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Thursday, 13 October 2016

If You Need 'Em I Got Crazy Prophylactics

Experts have recently calculated that the number of re-edits in the world will outnumber the planet's population by the middle of 2017. But if there's one thing that 2016 has taught us it's that, as Michael Gove told us during the referendum campaign, 'the British people have had enough of experts'. Given the way he ran education during his time in office and how he then handled his own campaign for the Tory leadership he's clearly no expert at anything. Nigel Farage joined in with the general rubbishing of experts and I think we can agree that he's no expert either- the change in leadership at UKIP is a marvellous farrago. I'm sure that if any of us needed something serious and technical doing- fixing an engine say or heart surgery- the last person we'd want is an expert. What do experts know?

But back to  re-edits. This new edit/remix of A Tribe Called Quest's Bonita Applebum dropped into my inbox yesterday. Rhythm Scholar is the expert in question, a scholar too, and has done a fine job, making Bonita all smooth and slinky with the little riff reappearing now and then. As a bonus you can download it for free with two extra versions, The All Nite Excursion and Dubb. I am down with this.


The Swede said...

Was going to offer a quick one word comment, 'slinky', before realising you'd said that very thing in the post. So instead I'm going to go with sinuous!

C said...

This whole anti-expert thing worries me as only giving more strength to the 'cool to be crap' attitude which seems to prevail more in this country than elsewhere for some reason. But I like the tune a lot; both slinky and sinuous!

Swiss Adam said...

Slinky and sinuous sounds good to me.

The Lowrider said...

Rhythm Scholar is excellent, I play quite a few of his edits out. The Beatles 'Here Come The Sun' is a particular favourite.

Swiss Adam said...

Lowrider- I get sent his stuff via an email mailing list and don't manage to check them all out but this one really caught my ears.

Rhythm Scholar said...

Slinky and sinuous sounds good to me, too!

Thank you for the post and support, Adam!
I'm glad you're all digging the remix.

There's more on the way!

- Rhythm Scholar

P.S. Why do you guys choose to call remixes 'edits' or 're-edits' when 'remix' is a perfectly fine word, and to me has always meant something different than 'edit'? ;)

Swiss Adam said...

Its a good question Rhythm Scholar. Until recently I would always use the word remix. Re-edit/edit has wormed it way in and is something different. I shall now go away and re-evaluate my usage of these terms. Will report back soon.

Thanks for commenting by the way.

The Swede said...

I can't remember exactly how it started, but I often find myself using the term 're-imagining' in these situations.