca’s Miracle ‘08, which slows the track down, making it considerably less exciting.
Sigh. Are the yoof of today really that unable to cope with the originals? As the tracks are not altered that much either, the whole enterprise seems to be a waste of time from my point of view, but then I’m not the one earning money from it. Utah Saints may be satisfied, but it’s the aural equivalent of premature ejaculation for me.