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I’ve been waiting for a decent dubstep remix of
Rage Against the Machine to come out for a while now.
The already unusual use of the guitar by Tom Morello
and the incredible vocals and lyrics of Zack de la Rocha
who also plays rather unusually on the bass
could be a fascinating combo with a good dubstep remixer.
Team Awesome which consists of producers Left/Right,
DJ Titan, and Big Ballin’ Collin, remixed Bulls on Parade
with elements of both dnb and dubstep, and if this one
is an indication of their other work, they
definitely live up to their name.
Jerk it out by Caesars is one of the most fun
rock songs ever made. For me, this song will
always be attached to memories of playing SSX3
as it was part of the game’s amazing soundtrack.
Since I’ve listened to the song about a thousand times,
Sawgood’s dubstep remix of the song, makes for a
refreshing change, but it is also one of the best
rock dubstep remixes I’ve come across.
Sawgood combined the original guitar sounds that are
so vital to the song along with his own amazing bass lines,
and despite the fact that I can enjoy a dubstep remix
without a huge drop, one can’t help but compliment
the insane drop in this one, overall a huge remix.
When you come across any song titled monster, you
don’t usually have high expectations. But, monster
performed by Meg & Dia, a rock group named
after the two lead singers which are sisters is a
tremendous rock song.
While many focus on the resemblance between
DotEXE’s remix and Skrillex’s work (the talking bass and vocal chops mostly), I find DotEXE’s dubstep remix of monster, to have an incredible drop
and outstanding vocals regardless of who did or did not influence it.
Paramore is one of the most popular rock bands in
recent years, lead by female vocalist Hayley Williams.
A major turning point for the band was their song Decode
being featured in the Twilight movie, which is an empire by itself.
Heavyload’s remix of Decode takes the song to a
completely different musical realm, and should be
viewed as a completely different song. This allows one to
enjoy both the original and the remix,
which is dark and hypnotic.
Now I have been known to exaggerate when it comes
to praising certain remixes, which sort of makes me
the boy who cried wolf.. or dubstep for that matter.
This time however, I have to insist that
Mirrored Theory’s remix of The Waterfall by Violet,
a band which I knew nothing about, but surely
checked out after, is one of the best dubstep remixes
I’ve ever heard.
SK-ONE’s remix of Flyleaf’s debut single “I’m So Sick”
is quite a treasure considering how many terrible rock/metal
dubstep remixes are out there, and while I can’t claim
to be a massive fan of the band, I would still recommend this to
anyone looking for an example of a good rock/metal dubstep remix.
Fix You, is one of Coldplay’s greatest songs, and my second
favorite after Don’t Panic.
I personally couldn’t imagine a dubstep version of Fix You ever
being good, but I guess my imagination is limited next to Datsik’s,
which did much more than just pull it off.
Datsik made a chilling dubstep remix of Fix You, that I think
even the band itself would find impressive.
Phoenix are a great french alternative rock group,
and their lead single “1901” off their fourth album Wolfgang
Amadeus Phoenix, provides an excellent example of
why I claim that magic occurs when you mix dubstep
with alternative rock.
DLID’s remix of 1901, is questioned by many in regards
to it being dubstep or not due to the fact that the bass
doesn’t make your nose bleed, but Phoenix 1901 DLID Remix,
is actually one of the best chill dubstep remixes I’ve come across.
While I’ve stopped listening to Linkin Park since
I was 16 (no offense to those who still do),
Neucore’s dirty dubstep remix of their single
“New Divide” (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theme)
gave me goosebumps.
Definitely one of the best dubstep remixes I’ve heard in a while.
Muse, along with Radiohead and Placebo are my
favorite bands of all time, which makes me very
protective of them. While I did not feel Nostalgia
gave too much “respect” to the original, I decided
to enjoy it as if it had nothing to do with it, and managed to do so.
Nostalgia’s drops, while somewhat disconnected from the song,
still almost made me shit my pants (in a good way),
definitely worth a listen.