Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Straight To Your Heart
There was a time when I didn't really see why One Dove's beautiful and mysterious Why Don't You Take Me needed remixing, even though it was Underworld (and Secret Knowledge) doing said remixing. Weatherall's production and Dot's vocal were so right mucking around with them or removing the vocal seemed wrong. But the first Underworld remix, a slow one and a long way from the usual throbbing pulsing Emerson sound, is really good, building slowly over eleven minutes with a repeated synth part.
Why Don't You Take Me (Underworld Remix)
And the second one is nearly fifteen minutes of throbbing and pulsing and dark corners and dry ice- those hi hats and kick drums keep pushing it on and on.
Why Don't You Take Me (Underworld Up 2 Down Remix)
And while neither of them are as wondrous as the original, they exist to do a different job.