Double Take: Round Three (Swim Deep’s “She Changes The Weather” & Swiss Lips’ “U Got The Power” (Monsieur Adi Remix))

0 Posted by - 03/26/2013 - One Timer

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!

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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)

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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.

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Swiss Lips – “U Got The Power” (Monsieur Adi Remix) – Ranked #3 on the Hype Machine remix chart (#4 on the full chart)

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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.

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