Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Talk Strange Like Bjork: Stressed Out Remixes

ATCQ: "Stressed Out (Bjork's Married to the Mob Mix)" feat. Bjork
ATCQ: "Stressed Out (Bjork's Dandelions Mix)" feat. Faith Evans
ATCQ: "Stressed Out (Bjork's Say Dip Mix)" feat. Faith Evans
from Stressed Out 1996

This trio of remixes is definitely a different take on one of the stronger singles from Beats, Rhymes, and Life. Horns in hip-hop are nothing new, but the way Bjork drops in the fluttering woodwinds is unusual. The short "Married to the Mob Mix" is the most radical interpretation, layering a line from Phife over Bjork's emotive vocals with the drums subtracted from the equation.

"Dandelions Mix" is a step closer to convention, but remains interesting with the industrial soundscape around the 3:45 mark. And finally the "Say Dip" mix is clearly the result of Jive demanding a mainstream remix from Bjork; even so, the sax melody is a nice accompaniment to Faith's "someday we gon' make it" chorus.


At 8/11/2005 9:50 AM, Blogger Msanii_XL said...

This is dope..i mess with this


Post a Comment

<< Home