Winner (Andrew Dawson Happy/Sad Remix)

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Winner (Andrew Dawson Happy/Sad Remix)

#1 Post by retrofuturist » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 10:37 am

Greetings,

I just heard the full version of this mix on Soundcloud.

It's OK. It's got a bit of an ambient vibe going on, but doesn't really go anywhere. The first half, which is instrumental, is probably more interesting than the second half, when Neil's vocals are introduced.

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#2 Post by cutie_kyle » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 10:42 am

There's a definite Moby sound there, especially his more recent work.

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#3 Post by Mr Love » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 10:44 am

Thanks for telling, isn't it allowed to post a link here? Listening right now.

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#4 Post by retrofuturist » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 10:47 am

Greetings,
Mr Love wrote:Thanks for telling, isn't it allowed to post a link here? Listening right now.
Well, the fact you're able to listen to it right now probably suffices doesn't it?

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#5 Post by Lleonard Pler » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 10:52 am

The intro is ace.

And I prefer the remix to the album version. Might swap them in my listening copy.

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#6 Post by Mr Love » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 10:56 am

retrofuturist wrote: Well, the fact you're able to listen to it right now probably suffices doesn't it?
I guess so... Pretty good remix I must say, even though I agree it's best before Neil starts singing which really tells it all - as it until then really isn't anything about PSB.

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#7 Post by BrilliantPSB » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 11:44 am

There are very few moments in an artist career where a producer gets as deeply involved into the artist's original idea, that he can eventually come up with and intense, sensitive, provocative and brilliant alternative production of a particular song.

There are very few remixers capable of taking you out of the original's mood and still sound fresh and unique.
Even fewer being able to transport the listener throughout the entire song with a variaty of sonic landscapes and textures, full of love nostalgic melodies embracing your soul until there's nothing else to exhale.

This is the case for Mr Andrew Dawson's HAPPYSAD remix of WINNER.
What an intimidating and atonishing remix he's done!

I don't think I will survive the release of quality compositions like this one much longer!!
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#8 Post by Monopoly Of Noise » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 11:50 am

BrilliantPSB wrote:There are very few moments in an artist career where a producer gets as deeply involved into the artist's original idea, that he can eventually come up with and intense, sensitive, provocative and brilliant alternative production of a particular song.

There are very few remixers capable of taking you out of the original's mood and still sound fresh and unique.
Even fewer being able to transport the listener throughout the entire song with a variaty of sonic landscapes and textures, full of love nostalgic melodies embracing your soul until there's nothing else to exhale.

This is the case for Mr Andrew Dawson's HAPPYSAD remix of WINNER.
What an intimidating and atonishing remix he's done!

I don't think I will survive the release of quality compositions like this one much longer!!
I'm in complete agreement with this. So glad that they are releasing the instrumantal disc alongside Elysium. Judging by the snippets and the general quality of this phase so far I think i've found a new favourite album. Very happy - or happy/sad - indeed. :)

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#9 Post by retrofuturist » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 12:10 pm

Greetings,
BrilliantPSB wrote:What an intimidating and atonishing remix he's done!
It's not that exciting. It sounds like an Underworld offcut.

However, it is nice to get a remix that's not yet another lifeless copy-and-paste beat-fest.

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#10 Post by 303krs » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 12:13 pm

This version is seriously amazing !

I can almost forgive them (EMI ? PSB ?) for releasing the original version. Excellent job Mr. Dawson !
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#11 Post by Harleyeight » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 12:27 pm

Just heard it, excellent mix

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#12 Post by Tom Angel » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 12:55 pm

Can't wait for Sunday to hear this!
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#13 Post by stevebr20012 » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 1:11 pm

Nikki and the Dove remix is also on Soundcloud.

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#14 Post by df118junkie » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 1:22 pm

It's a great remix/version, spoilt only by the inclusion of the trite lyrics...especially the chorus.

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#15 Post by alig » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 1:36 pm

df118junkie wrote:It's a great remix/version, spoilt only by the inclusion of the trite lyrics...especially the chorus.

Why do PSB fans always expect subtle lyrics? The PSB do not need to prove their skills every single time. They are a pop band above all.
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