Way back in December, my second cousin/butt bro/ILikeMyJamesChrisRowe wrote a guest post here featuring a few songs that wouldn’t necessarily find their way onto an ATG playlist. The one that stuck out like a sore thumb was “Home,” a five minute sing-a-long by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros that could have found its way into the setlist of The Folksmen from A Mighty Wind. I listened to it over and over again, shouting “Alabama, Arkansas” at the top of my lungs and whistling (poorly) along to the catchy melody.
Imagine my excitement, then, when I recently stumbled upon an RAC remix of “Home.” Initially, I was cautious, since remixes of folk songs tend to do one of three things: 1) They strip the song down too much, making it unrecognizable; 2) They don’t change anything save for adding a few swirling synths, or; 3) They remove the good parts of the song and make a whole new beat that, honestly, sucks. Well the Remix Artist Collective has done it again, breaking the mold of the traditional remix by not stripping down the song too much, adding more than just a bass line, and still keeping the mood of the song intact. Dare I say, they made it….better?
Step 1: Download “Home”
Step 3: Profit