February 14, 2011

The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian (Bassnectar’s 2003 Remix)


Bassnectar recently dusted off this excellent remix of The Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian” completed in 2003. The producer had this to say about it on his blog

This was a song I loved as a child, and something I started working on back in 2002. I called it the 2003 remix because I think that is when I actually finished it, but of course I never released it; just kept it as a secret weapon and bootleg. (I love the whistling part in the middle.)
The beat is a bit of an older style… 103 bpm hip hop beats with fuzzy bass and a playful attitude. Newer/younger fans who separate music into 1 of 2 categories (“filthy” or “Not filthy enough”) will undoubtedly have no interest in this song, as it is basically a b-side remix that has been locked away in my vaults for many moons. But the old school heads may enjoy it and, regardless, I love it.
A few hours after hearing the news that Egypt was becoming a democracy I was sitting on a plane next to my buddy Tamer, who is Egyptian, and the joy in his face was electrifying. He was beaming, and I thought maybe it would be fun to dust off this old tune and huck it out into vapor space, here you go:

The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian (Bassnectar’s 2003 Remix)


Rating: 8.5


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