Dance tunes alternative cover versions?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by moody, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    by that I mean this....

    any more?

    I know there are a few brass/big band type covers out there at the mo....
  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    reports I've had from friends who have gone to orchestra plays dance classic gigs have been positive.

    my experience of the Gospel House Choir was great too.

    there's a good album of a classical pianist reinterpreting dance classics that was good...I'll dig out a link.>>>
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  4. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

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  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Obviously loads of this sort of stuff these days as massive money spinner, this was an ace night thou, quite a few videos of it on YT:

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
  6. Dragnet

    Dragnet Well-Known Member

    Country Teasers have covered 2 Unlimited's No Limit. Can't post a link at the moment, but it'll be on YouTube no doubt.
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  7. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    Acid Brass is great, but the Hacienda orchestral thing turns my stomach. Awful anti-music filth.
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  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Have you been?
  9. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    Of course not.
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  11. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    That Pete Tong orchestra looks a bit silly to me. He just stands behind some CD decks pretending to be some kind of conductor.

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  12. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    The whole concept is disgusting - faux-sophisticated filth aimed at the one-pill-a-year crowd for whom even Leftfield's live show is too gnarly. The London Sympharmonic plays the hits of Queen for the 21st century. Kill it.
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  13. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Couple of mates of mine raved about it - they also recently went to see Leftfield mind :D
  14. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    of course they did.
  15. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    happy christmas everyone
  16. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

  17. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Acoustic version of T2's Heartbroken by Prophet Zebadiah Abu-Obadiah and the Peon

  18. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

  19. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i was in a car on a Friday evening a few months back and thought id check out what Radio 1 do on a Friday night these days. There was Pete Tong, still going. It was pretty dreadful and it made me wonder does PT like any of the tunes hes playing? Glutton for punishment I then went and checked out what he plays out in a club - wathced a Live at Ibiza Rocks video. Fuck Me he looked so bored, occasionally checking his emails on his laptop, and the crowd dutifuly shuffled around emotionlessly. Bizarre is the only way to describe it.

    Anyhow Ive just had a quick skim of his Proms thing and its basically a fairly straight covers band of tunes i didnt really like that much first time around.
    I haven't heard the HAcienda set and although it might be similarly flat it needn't be automatically - it all depends on who has done the arrangements and how far they've gone in.
    I'm not much a fan of classical music - i find it pompous in the vast majority of cases - but i love the sound of an orchestra and id love there to be great new orchestral pieces more suited to my taste and influences - if based on hacienda classics then that would be just fine by me. Whether they've done anything interesting with it I'll reserve judgement till I hear it.
  21. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    There's clips on youtube that give you an idea - it's hackwork, really. Sounds ok when the song is good, but there's nothing really going on.

    I go and see the orchestra who're doing it - Manchester Camerata - fairly regularly, they do a lot of good work playing both challenging and accessible works - they have a great programme of modern orchestral music away from the Haceienda stuff, some of which I'm sure you'd love. They struggle to get audiences for anything but this and the classical canon though.
  22. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    They're doing another set of Motown and Northern Soul songs too in the spring. Also gross. I guess they need to pay the rent though.
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    sounds interesting...though without going too far down a tangent Im not really into overly dischordant music, and modern classical does tend to lean heavily that way...could do wit ha few more house-style chords in there!

    well aside from that I can give a big thumbs up to Gospel House Choir as they have some heavy heavy singers in their lineup...every time another soloist came down for their song the standard was kept at the highest mark. Some hard work has gone into the arrangements, and though the odd tune doesnt translate as well as others, Id happily catch them again. I do love a choir though
  24. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

  25. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    this is that sasha thing - actually it doesn't sound so bad. really just go and hear an orchestra doing Steve Reich or Philip Glass or one of the other minimalists though, that's all it is, but a whole load less complex and with a beat.

  26. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    (on reflection, it does sound bad.)
  27. There was a Carl Craig album "Versus" of orchestral versions of some of his tracks out this year. I thought it was OK in places but nothing extraordinary, i'd much rather listen to the originals
    Anyway here is a 2hr Youtube footage of the performance
  28. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Isn't Goldie getting in on this orchestral thing too?

    I'm with killer b on this. Old producers past their prime getting all "look how grown up and highbrow I am". I don't want grown up and highbrow not-techno or not-DnB, I want the real thing. If I wanted to listen to classical music I'd find some proper stuff to listen to.

    Anyway, on a different tack - Detroit garage rockers The Dirtbombs recorded an album of covers of Detroit techno classics a few years ago. Here's their Strings of Life:

    The results are mixed, which I think they recognised themselves. This is from an interview when they released it:

    "We considered three or four Underground Resistance songs but Jaguar seemed at the time like it would be the least difficult. Subsequently, it turned out to be almost impossible to record! It's deceptively simple; there's so much going on."

    On a similar tack, I love Danish dance-rockers Whomadewho's cover of Flat Beat. Here's a live version, cos I can't find a decent original version on youtube:

  29. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    I've seen these guys a couple of times - some of it's a bit too cheddar for my tastes, but they're infectious as fuck and a good laugh (they mostly do gigs at weddings of old ravers as far as I can tell). Their version of 'around the world' is brilliant.

  30. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul


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