Double Take features two top ten tracks from the Hype Machine charts – both unknown and unheard by myself. Did I mention these tracks are selected specifically because they encompass genres that I am ignorant of, or generally avoid? Well, there’s that too.
Double Take is meant to be a fun interlude in the seriousness of music blogging…if blogging can be called serious. I tackle songs I would never otherwise give a second thought, or delve into genres where I’d be better off sticking my own foot in my mouth than try to talk intelligently about them. Read and listen responsibly. Enjoy!
Swim Deep – “She Changes The Weather” from Where The Heaven Are We – Ranked #3 on the Hype Machine no remix charts (#8 on full chart)
Swim Deep is yet another unknown quantity around the Sirens parts. I’ve never heard a track of theirs, but that’s actually okay in this scenario. It appears they are known for varying their style, so with nothing to base it off of I don’t have any presumptions going in.
It’s a beautiful sounding track, though the intro definitely threw me off the first two times I listened. There’s this whispered/drowned out conversation going on in the background that made me think my headphones were going out. Once I figured out I wasn’t hearing things and my apparatus wasn’t borked, I enjoyed my time with “She Changes The Weather”.
It’s definitely one of the better tracks I’ve reviewed in this segment, with a very epic sound that a man/woman could get swallowed in. I’ll give this a passing grade and look forward to hearing more from Swim Deep.
Swiss Lips – “U Got The Power” (Monsieur Adi Remix) – Ranked #3 on the Hype Machine remix chart (#4 on the full chart)
I don’t know Swiss Lips and my only encounter with Monsieur Adi was “Fire Fire Fire” last year sometime. That track WAS fire and I loved it in spite of my ignorance.
This track is pretty fun, though I have to confess to being nothing more than lukewarm towards the original. It has a good sound and generates some excitement, but it’s just not my thing. The remix adds a little more spark for my tastes, but all I really hear from it in the end is Justice and their album †.
In the end, I’m not in love with “U Got The Power” but I can see it’s appeal. I’d talk more intelligently about this track but I’m way outside my element. Like I said, it all sounds like Justice to me…which I’m sure sounds like someone else! The outro is pretty boss, though. That part is bliss.
I’ll give it a neutral grade and declare Swim Deep the victors this week.