Monday, May 12, 2008

RMXTP2 Liner Notes: "Oh Sheila"



Music Video- Ready for the World “Oh Sheila”

Ok, now normally I would be weary about even attempting to touch music that has been out for more than a few years. When you do this, you begin to mess with that gray area where music begins to either mature into classic material or gets lost and forgotten in the vaults, only to be dug up when that 20-year pop culture cycle comes full circle. With the advancement of technology, the 20 years is getting shorter everyday. In worst circumstances, the cycle is completed and recycled before a movement or cultural phenomenon gets any real shine…can anyone say Hyphy?

It’s also like a vintage wine where the region and harvesting conditions determine whether the winery had a good year. In my personal opinion, the mid-80s soundscape harvested by those such as Prince and all his offshoots was as solid and rich as the soil in Napa. So when you have legions of others plant seeds in the same soil, some of them are bound to yield some good shit. “Oh Sheila” was one of them. I think you get the point.

The homie Neros shot me a bunch of classic acapellas. Melvin Riley’s damn near androgynous lisp was screaming for an update. I decided to break the rules and do it anyway. Thankfully, the outcome didn’t disappoint me. I wanted to create a soundscape soft and lush enough to compliment this dude’s borderline hilarious vocals. I gave it soulful-electro-house feel, a fitting soundscape for a lounge in South Beach. I love this remix; it has had a ridiculously positive response from high school kids who didn’t have to like it whatsoever.

Also, on a side note, I know more than couple Sheilas…

Oh Yeah. To all the SUCKA DJs: The end of this track on the [Re]Mixtape Vol. 2 is the reason why DJ Tap.10 is a GENIUS. Period.

Please do your homework.

Thanks!

Ready For the World- "Oh Sheila" (Trackademicks Remix).mp3

2 comments:

innernash said...

THIS IS ONE GET'S A 'P' FOR PROPA!! BEEN RINSING FOR A BOUT A YEAR EVERY OTHER MONTH

The Word Herder said...

tap is effing ferocious for that mix.