Last month I wrote a blog post about Kirby Ferguson’s TED Talk I watched called “Embracing the Remix.” In that post I talked about creativity and how a lot of music we listen to is inspired by another source, which also leads into the discussion of remixes & reworks.
I’m all for producers & DJs remixing classic tracks, but it has to be done just right. I still cringe whenever I hear Jason Derulo ruin Robin S’ classic song “Show Me Love.” I ended up writing a post about that and going off in an angry rant about how dare he ruin such a classic dance track. Ugh, the horror of it! If you want to read my rant, then click here.
Whew, sorry folks, I got distracted by the thought of how horrible Jason Derulo’s version of “Show Me Love” ended up being. Anyways, my point is, there is a right and a totally nightmarish wrong way to ruin a classic. But producer Lane 8 knows how to rework a classic; proving to us that Fleetwood Mac’s classic song “Go Your Own Way” can have a new spin on it, yet still remain timeless.
San Francisco based producer Lane 8 gives the classic Fleetwood Mac track (which is one of my favorites) a new quirky vibe. In the same way that Maceo Plex reworked an INXS classic, both of the producers know how to rework a classic but maintain the integrity of the original song. A rework is a new spin on a track, but it still should have remnants of the original; the rework is a new perspective.
Here is the original track, live performance.