Radiohead Remix: Big Ideas (don’t get any) + Reckoner teaser

 

Details from the artist:

 

Radiohead held an online contest to remix “Nude” from their album – “In
Rainbows” This was quite a difficult task for everybody that entered, as Nude is
in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that’s played in clubs is around 120bpm and
usually 4/4 timing. It’s pretty difficult to seamlessly mix a waltz beat into a
DJ set.

This resulted in lots of generic entries consisting of a typical
4/4 beat, but with arbitrary clips from “Nude” thrown in so that they qualified
for the contest.

Thom Yorke joked at the ridiculousness of it in an
interview for NPR radio, hinting that they set the competition to find out how
people would approach such a challenging task.

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I
grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a
situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not
exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

Sinclair ZX
Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer –
Drums
HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array – Act as a collection
of bad speakers – Vocals & FX

 

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