Now onto some more consistent programming.
Diplo, founder of the Mad Decent crew and DJ with unrivaled dance-inducing remixes, has teamed up with fellow DJ Benzi and Alabama-based hip hop group Paper Route Gangstaz to release Fear and Loathing in Hunts Vegas. Why am I writing this, you ask? Well, simply, it’s because the final track on said album, “Alabama”, samples Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come”. Ok, the verses and beat are nothing special, but everytime I hear Cooke’s croon (sped up or no) I can’t help but smile and enjoy. It’s nice to see some artists today give respect to Cooke, and “Alabama” is just as much of an homage to Sam as it is a new single. Also, how badass is that line “Alabama, say it backwards, Am a Bala”?
In other news: ANOTHER “Viva la Vida” remix. Maybe when I stop enjoying the song (see: never), I’ll cut it out with the excessive remix posts. This one comes courtesy of Budapest-based laptop musician We Are Happy Plants. Am I the only one who giggles when they realize that laptop musician is a legit profession now?