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More than a few people know I have a thing for cover versions. Both subscribers of the podcast and party goers alike know that I always like to keep a fresh batch of alternate versions in my bag.
After years of moving dance floors with songs that have become certified classics, new interpretations are breaths of fresh air. When a cover is so well done that it can stand up to the original, that’s a piece of gold.
This month’s Push the Fader Radio podcast highlights some of those versions. Songs that nod to the past, with an updated flavor. Perfect timing in my mind, as we make that transition from Summer to Fall and the season eases us in. In NYC it’s not cold yet, trails of the familiar summer are still there, but a little different. It’s almost like a seasonal cover or interpretation during this period.
Seasons change, mad things rearrange…
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1. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Moments” (Choice Cuts)
2. Bossa Rio “Eleanor Rigby” (Blue Thumb)
3. Caetano Veloso “Medley: Nega Maluca/Billie Jean/Eleanor Rigby” (Nonesuch)
4. Amy Winehouse “Halftime (Alborosie Reggae Mix) “ (white)
5. The Tamlins “Baltimore“ (Taxi)
6. Kabaka Pyramid “Feel di Vibes” (kabakapyramid.bandcamp.com)
7. BADBADNOTGOOD “Mass Appeal / Transmission” (BBNG)
8. Onur Engin “Sweet Seducing Sighs” (white)
9. The Sisters Love “Give Me Your Love (Mr K re-edit)” (K7)
10. Edenheight “Open Version (Expansions Version)“ (Breakin Bread)
11. Prince Fatty & Hollie Cook “And the Beat Goes On” (Mr. Bongo)
12. Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo “Nuthin’ But a G Thing (Dre En Cumbia)” (Tru Thoughts)
13. Bob Marley & The Wailers “Run For Cover” (Wail Soul)
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15. Bobby Valentin “Amor a Medio Tiempo” (white)
16. Visioneers “Rocket Man (Afrolatin Joint)” (Omniverse/BBE)
17. Sade “Is it a Crime” (Portrait)