Music Editor Dave Segal is somehow able to mentally catalogue every CD that he comes across. I know this because on a regular basis I wheel my chair across massive distance of four feet to his desk, throw several adjectives at him and delight at whatever he suggests I listen to.
Heart-wrenching blues? Bettye Lavette.
Groovy, downtempo lounge? Wax Tailor. Never fails.
Yesterday it was more of a dire necessity than usual. I was at my wits end and needed something good. Something soulful and elegant.
He hands over Bitter:Sweet- The Remix Game.
A new version of the band’s divine album The Mating Game, this disc brings together spin doctors like Thievery Corporation, Skeewiff and Yes King to add new and imaginative spins, hooks and beats.
But! The song is not lost or mangled in some disc-jockey’s inflated vision. Remixing at its finest.
So immediately infatuated with The Remix Game, I felt the need to share. Both Calendar Editor Vickie Chang and Le Receptionist Leslie Agan had the same response: “Hey, I’ve heard this before!”
You’ve heard Bitter:Sweet before too, I’m willing to bet.
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To name a few, their music has been in The Devil Wears Prada, Desperate Housewives, Greys Anatomy, some Victoria's Secret commercial, blah blah, you’ve heard them.
But not like this.