At Revolution it didn’t take us long to figure out that the perfect accompaniment to our stellar cocktails was good music. We love all sorts (not the liquorice), but what’s really making our feet tap at the moment is revisiting the greats.
As experts in mixology, it would be criminal for us not to appreciate the occasional remix, so here’s a few of our favourites to get you in the mood. Check it out.
Lenny Ibizarre – Riders On The Storm
Original artist: The Doors
This chilled lounge mix of Jim Morrison’s ‘Riders On The Storm’ is the perfect wind down after a busy night. The Danish producer has been in the business for a while, so if you’re looking for more of the same, definitely check him out.
Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
Original artist: Bob Dylan
Although not technically a ‘remix’, Hendrix’s version of ‘All Along The Watchtower’ is considered one of the best covers of all time. Originally released by one Bob Dylan in 1968, Hendrix managed to turn the track into something even more legendary than the original in his relatively short career. Hats off.
Ben L’Oncle Soul – Seven Nation Army
Original artist: The White Stripes
If you’ve never heard of ‘Seven Nation Army’, we feel compelled to enquire if you’ve been living under a rock since 2002 – we may start asking that on the door – don’t say you haven’t been warned. Thankfully, Ben L’Oncle Soul has heard of the song, and he’s made something completely new out of it.
Jack White powered the track with one of the most recognised guitar riffs of the ‘00s, but somehow L’Oncle Soul has reinvigorated it with some ska-inspired syncopation and wailing keys.
Xaphoon Jones – I Wanna Know Now
Original artist: Bob Marley – Is This Love/MGMT – Kids
Xaphoon isn’t a well-known household name right now – but he’s certainly one to watch. ‘I Wanna Know Now’ is comprised of a mash between Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’ and MGMT’s ‘Kids’.
Let’s not be coy – get your ears round this and thank us later.
Junkie XL – Little Less Conversation
Original artist – Elvis
We feel a little unfair saying this, and no discredit to those guys above, but maybe we’ve saved the best for last. You probably know this one already, but we’re sure you’d agree, it’s not played enough.
Following the track’s use in Ocean’s Eleven and that Nike advert, it gained massive popularity, and finally Elvis was on the air again – going on to become a number one hit in over 20 countries.
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